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CHAUCI
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Definitions

  1. The legions were foot soldiers and the Heruli and Batavi were sent to Gaul as auxiliary legions with the Jovii and Victores legions. (Web site)
  2. The legions were supported by auxiliaries, troops drawn from the provinces who could earn Roman citizenship through military service.
  3. The legions were waiting for their discharges and the bonus pay Caesar had promised them before the battle of Pharsalus.
  4. As legions were not standing armies until the Marian reforms (c. (Web site)
  5. The legions were supported by auxiliary forces, composed of inhabitants of the empire who were not citizens of Rome. (Web site)

Allegiance

  1. The legions of the East at once took the customary oath of allegiance. (Web site)
  2. The Italian legions seemed likely to transfer their allegiance to the one they saw as Caesar's son, Octavian. (Web site)

Danube

  1. In 282, the legions of the upper Danube proclaimed the praetorian prefect Carus as emperor. (Web site)
  2. The praetorian prefect Cornelius Fuscus led five or six legions across the Danube on a bridge of ships and advanced towards Banat (in Romania). (Web site)

Borders

  1. The unruly provinces at the borders, where the vast majority of the legions were stationed, were under the control of Augustus. (Web site)
  2. Rome used its legions to expand its borders to eventually dominate most of Europe and the area around the Mediterranean Sea.
  3. Following their example the legions at the borders would also increasingly participate in the civil war s.

Troops

  1. Again, Caesar raised two legions, and together with the other troops, he surprised the Belgian nation of the Remi, who lived in modern Reims.
  2. With their wars against Rome, the Seleucids attempted to create units of troops that copied the Roman legions.
  3. Pompey assembled his troops into nine legions, and could count on two additional legions from Syria, led by Metellus Scipio. (Web site)

Rebellion

  1. Rome sent numerous legions and its best generals to Lusitania to quell the rebellion, but to no avail the Lusitanians gained more and more territory. (Web site)
  2. This was due largely to the rebellion headed by the legions at Syria who wished to install Elagabalus as their chosen leader. (Web site)
  3. The rebellion defeated and absorbed two Roman legions before it was suppressed by Vespasian's brother-in-law, Quintus Petillius Cerialis, by the end of 70. (Web site)

Civil Wars

  1. When the civil wars broke out, those legions remained loyal to him even when he marched on Rome.
  2. The Roman legions, which had reached an unprecedented number (around 50) because of the civil wars, were reduced to 28. (Web site)
  3. Following their example the legions at the borders would also increasingly participate in the civil wars.

Civil War

  1. As civil war raged in Rome, weak governors were unable to control the legions in Britain, and Venutius of the Brigantes seized his chance.
  2. In 69-70, all the Roman fortications along the Rhine and Danube were destroyed by Germanic insurrections and civil war between the legions.
  3. Sulla then commanded six legions to march with him to Rome and institute a civil war.

Roman Rule

  1. The Roman legions may have left Britain for good in 410 AD, and had abandoned Wales even earlier, but history didn't stop with the end of Roman rule. (Web site)
  2. The area of Wales we know today became part of the Roman province of Britannia, and remained under Roman rule until the legions were withdrawn in about 400. (Web site)

Britain

  1. In 43, Claudius sent Aulus Plautius with four legions to Britain (Britannia) after an appeal from an ousted tribal ally. (Web site)
  2. Roman legions in Britain proclaim a new emperor, Magnus Maximus, who seizes Gaul.
  3. Hearing of Carausius's treachery, the Romans send Allectus to Britain with three legions.

Nero

  1. Under Nero a general rebellion erupted, and he dispatched four legions led by Vespasian to crush the uprising.

Eastern Provinces

  1. His claim to the throne was soon challenged by legions stationed in the Eastern provinces, who proclaimed their commander Vespasian emperor in his place. (Web site)

Provinces

  1. Julius summed up his services to the state and demanded that he could keep his legions and provinces till he was elected consul. (Web site)
  2. Tiberius also rapidly enumerated the legions and the provinces which they had to garrison. (Web site)

Empire

  1. Worse still, in the east of the empire the legions now hailed a certain Iotapianus emperor.
  2. Loyal legions would be detached from other points of the empire and would eventually drown the rebellion in blood.
  3. On this day, the bulk of the legions of the eastern part of the Empire had been defeated and destroyed by an army of Ostrogoths and Visigoths.

