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Anonymus de rebus bellicis
(409 words)

[German version]

This work, which was written in Latin in late antiquity and is preserved together with the  Notitia Dignitatum, consists of a praefatio and 21 chapters. In chapters 6-19 the Anonymus de rebus bellicis (AdRB) presented novel war equipment, which was already illustrated in the original text and not merely the preserved manuscripts (6,5). Of particular historical interest are chapters 1-5 and 20-21, in which the AdRB, who was perhaps a high-ranking civilian official [1.8 ff.], suggested financial, admini…

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Brandt, Hartwin (Chemnitz), “Anonymus de rebus bellicis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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