The only use of the word “matrix” I could find as a “military formation” is in the following example. Is this the usual word for a rectangular military formation? Is the word matrix used for more modern military formations, for example Napoleonic military formations? I look forward to your feedback.
ABSTRACT. In this article we undertake a study about the training process of the Roman soldier in the Epitoma rei militaris, document written during the last years of the fourth century a.D. We aim here to analyze the procedure reported by Vegetius view that aimed to to turn the recruit in soldier in the Roman army. We are supported in the concept of the Military Paideia, defining the process based on an ideal model of a soldier to problematize some essential points for the formation of the Roman soldier. We expect this work to develop an analysis of the elements of the Vegetius vision that they could form a Roman military matrix that would beat all the enemies.