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Imaginiferi, Imaginifarii
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The imaginifer was a soldier who, at least at festivals, carried an image (imago) of the princeps (Veg. Mil. 2,6; 2,7; Jos. Ant. Iud. 18,55); the imaginiferi certainly did not have any specifically military duties. There was an imaginifer in each legion, though he did not necessarily belong to the first cohort ( cohors ) (CIL III 2553: 3rd cohort). According to Vegetius (Mil. 2,7), imaginiferi also occurred in other units. Imaginiferi are attested in inscriptions for the cohortes urbanae and the  vigiles in Rome and for the legions and the units of the  auxilia (alae, cohor…

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Le Bohec, Yann (Lyon), “Imaginiferi, Imaginifarii”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e523550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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