Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

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Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus (4th century, possibly into the 5th), commonly referred to simply as Vegetius, was a writer of the Later Roman Empire.


  • Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
    • Therefore, whoever wishes for peace, let him prepare for war.
    • De Re Militari (also known as Epitoma rei militaris), Book 3
    • Variant: Si vis pacem para bellum. ("If you want peace, prepare for war.")

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