Division by Roads and Squares
From the line described by the front of these tents
they measure another distance of a hundred
feet towards the front. At that distance another
parallel straight line is drawn, and it is from this last that they
begin arranging the quarters of the legions, which they do as
follows:—they bisect the last mentioned straight line, and
from that point draw another straight line at right angles
to it; along this line, on either side of it facing
each other, the cavalry of the two legions are
quartered with a space of fifty feet between them, which space
is exactly bisected by the line last mentioned.
of encamping the infantry is similar to that of the cavalry.
The whole area of each space occupied by the maniples and
squadrons is a square, and faces the via;1
the length facing
is one hundred feet, and they generally try to make the
depth the same, except in the case of the socii; and when they
are employing legions of an extra number, they increase the
length and depth of these squares proportionally.