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." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2016. Reference. 31 May 2016 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/bulla-felix-e221550>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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