De Rebus Bellicis

   Late fourth-century military treatise by an anonymous Latin writer. The treatise is addressed to the reigning emperors (q.v.), perhaps Valentinian I and Valens (qq.v.). The author considers himself a reformer, but the reforms he recommends vary from commonsensical to bizarre. He also recommends new military technology, the illustrations of which include inventions that seem a bit far-fetched.

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