Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)
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A. Author and work

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus was a senior Roman official (vir illustris), who according to one group of MSS was probably responsible for the finances of the Imperial court as comes sac[rar]um [largitionum]. He composed a treatise of military theory in four books, the Epitoma rei militaris (= Mil.; ‘Epitome of Military Science’), and is also regarded as the author of the Digesta artis mulomedicinae (= Mul.; ‘Digest of the arts of healing mules’; also Mulomedicina for short),…

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Günther, Sven, “Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111

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