Rei militaris instituta, also called Epitoma rei militaris, written sometime between and , advocated a revival of the old system but had almost no influence. Epitoma rei militaris. Vegetius Edited by M. D. Reeve. Oxford Classical Texts. The first modern critical edition; Based on a comprehensive. The Epitoma Rei Militaris or Epitome of Military Science by Publius. Flavius Vegetius Renatus was in the Middle Ages one of the most popular.

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The leader of the army dux had to take care of the men under his command and keep himself informed about the movements of the enemy to gain advantage in the battle. A more generalized Roman-barbarian conflict rrei than a specific war could equally be posited. There may be more than C allows to Zuckerman’s point rejected as unconvincing: Epitome of Military Science.

Military art and science–Quotations, maxims, etc. New York University ; N.

Ammianus’ could also have been cited as a Greek-speaker’s learned Latin despite his tortuous, rhetorical and not always clear style. Spiers and Jeremy A. Military art and science–Early works to Hence the army’s lack of discipline, seen in no longer fortifying its marching camps 1.

Similarly, C weakly hints pp. Greek Tactica were by no means lightweight literary works of no practical value, as C alleges pp. Wheeler, “Shock and Awe: The chapter concerns training recruits to use plumbatae: The fourth book, Quartus liber militars machinas, quibus uel obpugnantur ciuitates uel defenduntur, enumerat; naualis quoque belli praecepta subnectitenumerates “all the machines with which cities are besieged or defended” chapters and adds also the precepts of naval warfare chapters For a reviewer, whose own study of this Latin text began in his undergraduate days many moons agoand who has tended to favor a late fourth-century date, C’s monograph aroused more than casual interest: To the modern day, Latin copies of the e;itoma have survived, not including translations to various rpitoma European languages.


The third book, Tertius liber omnia artium genera, quae terrestri proelio necessaria uidentur, exponitsets forth all types of arts that appear to be necessary for fighting on land.

As fleetness of foot was a standard Homeric epithet of Achilles, one wonders if this trait should be taken so literally in a panegyrical passage. Vergil in Russia Zara Martirosova Torlone. The translator is identified in Manuscript No.

Balkan recruitment and the Bessi have already been mentioned. A more detailed discussion of these issues in E. Vegetius’ notes about siegecraft became especially obsolete when the technology advanced and gunpowder weapons such as cannon came into widespread use.

Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Epitoma rei militaris manuscript circa 12th century

Stalin’s Agent Boris Volodarsky. It went on into the 18th and 19th centuries as a source of policy and strategy to the major states of Europe.

Editions and translations [ edit ] The most reliable modern edition is that of Michael D. As C’s topical approach focuses on the cases for individual emperors, the often piecemeal presentation of opponents’ views, scattered fragments lifted for refutation from the context of broader arguments, deprive a reader of the cogency of an individual scholar’s position.


This article is about a work by Vegetius. Some of the manuscripts have a note that the text was revised for epiotma 7th time in Constantinople in the consulate of Valentinian, who nilitaris have been Valentinian IIIreigning This Flavius Vegtius Renatus Epitoma rei militaris manuscript was produced circa twelfth century on vellum. Journal of Military History 58 ; M.

Epitoma rei militaris

Balkan references subtly recur: For an image, see British Library. C rightly sees the veterinary treatise as a later work, although this view does not preclude the Epitoma ‘s date in the late fourth century. His cognomen Renatus, possibly with Christian connotations “reborn”is eei discussed, although John Lydus Mag.

C even expects the praises of his Vegetius the panegyrist to be rational pp. Manuscripts Division William L. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Strategy and tactics Infantry tactics.