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Imagine the look on my face when I saw 'Aeneas Tacticus' cited in a work of military history. Mr. Pratchett is obviously a man of considerable, if indiscriminate, learning. I am impressed. -- Moriah
Imagine the look on my face when I saw 'Aeneas Tacticus' cited in a work of military history. Mr. Pratchett is obviously a man of considerable, if indiscriminate, learning. I am impressed. -- Moriah
Could this character also be a reference to Karl Bernadotte, a Napoleon general who became king of Sweden, and later participated to war against said Napoleon ? -- Tam
:I thought that this had been mentioned here before, but I can't find it. It seems likely that TP knew the story.  --[[User:Old Dickens|Old Dickens]] ([[User talk:Old Dickens|talk]]) 00:52, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

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Where is he referred to as Callus?--Hapenny 20:37, 8 January 2008 (CET)

Wintersmith, recently. I thought there was somewhere older...--Old Dickens 01:10, 9 January 2008 (CET)

Oh I see - thanks!--Hapenny 18:51, 11 January 2008 (CET)

Callus Tacticus can be translated as "hard feelings". --Old Dickens 22:22, 11 January 2008 (CET)

Imagine the look on my face when I saw 'Aeneas Tacticus' cited in a work of military history. Mr. Pratchett is obviously a man of considerable, if indiscriminate, learning. I am impressed. -- Moriah

Could this character also be a reference to Karl Bernadotte, a Napoleon general who became king of Sweden, and later participated to war against said Napoleon ? -- Tam

I thought that this had been mentioned here before, but I can't find it. It seems likely that TP knew the story. --Old Dickens (talk) 00:52, 15 February 2015 (UTC)