Military camps
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[1] Canabae

The canabae (‘hutments’) were civilian settlements that grew up round legionary bases. The long-term presence of a military unit in one location attracted people who expected to profit from the soldiers - traders, artisans, providers of food and drink, prostitutes, and also women with whom soldiers had formed unofficial liaisons and regarded as their ‘wives’. Often there were also the children of such unions. Up to the reign of Septim…

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“Military camps”, 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 22 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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