Vegetius

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Vegetius

Epitome of Military Science

Translated Texts for Historians, 16

1996

March 1st, 1996

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The only Latin art of war to survive, Vegetius’ Epitome was for long a part of the medieval prince’s military education. The core of his proposals, the maintenance of a professional standing army, was revolutionary for medieval Europe, while his theory of deterrence through strength remains the foundation of modern Western defence policy.

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