Roman Empire

  1. Odoacer makes demands of the Roman Empire in fair exchange for his decade-long support of the Roman legions in the east. (Web site)
  2. In the Roman Empire the legions became only one part of the army (predominantly heavy infantry) with other roles fulfilled by allied troops.
  3. With the birth of the Roman Empire, the legions created a bond with their leader, the emperor himself.

Brutus

  1. Brutus was able to retreat into the nearby hills with the equivalent of only 4 legions. (Web site)

Julius Caesar

  1. Julius Caesar gives his general Gaius Fabius command of six legions and sends them in the spring from Gaul into the Hispanic provinces.
  2. Julius Caesar in his Gallic Wars describes how at the Battle of Alesia the Roman legions created two huge fortified walls around the city.
  3. Julius Caesar suppressed them in 50 BC. Moguntiacum, Agri Decumetes Modern name: Mainz Moguntiacum started out as a major, permanent camp for Roman legions. (Web site)

Italian Peninsula

  1. Caesar, leading a tough veteran army, quickly swept down the Italian peninsula, and encountered meager resistance from freshly recruited legions.
  2. Initially, the rebel slaves had great success against the Roman legions sent against them, and wreaked havoc across the Italian peninsula.

Ambiorix

  1. Two legions were annihilated by a rising, led by Ambiorix.

Nervii

  1. The 10th legion went after the Nervii from their rear and the new legions joined the fighting. (Web site)

Revolt

  1. Conquered tribes or cities would revolt, and the legions would be detached to crush the rebellion. (Web site)
  2. The following winter the Roman legions were quartered separately because of the scarcity of food, and some Belgian tribes led by Ambiorix raised a revolt. (Web site)
  3. He took command of the Roman legions in Spain and put down a revolt led by the followers of Marius. (Web site)

Vindex

  1. The legions stationed at the border to Germania marched to meet Vindex and confront him as a traitor. (Web site)

Emperor

  1. Proclaimed emperor, Severus went to the East to overthrow Pescennius Niger, the governor of Syria, who had also been proclaimed emperor by his legions. (Web site)
  2. Moreover, in the start of the civil year of 69 in January 1, the legions of Germania Inferior refused to swear allegiance and obedience to the new emperor. (Web site)
  3. Septimius Severus, the commander of the Pannonian legions, was declared emperor and hastened by forced marches to Italy. (Web site)

Lieutenants

  1. He therefore left Quintus Calenus, one of his lieutenants, behind him, with two legions, and instructions to follow him by regular marches. (Web site)
  2. He posted four legions in the country of the Belgae, under Marcus Antonius, Caius Trebonius, Publius Vatinius, and Quintus Tullius, his lieutenants. (Web site)
  3. He ordered T. Labienus, another of his lieutenants, to follow them closely with three legions.

Numidia

  1. Next was North Africa, Numidia to be specific, where Pompey excelled at achieving victory with his legions. (Web site)

Cannae

  1. Hannibal's forces defeated the Roman legions in several major engagements, most famously at the Battle of Cannae, but his long-term strategy failed.

Asia Minor

  1. Pompey had led Roman legions far and wide, in Italy, Africa, Spain, Asia Minor and even as far as the Euphrates River valley.

Lucullus

  1. Lucullus marched from Phrygia with his five legions and forced Mithridates to retreat back to Pontus.
  2. Upon his arrival, Lucullus met up with several legions, which had been campaigning in Asia Minor. (Web site)

Marius

  1. Opposed by the Senate, Marius was unsuccessful through traditional methods, and Sulla assembled his legions and began the march to the east. (Web site)
  2. He captured Rome with six legions when Marius was given the command in Asia Minor rather than him.
  3. After several legions were crushed by the tribes, Marius was elected consul for an unprecedented five consecutive years. (Web site)

Defection

  1. Pupienus and Balbinus defeated Maximinus, mainly due to the defection of several legions, namely the II Parthica who assassinated Maximinus. (Web site)

Military Discipline

  1. The military discipline of the legions was quite harsh. (Web site)

Goths

  1. The Roman legions were defeated by the Goths, who armed themselves with the weapons of the dead.

Roman Administration

  1. Under the pressure of the Free Dacians and of the Goths, the Roman administration and legions were withdrawn from Dacia between 271 - 275.
  2. By 410, the Roman administration and its legions were gone, and Britain was left to look to its own defences and government.

