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Vatican  

Bryan Ward-Perkins

Vatican, an extramural area of the city of Rome, on the right bank of the *Tiber around the mons Vaticanus. In the early empire the Vatican was the site of an imperial park (the horti ... More

Vegetius Renatus, Flavius  

Brian Campbell

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Mar 2016
Flavius Vegetius Renatus, wrote an Epitoma rei militaris in four books, which is the only account of Roman military practice to have survived intact. The work was written after ce 383 but ... More

Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus, c. 540–c. 600 CE  

Jill Harries

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Mar 2016
Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus (c. 540ce–c. 600), Christian Latin poet, born near Treviso in northern Italy and educated at Ravenna, he left Italy in 565 and later lived at ... More

vicarius  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Mar 2016
During the first two cents. ce, vicarius meant a substitute for an absent or deceased provincial governor. In the 3rd cent. vicarii were the equestrian *procurators of provinces who were specially ... More

Zonaras, Johannes, Byzantine historian and canonist  

Arnaldo Momigliano

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Mar 2016
A commander of the body-guard and imperial secretary, he was probably forced to retire into monastic life after the failure of the conspiracy to make Anna Comnena empress in 1118 ce. Living in exile ... More

Zosimus  

John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
Zosimus, Greek historian. Little is known of his life except that he had been advocatus fisci (see fiscus) and obtained the dignity of comes (see comites). His identification with either the sophist ... More

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