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date: 23 May 2022

Vegetius fl. ad 379–395
Roman military writer 

  1. Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
    Let him who desires peace, prepare for war.
    usually quoted as ‘Si vis pacem, para bellum [If you want peace, prepare for war]’
    Epitoma Rei Militaris bk. 3, prologue; see Aristotle