De vocabulis rei militaris.
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[a1r] Modestus [pseudo-]: De vocabulis rei militaris [addressed to] Emperor Tacitus. ‘De uocabulis rei militaris'. See M‑285.
Imprint: Rome: Eucharius Silber, 7 June 1487. 4°.
Remarks: In the same year Silber printed Vegetius (V‑052), Aelianus Tacticus (A‑041), and Frontinus (F‑109). The books were conceived as a unit; see the dedicatory letter from Johannes Sulpitius in his edition of Vegetius, item 1 in this volume ('Tres de ea re scriptores egregios quos nuperrime recognoui, Vegetium, Aelianum, et Frontinum simul coniunxi et ut emendatissimi in tuas et in aliorum manus uenirent effeci . . .'). Goff, CIBN and others list the books under the common heading ‘Scriptores rei militaris'; under such heading are listed in this catalogue two more editions containing the same texts, one printed by Eucharius Silber in 1494 (S‑120), which contains also a Latin translation of Onosander, Strategicus, another printed by Franciscus Plato de Benedictis in 1495-96 (S‑121), edited by Philippus Beroaldus, who rearranged the order of appearance of the texts, but this edition is otherwise based on Sulpitius's.
Hain: HC Addenda, 11444;
Goff: Goff S‑343 (D);
BMC: BMC IV 108;
Proctor: Pr 3828;
Others: CIBN M‑489; Sheppard 3026.
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