IX Hispana (The “Spanish Legion”) – was one of the oldest and most feared units in the Roman army. Raised by Pompey in 65 BC, it fought victorious campaigns. The most common theory is that it was defeated and destroyed while fighting an uprising in England, however the fate of the Ninth remains the subject of. ???????????????????? ???????? ???????????????????????????? Legio nona Hispana; the Spanish Ninth Legion, is a legion of the Imperial Roman army – existing since the late Roman Republic.

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Reading Tacitus’ account of the battle gives the impression the entire Legion was slaughtered, except for Cerialis and cavalry. The legion disappears from surviving Roman records after c. hispwna

This left the Legion with mostly cavalry, until legionaries from the Germania provinces reinforced their number. Tacitus, HIST Only the cavalry escaped.

The Fate of the Ninth. According to Tacitus, after legioo revolt, Legio IX was restored to strength with reinforcements from the German provinces in 65 AD and moved from Longthorpe and Newton-on-Trent to two new bases; the first, a new fortress at Lindum Lincoln and the second, at Rossington or Osmanthorpe. Its name means “the Spanish Legion”.

If there were oegio camp illness, a handful of guys come out the other side of it, head back to Rome, get reassigned, and no one bothers to document it because disease is benign, hey. The Ninth was also present at the battle of Pharsalus a city in southern Thessalyin Greece and played a key role in Caesar’s Victory August 48 BCwhich ensured his ultimate grip on the Republic.

Women, converted into maniacs by excitement, cried that destruction was at hand and that alien cries had been heard in the invaders’ senate-house: To the Continent However, more recent research has shown that a subunit of Legio IX was at Nijmegen in Germania Inferior, for a brief period after It’s a novel based on the idea that they all got eaten by zombies.



It’s a what-if scenario. However, before this move, the Legion and the Roman Province suffered a drastic set back. They threatened Caesar with numerous potential prosecutions based upon alleged financial irregularities during his consulship.

I don’t really know. However, there were only two legions in the area at the time and neither was destroyed by the Parthians.

Nor did there seem any great difficulty in the demolition of a colony unprotected by fortifications – a point too little regarded by our commanders, whose thoughts had run more on the agreeable than on the useful. At the same time, he reported to Rome that no cessation of fighting need be expected until the supersession of Suetonius, the failures of whom he referred to his own perversity, his successes to the kindness of fortune.

However, more recent research has shown that a subunit of Legio IX was at Nijmegen in Germania Inferior, for a brief period after Light-armed troops exchanged missiles with light-armed, heavy-armed were opposed to heavy-armed, cavalry clashed legko cavalry, and against the chariots of the barbarians the Roman archers contended. Reddit mobile is a whole new world.

Paulinus could not extend his line the whole length of hers, for, even if the men had been drawn up only one deep, they would not have reached far enough, so inferior were they in numbers; nor, on the other hand, did he dare join battle hispan a single compact force, for fear of being surrounded and cut to pieces.

The Roman Ninth Legion’s mysterious loss

Mommsen’s thesis was published long before the first traces of IX Hispana were found at Nijmegen. However, I think it’s more likely that if they did get wiped out by Britons, it happened while they were running at half-capacity, and take your pick how that happened camp illness, guerrilla warfare.

Evidence suggests that in addition to the vexillation fortress at Longthorpe in Cambridgeshire, there are two other places in the area that also housed elements of Legio IX at this time.


Offended, the Senate demanded he immediately disband his army, or be declared an enemy of the people. In my excitement to find a fellow history lover I forgot to say, thank you for your well-thought out oegio interesting response!

In spite of his reliance on the courage of the men, he still blended exhortations and entreaty: In 83 a detachment of IX Hispana fought against the Chatti, a Hiepana tribe near Mainz in Germania Superior, an inscription records the fact that a senior Tribune of Legio IX won decorations during the campaign, which possibly documents the Ninth’s participation. They contended for a long time, both parties being animated by the same zeal and daring.

LEGIO IX HISPANA – A Detailed History of the Real LEGIO IX HISPANA

Personally I think, a camp disease probably went through their ranks and what remained either were defeated by locals or headed back to the mainland to be reenlisted in their legions.

The nickname Hispana “stationed in Hispania” is first found during the reign of Augustus and probably originated at that time.

After this battle, the soldiers were again sent back to Italy to be pensioned off. The last definite attestation of the Ninth: In stature she was very tall, in appearance most terrifying, in the lgeio of her eye most fierce, and her voice was harsh; a great mass of the tawniest hair fell to her hips; hispaan her neck was a large golden necklace; and she wore a tunic of divers colors hispna which a thick mantle was fastened with a brooch. Thanks for posting this.