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Roman Legion - Legio XVII

Багерман А.Я.

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Legio XVII The Seventeenth Legion was a Roman legion supposedly formed by 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.

Dates of existence: presumably 41/40 BC - 9 AD.

Legion Symbol: unknown.

Legion of Honor nicknames: is unknown.

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Related topics

Legion, Legionnaire, The Roman Empire, Octavian Augustus, Legio XVII, Legio XVIII

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3. 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.

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