Vegetius, epitome of military science

@inproceedings{Wheeler1993VegetiusEO,
  title={Vegetius, epitome of military science},
  author={E. Wheeler and N. Milner},
  year={1993}
}
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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