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Deva

(180 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: | Legio | Limes | Limes | Britannia Modern Chester. Legionary camp, originally set up for the legio II Adiutrix in c. AD 75 [1] as a wooden/earthen fort, with baths (stone); water pipes of lead date the completion to AD 79. The legio XX Valeria Victrix took over the camp in c. AD 86/7. The rebuilding in stone began in c. AD 102. A large amphitheatre situated outside the walls was constructed in the 2nd cent. [2]. West of the camp on the bank of the Dee is a mooring place. The fortress wall was renovated …

Deva

(163 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Britannia | Legio | Limes | Limes | Straßen h. Chester. Legionslager, urspr. für die legio II Adiutrix ca. 75 n.Chr. [1] als Holz/Erde-Kastell errichtet, mit Thermen (Stein); Bleiwasserrohre datieren die Fertigstellung ins J. 79 n.Chr. Die legio XX Valeria Victrix übernahm das Lager ca. 86/7 n.Chr. Der Umbau in Stein begann ca. 102 n.Chr. Ein großes, außerhalb der Mauern gelegenes Amphitheater wurde im 2. Jh. erbaut [2]. Westl. des Lagers am Ufer des Dee findet sich eine Anlege…

Military camps

(458 words)

[No German version] [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 Septimius Severus soldiers were forbidden…

Pertinax

(740 words)

Author(s): Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
[English version] P. Helvius P., röm. Kaiser 31.12.192-28.3. 193. Geb. am 1.8.126 n.Chr. im ligurischen Alba Pompeia (SHA Pert. 1,2; 15,6; Cass. Dio 73,3,1), Sohn eines Freigelassenen. Zunächst zum grammaticus ausgebildet, bewarb er sich mit Hilfe des L. Hedius Lollianus [4] Avitus um eine Centurionenstelle (SHA Pert. 1,5; (Ps.-)Aur. Vict. epit. Caes. 18). Mit Unterstützung des Claudius [II 54] Pompeianus erhielt er den Rang eines eques ( equites Romani D.), der ihm die ritterliche Laufbahn ermöglichte. Um 160 n.Chr., noch unter Antoninus [1] Pius, diente er als praefectus coho…

Pertinax

(793 words)

Author(s): Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
[German version] P. Helvius P., Roman Emperor 31 Dec. 192-28 Mar. 193. Born 1 Aug. AD 126 in Alba Pompeia in Liguria (SHA Pert. 1,2; 15,6; Cass. Dio 73,3,1), son of a freedman. After being educated as a grammaticus , he applied for a position as centurio with the assistance of L. Hedius Lollianus [4] Avitus (SHA Pert. 1,5; (Ps.-)Aur. Vict. Epit. Caes. 18). He received the rank of an eques ( equites Romani D) with the support of Claudius [II 54] Pompeianus, which allowed him to pursue an equestrian career. Around AD 160, still in the reign of Antoninus [1] Pius, he served as praefectus cohortis …

Legio

(5,549 words)

Author(s): Campbell, J. Brian (Belfast)
[German version] A. Republic In early times, the Roman military contingent probably consisted of 3,000 soldiers in total, each of the three tribus of the royal era providing 1,000 men (Varro, Ling. 5,89) - a military force described as ‘the levy’ ( legio). The division of the Roman people into six classes of wealth, ascribed by historiographical tradition to Servius Tullius (Liv. 1,42,4-43,13; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4,15-18) also had a military purpose: a citizen's assets dictated with which weapons he was to equip himself. Those without property ( capite censi) were excluded from mili…

Legio

(5,266 words)

Author(s): Campbell, J. Brian (Belfast)
[English version] A. Republik In der Frühzeit bestand das Heeresaufgebot Roms wahrscheinlich aus insgesamt 3000 Soldaten, wobei jede der drei tribus der Königszeit 1000 Mann stellte (Varro ling. 5,89) - eine als “die Aushebung” ( legio) bezeichnete Streitkraft. Die Servius Tullius von der historiographischen Überl. zugeschriebene Einteilung des röm. Volkes in sechs Vermögensklassen (Liv. 1,42,4-43,13; Dion. Hal. ant. 4,15-18) hatte auch einen mil. Zweck: Es hing vom Besitz eines Bürgers ab, mit welchen Waffen er sich ausstatten konnte. Die Besitzlosen ( capite censi) waren vo…