List of Roman legions. This is a list of Roman legions, including key facts about each legion, primarily focusing on Principate (early Empire, 27 BC - 284 AD) legions, for which there exists substantial literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence.
Until the 1st century BC, legions were temporary citizen levies, raised for specific campaigns and disbanded after them. By the early 1st century BC, legions were mixed volunteer/conscript units. Legions became standing units, which could remain intact long after a particular campaign was finished. Large numbers of new legions were raised by rival warlords for the civil wars of the period 49-31 BC. However, when Augustus became sole ruler in 31 BC, he disbanded about half of the over 50 legions then in existence. During the Dominate (late Empire, 284–476), legions were also professional, but are little understood due to scarcity of evidence compared to the Principate.
Late Republican legions Early Empire legions Code for Roman provinces in the table: The Roman legions - LIVIUS.ORG. Roman legions by coins. Chronique des légions romaines. Romano Impero: LE LEGIONI ROMANE. "Tito Ponzio Sabino, figlio di Tito, ascritto alla tribù Palatina, prefetto della I coorte di cavalleria di Pannoni e Dalmati con cittadinanza romana, tribuno militare della VI legione "Ferrata", insignito di decorazioni militari dal divino Traiano nella spedizione partica, e precisamente di un "hasta pura", di un "vexillum" e di una "corona muralis".
LEG V ALAUDAE. LEG VIII AUGUSTA. LEG IX HISPANA. LEG X GEMINA. LEG X FRETENSIS. LEG XI CLAUDIA P.F. LEG XII FULMINATA. LEG XIII GEMINA. LEG XX Valeria Vitrix. Reenactor.Net, THE Online, Worldwide Home of Living History Forums - Legio Europa. Legio I Italica (Italy) -- The group was founded in 1996 upon an idea of Sandro Maragno, partner of GAV, to honor and remember the legion recruited by the Emperor Nero in the 67 AD.
The GAV or Gruppo Archaeologico di Villadose was founded in 1988, with the primary objective being to explore the territory and to census the present archaeological sites. In 1990 the GAV prepared, in collaboration with Town Administration and Archaeological Superintendence of Veneto, the permanent Show on the Roman Centuriation in Villadose that in 8 years has been visited by around 15,000 people. The Show contains around 400 finds, all found by the partners of the GAV during the search of surface. In these last years the group has become interested in reenacting, so was born the Legio I Italica. The group is composed of around 15 legionaries, impassioned of Roman history, who introduce to the public how the Roman legionaries fought and lived in their camp. Legionary Satmps (I-IX) on bricks. The Roman Military MuseumBack to MainpageRoman Military MainpageLegionary Bricks Main PageLegionary Bricks Part 1 Leg I-IXLegionary Bricks 2 Legio X-XXXLegionary Bricks Part 3 Auxiliary Units ...
Legionary Stamps on Roman Bricks Part 1: Legions I - IX LEG I ADILegio I Adiutrix was based in Brigetio (Szöny), Hungary L I M, I M . LEG II ADiutrix, based in Aquincum (=Budapest), Pannonia inferior) LEG II AVG, a donative stone for the Legio II Augusta, based in Britannia L II ITALICA Legio II Italica was based in Lauriacum (Lorch), Austria LEG III ITALLegio III Italica was based in Castra Regina (Regensburg), Germany LEG IIII MAC in horseshoe form and ligatureLegio IIII Macedonica was moved from Spain to Mogontiacum (Mainz, Germany), and disolved by Vespasianus after the Civilis revolt in 69 AD.
Legionary Stamps (X-XXX) on Bricks. The Roman Military MuseumBack to MainpageRoman Military MainpageLegionary Bricks Main PageLegionary Bricks Part 1 Leg I-IXLegionary Bricks 2 Legio X-XXXLegionary Bricks Part 3 Auxiliary Units ..
Legionary Stamps on Roman Bricks Part 2: Legions X - XXX & Auxiliary Units LEG X GEMLegio X Gemina was based in Vindobona (Vienna), Austria in the form of a legionary sandal with nails in the form of a foot (5 toes) as regular stamp LXF Legio X Fretensis from Jerusalem LEG XIII GEM, based in Dacia LEG XIIII GMVLegio XIIII (sometimes XIV) Gemina was based first in Mogontiacum (Mainz), Germany, later in Carnuntum, Austria round Legio XIIII Gemina as legionary sandal more rectangular stamps of Legio XIIII Gemina Martia Victrix.