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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It probably wasn’t simply one thing or another.
Legio IX Hispana – Wikipedia
I’d have to do some research and it was too late for that last night lol. Perhaps they traded places with the Ninth? I think you meant Arminius.
Several scholars continue to argue that destruction in Britain is the most likely scenario for the Ninth’s disappearance.
The Roman Ninth Legion’s mysterious loss – BBC News
Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Boudicca, mounted in a chariot with her daughters before her, rode up to clan after clan and delivered her protest: The legion disappears from surviving Roman records after c. Llegio more likely, the Ninth was just moved on again, as it had been so many times before. However, this view has few supporters.
This was their name for Victory, and they regarded her with most exceptional reverence. Between December and Decemberthe legion erected a monument with an inscription dedicated to the Emperor Trajan over the southeastern gate of a rebuilt stone fortress.
The Roman commander mentions the Ninth Legion in his accounts of the battle against the Nervians.
I like books like that, even if they’re fiction. There are a few theories.
Legio IX Hispana
The legionaries were posted in serried ranks, the light-armed troops on either side, and the cavalry massed on the extreme wings.
UnresolvedMysteries submitted 1 year ago by mtomei3. The historian Dio tells us the battle was fierce and lasted two days. Reading Tacitus’ account of the battle gives the impression the entire Legion was slaughtered, except for Cerialis and cavalry.
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 crisis caused the emperor Nero to consider withdrawing all Roman forces from the island, but Suetonius’ eventual victory over Boudicca secured Roman control of the province. I think it’s strange, though, that we can’t seem to find rumor at all about the location of say, their graves or final battles.
It may have been destroyed during the Jewish revolt of Simon ben Kosibain Cappadocia inor during a revolt on the Danube in Some were killed fighting in Britain, possibly fighting elsewhere, others were laid out by disease, and ultimately Rome probably though it was easier and possibly cheaper to just reassign the remaining soldiers than to try to reinforce the IX once more. So the documentation we are missing isn’t their existence, but what did happen to them to cause them to no longer be listed as an existing legion is service to Rome.
She took something historians know nothing about and used that gap as a stage for her hisppana. Planning underway now for the Spring and Summer season, to include a couple of immersions and work at the castra.
And the German forces were led by someone who had Roman military training. Roman Army Papers —p.
In addition, the Icenian nobility were stripped of their family estates and the relatives of the former king treated as slaves. They threatened Caesar with numerous potential prosecutions based upon alleged financial irregularities during his consulship.
Reinforcements were shipped in from the German provinces. Certainly it’s true that Roman historians could be very reticent in recording the facts about legions that had been disgraced, and officials weren’t adverse to covering up as best as possible the fate of vanquished legions for the purpose of preserving public morale.
Following Caesar’s assassination, Caesar’s ally Ventidius Bassus made attempts to recreate the 7th, 8th and 9th legions, but “it is not clear that any of these survived even to the time of Philippi”. Well, I decided to do a write-up on one of my favorite historical mysteries: The historian Tacitus describes the fall of Camulodunum: It would seem likely that, because he was short of troops, Agricola retained Legio IX in the field until the end of the campaign.
Tacitus, HIST An excuse for the war was found in the confiscation of the sums of money that Claudius had given to the foremost Britons; for these sums, as Catus Decianus, the procurator [finance official] of the island, maintained, was to be paid back.
However, the unit’s pride evidently remained intact because the Legion’s commander Quintas Petillius Cerialis wasn’t removed from his post, which suggests that he and his men behaved honorably.
There is an inscription from the reign of Marcus Aurelius that sums up all legions, note [ CIL 6. Suetonius, on the other hand, with remarkable firmness, marched straight through the midst of the enemy upon Londinium [London]; which, though not distinguished by the title of a colonywas nonetheless a busy centre, chiefly through its crowd of merchants and stores.
Legio VIIII Hispana
Legio IX was commanded by Aulus Plautius and would have only been a part of this massive invasion force. Because Caesar suspected he would be prosecuted and rendered politically marginal if he returned to Rome without consular immunity or his army, he did not comply with the Senate’s demands; which prompted Pompey to accuse him of insubordination and treason and the Senate to call for his arrest.
The Fate of the Ninth. Another problem with it is that specific senators or other influential people were the ones to raise a legion in the first place. As this half of the wall was built in turf, the inscriptions would have been made of wood, which is probably why they do not survive to either prove or disprove the Ninth’s presence.
The fragile peace found in Brigantia, may also have been the reason the other half of Legio IX did not come to the aid of Cerialis when he fought Queen Boudicca. This was one reason for the uprising; another was found in huspana fact that Seneca [the Younger]in the hope of receiving a good rate of interest, had lent to the islanders 40, sesterces that they did not want, and had afterwards called in this loan all at hlspana and had resorted to severe measures in exacting it.
From the evidence of these forts it’s possible to plot Agricola’s campaigns. Some veterans were settled in Picenum the northern Adriatic coastal plain of ancient Italyothers at Histria near Istros, on the shore of the Romanian Black Sea.