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Mike Bishop

You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of trifles


The Latin text of Vegetius' Epitoma Rei Militaris

I have long been working on a project to place the text, a translation, and a commentary on Vegetius' famous military work onto the Web, but until this mammoth task is completed (if ever), those who need it can get access to the Latin text (Lang's 2nd edition of 1885). These are text (.txt) files, so you will have to use your browser's back button to return to this page. They range in size between 33K and 70K. To save them to directly to disk, simply right click on the link and select Save Link As or whatever your browser demands.

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4


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This page was almost updated on February 2nd 2007