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Auxiliary units in Egypt
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I am looking into Auxillary units serving in Egypt duringTrajan to Hadrians reign. There seams to be a lot out there but some of the info seams to conflict. Some units are on one list but not another so this is what I have so far with the units that served during both Emporers,
II Itvaeorvm eq
I Apamenorvm sag eq
I Aug Prae Lusitanorvm eq
I Flavia Cilicvm eq
III Itvraeorvm
I Pannoniorvm eq
II Thracvm C R
II Thebaeorvm
Any more that can be added would be grateful  and if you no where there were stationed in Egypt a bonus. This will help me with the story of my service in the army from enlistment to now  Smile
Regards Brennivs  Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
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When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
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(05-10-2017, 10:04 PM)brennivs - tony drake Wrote: I am looking into Auxillary units serving in Egypt duringTrajan to Hadrians reign.

Have you had a look at Alston's Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt: A Social History? The Appendix has a list of all known auxiliary units in Egypt, with a list of dates and sites of evidence. There's a chunk of it available online here.

AE 1968, 513 is a diploma dated AD105 that lists three alae and seven cohorts in Egypt, with two more cohorts recently (I think) sent to Judea: alis tribus et cohortibus septem quae appellantur Augusta et Apriana et Vocontiorum et I Augusta Lusitanorum et I Pannoniorum et I Flavia Cilicum et II Thracum et II Thebaeorum et II et III Ituraeorum et classicorum et sunt in Aegypto sub C(aio) Vibio Maximo item extranslatarum in Iudaeam I Hispanorum et I Thebaeoram.

This would be (I think):

Ala Augusta
Ala Apriana
Ala Vocontiorum

Cohors I Augusta Lusitanorum
Cohors I Pannoniorum
Cohors I Flavia Cilicum
Cohors II Thracum
Cohors II Thebaeorum
Cohors II Ituraeorum
Cohors III Ituraeorum et classicorum

To Judea: Cohors I Hispanorum, Cohors I Thebaeoram

If you can get hold of Alston's book it would probably give some idea of locations for most of these, and further details on honorifics, equitata status etc.

How long this garrison remained the same would be hard to say - a lot of eastern military arrangements seem to have shifted around c.AD120. The next diploma for Egypt dates from Antoninus Pius, and gives a partial listing of 4 alae and 12 cohorts!

*Edit* - you could also take a look at Valerie Maxfield's paper "The deployment of the roman auxilia in upper egypt" - online in bits here - which has more about the stationing of the various auxiliary units.
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Apparently there was also a Dacian cavalry unit stationed right before Trajan wars with Dacia. They left some correspondence too, which might be interesting as knowing their activities there

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2007/2007-01-29.html
Razvan A.
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Wow thanks Nathan and Razvan. I have had a look at Alstons book for just the units for now but will delve deeper. Also very interesting about the Dacian Calvary unit before they became part of the empire  Smile  This is great info as there are a lot of lists with some different units, so hopefully I will be able to find a unit that will work with my history chears again to you both  Smile
Regards Brennivs  Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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