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Roman Legion - Legio XIX

Багерман А.Я.

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Legio XIX (Nineteenth Legion) - a Roman legion supposedly formed Octavian Augustus in 41 or 40 BC to fight Pompey the Great's son, Sextus Pompey, who had taken over the island of Sicily and from there threatened the grain supply lines to Rome, and hence Octavian's power.

Date of creation: presumably 41/40 BC - 9 AD.

Legion Symbol: unknown.

Legion of Honor Awards: presumably he had the nickname "Germanic" or"Gallic".

Battle Path

Several men who served in the 19th Legion are known to history:

1. Military tribune Gnaeus Lerius Flaccus from the Umbrian city of Fulginia (modern Foligno, Italy).

2. Centurion Sextus Abulenius comes from the Umbrian city of Urbino Matauria (modern city of Urbino, in Italy).

3. Legionnaire Marcus Virtius of the Etrurian city of Luna

4. Legionnaire Lucius Artorius of Ravenna

5. Sextus Ankvirinnius, whose tombstone was placed in the Port of Pisane (modern city of Livorno, Italy).

Related topics

List of Roman Legions, Legion, Legionnaire, Octavian Augustus, Legio XVII, Legio XVIII, Octavian Augustus


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2. Emil Ritterling. Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Legio (XVII, XVIII, XIX). Band XII,2. — Stuttgart, 1925. — 1767 p.

3. Matthew Bunson. Encyclopedia of the Roman empire. — Sonlight Christian, 2002.

4. Klaus-Peter Johne. Die Römer an der Elbe. Das Stromgebiet der Elbe im geographischen Weltbild und im politischen Bewußtsein der griechisch-römischen Antike. — Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2006.