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Tigris Boatmen
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(03-11-2019, 08:56 AM)Mark Hygate Wrote: 'Ferrymen' at one of the largest Roman ports?

Possibly - but why would they be soldiers, and commanded by a Praefectus?

An inscription from the Septimer Pass in Raetia (AE 2009, 00971) mentions Contubernia IIIII I legionis XII II Numeri Atti musculariorum tortorum, who appear to be legionaries - some sort of engineers or artillerymen maybe? But the boat option seems more likely, as Marseilles is on the sea!

There's a depiction of the musculus on the mosaic from Althiburus now in the Bardo, although it doesn't show a barca:

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Nathan Ross
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Tigris Boatmen - by Damian Roe - 03-08-2019, 07:44 PM
RE: Tigris Boatmen - by Robert Vermaat - 03-10-2019, 04:45 PM
RE: Tigris Boatmen - by Nathan Ross - 03-10-2019, 08:38 PM
RE: Tigris Boatmen - by Mark Hygate - 03-11-2019, 08:56 AM
RE: Tigris Boatmen - by Nathan Ross - 03-11-2019, 01:29 PM
RE: Tigris Boatmen - by Timus - 03-12-2019, 09:12 PM
RE: Tigris Boatmen - by Nathan Ross - 03-12-2019, 10:04 PM
RE: Tigris Boatmen - by Mark Hygate - 03-12-2019, 05:30 PM
RE: Tigris Boatmen - by Longovicium - 03-13-2019, 07:02 PM

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