1670 Art of War Vegetius De Militari Roman Military Tactics Polybius Frontinus

VEGETIUS, Flavius Renatus

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Vegetius was the name of a relatively unknown Roman author, whose 4th-century treatise on military principles was the preeminent work on warfare during the height of the Roman Empire. This work focuses on the importance of training soldiers before battle, employing strategy into combat, maintaining supplies, organizing a camp, and how to follow leadership. This book contains the best description siege craft in the Late Roman Empire such as the use of an onager, a machine that was originally thought to not be invented until the middle ages!

 

This 1670 edition of ‘Art of Military’ includes the military writings of other prominent ancient military writers including:

  • Polybius on military and Roman encampments
  • Aeneas Tacticus on the tolerable investment of war
  • Claudius Aelianus on the formation of armies
  • Sextus Julius Frontinus on military strategies
  • Cicero on military matters (unknown treatise attrib. to Cicero)

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1670 Art of War Vegetius De Militari Roman Military Tactics Polybius Frontinus

 

Vegetius was the name of a relatively unknown Roman author, whose 4th-century treatise on military principles was the preeminent work on warfare during the height of the Roman Empire. This work focuses on the importance of training soldiers before battle, employing strategy into combat, maintaining supplies, organizing a camp, and how to follow leadership. This book contains the best description siege craft in the Late Roman Empire such as the use of an onager, a machine that was originally thought to not be invented until the middle ages!

 

This 1670 edition of ‘Art of Military’ includes the military writings of other prominent ancient military writers including:

  • Polybius on military and Roman encampments
  • Aeneas Tacticus on the tolerable investment of war
  • Claudius Aelianus on the formation of armies
  • Sextus Julius Frontinus on military strategies
  • Cicero on military matters (unknown treatise attrib. to Cicero)

 

Item number: #21325

Price: $750

 

VEGETIUS, Flavius Renatus

 

Veteres de re militari scriptores quotquot extant, nunc primâ vice in unum redacti corpus

 

Vesaliae : Apud Andream ab Hoogenhuysen, M DC LXX. [1670]

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • Part I – [48], 510
    • Part II – [14], 78, [2], 604 (i.e., 600), [48]
      • Numerous engravings throughout
    • Language: Latin
    • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure
    • Size: ~8in X 4.75in (20.5cm x 12.5cm)
    • Very rare and desirable

 

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Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Military & War

Authors

VEGETIUS, Flavius Renatus

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete