castrametation

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castrametation

(ˌkæstrəmɛnˈteɪʃən)
n
(Military) the art of designing and laying out an encampment
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Such apparent disproportion may at times recall the projected poem of 'The Caledoniad; or, Invasion Repelled' in Scott's later novel, The Anti-quary, where Oldbuck's antiquarian project (indeed the whole of his Essay on Castrametation) is to be embodied in his annotation to a poem on the subject of the Roman invasion of Scotland by Agricola that he urges his young friend Lovel to write: Oldbuck's notes clearly take precedence over Lovel's verses in his mind.
This association between the army camps and the idea of a city does not only appear in Aemilius' rhetoric, but is in evidence in the practice of castrametation itself.
(48) Guillaume Du Choul, Des antiquites ivmaines, Turin, 1547 ; Guillaume Du Choul, Discours sur la castrametation et discipline militaire des Romains, Lyon, G Roville, 1554 ; Guillaume Du Choul, Des bains et de la palestre, Turin, 1547 " Guillaume Du Choul, Des bains et antiques exer<<irations grecques et romaines, Lyon, G.