The Eighteenth Legion, was a legion of the Imperial Roman army. It was founded ca, 41 BC by the future emperor Augustus. The legion was, along with two others, destroyed in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. The legion's symbol and cognomen are unknown.
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The "Lucky Flavian Fourth Legion", was a legion of the Imperial Roman army founded in AD 70 by the emperor Vespasian from the ashes of the Legio IV Macedonica. This Roman Legion was featured in the beginning of the movie Gladiator where Maximus Decimus Meridius was the Legion general, leading the campaign in Germania against the Marcomanni.
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Hannibal Barca was a Carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. One of his most famous achievements was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army which included war elephants from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into Italy.
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Legio nona Hispana was a legion of the Imperial Roman army that existed from the 1st century BC until at least AD 120. The legion fought in various provinces of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire but was then stationed in Britain following the Roman invasion in 43 AD. The legion disappears from surviving Roman records after c. AD 120 and there is no extant account of what happened to it.
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Carousel Horses designed after my favorite Disney horses and named for the sign behind Big Thunder Mountain in Disneyland to join the cavalry. Left to Right Maximus (Tangled) Khan (Mulan) Pegasus (Hercules) Bullseye (Toy Story) Sampson (Sleeping Beauty)
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The rapacious 21st legion’ had a slightly more oblique title than others, but one that still referred to their military might – they were seen as rapacious or grasping for victory. Formed in 31 BC by the Emperor Augustus, they were made up of men from other legions. They suppressed the Raetian rebellion in 16-15 BC. Following the Teutoberg disaster, they were among those sent to reinforce the German border and to crush the rebellion there.
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Legio tertia decima Geminia, in English the 13th Twin Legion, also known as Legio tertia decima Gemina, was a legion of the Imperial Roman army. It was one of Julius Caesar's key units in Gaul and in the civil war, and was the legion with which he famously crossed the Rubicon on January 10, 49 BC. The legion appears to have still been in existence in the 5th century AD. Its symbol was the lion.
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A signifer was a standard bearer of the Roman legions. He carried a signum (standard) for a cohort or century. Each century had a signifer so there were 59 in a legion. Within each cohort, the first century's signifer would be the senior one.
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Legio prima Parthica was a legion of the Imperial Roman army founded in AD 197 by the emperor Septimius Severus for his forthcoming war against Parthia. The legion's presence in the Middle East is recorded until the early 5th century.
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A Roman legion was the largest unit of the Roman army involving from 3000 men in early times to over 5200 men in imperial times, consisting of centuries as the basic units. Until the middle of the first century, 10 cohorts (about 5,000 men) made up a Roman Legion.
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