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sexta-feira, 26 de junho de 2015

Legio Quinta Macedonica


  
Legio quinta Macedonica (the Fifth Macedonian Legion) was a Roman legion. It was probably originally levied in 43 BC by consul Gaius Vibius Pansa Caetronianus and Octavian (later known as the Emperor Augustus). It was based in the Balkan provinces of Macedonia, Moesia and Dacia. In the Notitia Dignitatum records from beginning of the fifth century, the legion was still stationed in Dacia, with detachments stationed in the east and Egypt.







The last known evidence shows the legion, or detachments from it, stationed in Egypt in the seventh century one or two years before the Islamic conquest of Egypt. It is often assumed that the legion fought in this war and was destroyed, although it is uncertain whether detachments or the whole legion were in Egypt, and there is no further evidence of the legion's eventual fate. If the main body of the legion was still stationed in the Balkans, it may have survived much longer in Byzantine service or it may have been destroyed in the Bulgarian conquests of 680-1.
Its symbol was the bull, but the eagle was used as well.
                                   Source: Wikipedia




14 comentários:

  1. Bellissimo lavoro, grazie per le notizie storiche!

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  2. Hola amigo
    Gran trabajo si señor
    Un saludo J.D

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    1. Hola Amigo José Daniel! Gracias por tu visita y amabilidad, tu apoyo es un gran incentivo! Saludos! :D

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  3. I love this historical period. The figure looks good, the shield especially was successful

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    1. Большое спасибо, Klingula! :) Me too, I love the Late Imperial period! Greetings!

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    1. Salut Phil! Merci beaucoup mon ami - il me semble un peu fatigué... peut être a cause du poids du draco! ;)

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  5. Nice figure - Italeri, right? That set taught me never to trust Chinese ebay sellers. I mean, everybody says that, but you never learn until you experience it :)

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    1. You´re right, Italeri it is! A very nice set! Sorry for your bad experience... :( Thanks for the visit! Cheers!

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