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Roman Legion - Legio XXII Deiotarian

Багерман А.Я., Евсеенков А.С.

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Legio XXII Deiotariana The Twenty-Second Deiotar Legion was a Roman legion formed in 47 BC from the remnants of two Roman-modeled military units under King Deiotorus of Asia Minor. Deiotarus, king of Galatia (a historical region in Anatolia, Turkey), ruled in the middle of the 1st century BC.

Dates of existence: 47 BC - 119/123 AD

Logo: is unknown. A Celtic emblem could have been used

Nickname: Deiotarian (after the King of Galatia)

Battle Path

Map of the Roman Empire showing the province of Galatea, where the Legio XXII Deiotarian was formed

There are several versions of the disappearance or disbandment of Legio XXII Deiotarian:

Related topics

List of Roman Legions, Legio III Cyrenaica, Legion, Legionnaire, Mark Antony, Legio XXI Rapax


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3. Emil Ritterling. Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Legio (XXII Deiotariana). Band XII,2. — Stuttgart, 1925. — 1791—1797 p.

4. Stephen Mitchell. Anatolia. Land, Men, and Gods in Asia Minor. Bd. 1. — Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

5. Lawrence J. F. Keppie. Legions and veterans: Roman army papers 1971-2000 (Mavors. Roman Army Researches Band 12). — Stuttgart: Steiner, 2000.

6. Steven T. Katz. The Cambridge History of Judaism Volume 4: The Late Roman-Rabbinic Period. — Cambridge University Press, 2006.

7. Kanya River. A brief history of the various legions.

8. Dando-Collins. "The Legions of Rome. The complete history of all the legions of the Roman Empire. "M. Izd." Tsentrpoligraf”. 2017