Senate

  1. After mutiny spread in the legions with the troops refusing to obey Lucullus' commands, the senate sent Pompey to succeed Lucullus. (Web site)
  2. In marry her, he agrees to allow Caesar to take his legions to Gaul, despite the fact that the senate wished to send Cassius to go.
  3. The situation was clear: the Senate had seven legions in Spain without commander, Pompey was in Greece without army. (Web site)

Late Republic

  1. The legions of the Late Republic and Early Empire are often called Marian legions.

Greece

  1. Rome once again dispatched its legions into Greece, and put down the rebellion.
  2. The Greeks saw Rome as a useful ally in their civil strifes, and it wasn't long before the Roman legions were invited to intervene in Greece.
  3. Agrippa returned to Greece where he assumed command of the Macedonian legions (most notably the Legio IIII) and marched them to Rome.

Small Force

  1. Antiochus sent a small force into Greece in 192 BC, and Rome responded by sending its legions back into Greece, driving out the Seleucids.
  2. Germanicus and Tiberius's son, Drusus, were dispatched with a small force to quell the uprising and bring the legions back in line. (Web site)

Chauci

  1. In 47 the Chauci, with the Frisii raided Germania Inferior, led by Gannascus, a Canninefat and deserter from the legions. (Web site)
  2. Meanwhile there was an outbreak among the Chauci, begun by some veterans of the mutinous legions on garrison duty. (Web site)

Germania Superior

  1. Laelianus represented a strong danger to Postumus because he was believed to be governor of Germania Superior and therefore had the command of two legions. (Web site)

Loyal Fans

  1. Nevertheless, the band still commanded legions of loyal fans, and the album reached #1 in the US and UK. (Web site)

Defeat

  1. On December 28, Caesar and his legions return to the coast of Africa to defeat the remaining Pompeian forces. (Web site)
  2. At a meeting in Cologne it was agreed that the defeat of the legions on the Rhine should be followed by the declaration of an Imperium Galliarum. (Web site)
  3. After the defeat, he fled into the nearby hills with only about four legions. (Web site)

Battle

  1. The Battle of Carrhae in the Mesopotamian desert ends in defeat for seven legions in the worst military disaster ever to befall the Romans.
  2. But after fighting a battle with the Parthians he was killed in a revolt of the legions, which had deserted to Varius Elagabalus. (Web site)
  3. Roman consuls, who led the legions into battle, often advocated war because victory gained them personal glory.

Winter Quarters

  1. Returning into Gaul, he put his legions into winter quarters, and gave orders for building six hundred sail of both sorts.
  2. Just before December 1 in the preceding year, Aulus Vitellius had visited Lower Germany, and had carefully inspected the winter quarters of the legions. (Web site)
  3. Caesar fixed the winter quarters of all the legions among the Belgae. (Web site)

Men

  1. The city of Olissipo (modern Lisbon) sends men to fight alongside the Roman legions against the Celtic tribes of the Northwest.
  2. He had three legions (15,000 men) under his command. (Web site)
  3. With his men firmly on his side, he selected his six most loyal legions and marched on Rome. (Web site)

Cohorts

  1. Caesar fielded a force of eight legions, or 22,000 men, plus two cohorts of 1,200 men left behind to guard the camp.
  2. Under the Marian (named after Gaius Marius) reforms, Legions were organized into Cohorts for the first time.
  3. His second line on the right consisted partly of the cohorts of those legions we have already mentioned, partly of the new levies. (Web site)

Sertorius

  1. When Sulla sent two legions against him, Sertorius retreated to Mauretania.

Cyrenaica

  1. The enormous popularity of Octavianus with the legions secured the defection of the provinces of Cyrenaica and Greece to his side. (Web site)
  2. Due to Octavian's victory and his skillfull use of propaganda, negotiation and bribery the legions in Greece, Asia Minor and Cyrenaica went over to his side. (Web site)

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