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The Augustan Army ; the continuation of the manipel organization
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Statius Silvae 5

praeterea, fidos dominus si dividat enses,
pandere quis centum valeat frenare, maniplos          95
inter missus eques, quis praecepisse cohorti,
quem deceat clari praestantior ordo tribuni,
quisnam frenigerae signum dare dignior alae;

Moreover, should the Master distribute loyal swords, to make known who suffices to control a century, a knight sent among the companies of foot, who to command a cohort, whom the more excellent rank of illustriuous tribune befits, who is suited rather to give orders to a cavalry troop.
(Statius in Two Volumes I ; J.H.Mozley M.A. Loeb Library)

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So cohorts organized by manipels in emperor Domitian’s timeframe.

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Anonymus, Carmina Priapea, XLVI; 1 (opus c.100AD)

                O non candidior puella Mauro, sed morbosior omnibus cinaedis, pygmaeo brevior gruem timenti, ursis asperior pilosiorque, Medis laxior Indicisve bracis: manes hinc, licet ut liberet, ires; nam quamvis videar satis paratus, erucarum opus est decem maniplis, fossas inguinis ut teram dolemque cunni vermiculos scaturrientis.

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10 manipels (digging?). Another example of the manipel organization.
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The Augustan Army ; the continuation of the manipel organization - by Julian de Vries - 10-18-2017, 01:20 PM

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