Epitoma Rei Militaris: Edited with an English Translation by Leo F. Stelten / Edition 1

Epitoma Rei Militaris: Edited with an English Translation by Leo F. Stelten / Edition 1

by Flavius Vegetius Renatus
     
 

Flavius Vegetius Renatus, the 4th century AD writer on military matters, was more well known during the Middle Ages than today. His Epitoma Rei Militaris was a kind of Vademecum for many kings and generals. Writers on military training and tactics used Vegetius as a source for their own treatises on these subjects. The Epitoma is found in over

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Flavius Vegetius Renatus, the 4th century AD writer on military matters, was more well known during the Middle Ages than today. His Epitoma Rei Militaris was a kind of Vademecum for many kings and generals. Writers on military training and tactics used Vegetius as a source for their own treatises on these subjects. The Epitoma is found in over 300 manuscripts in Latin, in other European languages and in English. Printed editions are more scarce, especially in English. Lt. John Clarke prepared an English translation in 1767 directed mainly to military personnel. This has been printed in part in this century. Carolus Lang prepared a critical text of the Latin in 1885. Stelten's book is an updated Latin text and a complete English translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820414034
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1991
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 17: Classical Languages and Literature, #11
Pages:
334

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