Arrangements When There Are More Men
The number then of foot-soldiers and cavalry being
Provision for extra numbers.
given (at the rate, that is to say, of four
thousand or of five thousand for each legion),
and the length, depth, and number of the
maniples being likewise known, as well as the breadth of
the passages and roads, it becomes possible to calculate
the area occupied by the camp and the length of the
aggers. If on any occasion the number of allies, either
those originally enrolled or those who joined subsequently,
exceeds their due proportion, the difficulty is provided for
in this way. To the overplus of allies who joined subsequent
to the enrolment of the army are assigned the spaces on either
side of the Praetorium, the market-place and Quaestorium being proportionally contracted. For the extra numbers of allies
who joined originally an extra line of tents (forming thus another via
) is put up parallel with the other tents of the socii,
facing the agger on either side of the camp.
and for two consular armies.
But if all four
legions and both Consuls are in the same
camp, all we have to do is to imagine a second
army, arranged back to back to the one
already placed, in exactly the same spaces as the former,
but side by side with it at the part where the picked men
from the extraordinarii
are stationed facing the rearward agger.
In this case the shape of the camp becomes an oblong, the
area double, and the length of the entire agger half as much
again. This is the arrangement when both Consuls are within
the same agger; but if they occupy two separate camps, the
above arrangements hold good, except that the market-place is
placed half way between the two camps.