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Ox-powered Roman paddle wheel boat from a 15th-century copy of De Rebus Bellicis. A four-wheeled ballista drawn by armored horses, from an engraving illustrating the editio princeps of De Rebus Bellicis. De rebus bellicis is a 4th or 5th century anonymous work which suggests remedies for ongoing military and financial problems in the Roman Empire, including a number of fanciful war machines. It was written after the death of Constantine I ; explicitly states that Constantine was dead when the work was written , and before the fall of the Western Roman Empire Some researchers suggest that it may refer to the Battle of Adrianople ; speaks about the serious threat posed by the barbarian tribes to the empire , or even the death of Emperor Theodosius I ; in many cases it uses the plural form of the word "princeps", the title of the emperor, which may refer to the split of the Empire between Honorius and Arcadius after the death of Theodosius.

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Detail of image from De rebus bellicis showing fanciful ox-powered wheel boat. Please click to view entire image. The anonymous illustrated pamphlet De rebus bellicis, which survived in the late ninth century Codex Spirensis , consists of a series of suggestions for reforming the Roman Empire. The writer describes a number of new mechanical contrivances which in his opinion ought to form part of the equipment of the Roman army. To facilitate the task of constructing them he included in his treatise coloured drawings of what these contrivances should look like when completed. More or less faithful copies of his drawings have survived in several of the manuscripts" Thompson, A Roman Reformer and Inventor.

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De rebus bellicis "On the Things of Wars" is an anonymous work of the 4th or 5th century which suggests remedies for the military and financial problems in the Roman Empire, including a number of fanciful war machines. It was written after the death of Constantine I in it is explicitly stated that Constantine was dead when the work was written and before the fall of the Western Roman Empire in Some researchers suggest that it may refer to the Battle of Adrianople of it refers to the serious threat posed by the barbarian tribes to the empire , or even the death of Emperor Theodosius I in , as it uses the plural form of the word "princeps", the title of the emperor, which may refer to the split of the Empire between Honorius and Arcadius after the death of Theodosius. Media related to De rebus bellicis at Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article includes a list of references , related reading or external links , but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

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