The author of a Libellus de Vocabulis Rei Mililaris,
addressed to the emperor Tacitus.
It contains an explanation of some common terms, and an outline of the system pursued at that period in classifying and disciplining soldiers.
It is very brief, and presents no features of interest or importance.
The compiler has been most unjustly charged with copying Vegetius, who flourished nearly a century larer under Valentinianus.
Modestus first appeared in a 4to volume without date and without name of pace or printer, but which, according to the best bibliographical authorities, was printed at Rome by Jo. Scharener de Bopardia about 1474
, and contains also Pomponius Laetus de Magistratibus Urbis.
The tract was subsequently included in all the chief collections of Scriptores de Re Militari
and appears under its best form in the edition of that Corpus published with the notes of Stevechius. modius, and Schriverius at Wesel (Vesalia clivoram). 8vo. 1680.