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Vegetius
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P. V. Renatus, Latin author in Late Antiquity. As well as a work on veterinary medicine (Digesta artis mulomedicinae; cf. Mulomedicina Chironis; Veterinary medicine), V. wrote a technical military text (Epitoma rei militaris), which in four books covers questions of recruitment and military training (book 1), the organization of Roman legions (book 2; Legio ), strategic and tactical problems (book 3), and besieging cities and warfare at sea (book 4; Naval warfare). After V. had written De dilectu atque exercitatione tironum (= book 1), he received a com…

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Brandt, Hartwin (Chemnitz), “Vegetius”, 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 27 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1229180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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