Bulla Felix
(195 words)

[German version]

At the beginning of the 3rd cent. AD leader of a group of bandits of 600 men, which operated between Rome and Brundisium. For two years B. held sway against Roman troops (initially under a centurio, then a tribune of the imperial bodyguard). He had a well-functioning information network and received support from sections of the rural population. The band apparently recruited mainly from runaway slaves and imperial freedmen. B. asked a centurio taken prisoner to tell the masters th…

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Krause, Jens-Uwe (Munich), “Bulla Felix”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 29 September 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e221550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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