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    Posted: 02 Jun 2017 at 01:13
Here's a look at a famous old legion - Legio Undecima Claudia Pia Fidelis, or the XI Claudia - exploring their past and highlighting just how much they went through:

If anyone has any theories or thoughts re. the eventual fate of the XI Claudia (phased into the Byzantine themes, destroyed or disbanded, maybe?), I'd be keen to hear them.

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Gordon

The Battle of Pharsalus - attended by the XI Claudia
The Battle of Dyrrachium - attended by the XI Claudia


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History doesn't tell us the final fate of the XIth Legion, but it was common practice to raise and disband legions as circumstances required.

The Xth Legion, is said by many to have perished in Scotia, but others will say that there is evidence of it later being in, from memory, Eastern Germany.

The XIth was raised, disbanded and reconstitued again several hundren years later. If there was a problem with the legion, such as a mutiny or some improper act on it's part, it would have been disbanded and any re ord of it havig ever existed would have been destroyed. I'd be interested to find out what happened to it though.


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Thanks Toyomotor

Re the common practice raising and disbanding, I assumed because the XI were so old that they would not be disbanded without some sort of ceremony or marking of the event (which might have been lost by now anyway). The mutiny aspect is a very interesting one. Someone suggested it is most likely that the XIth were destroyed by Attila in the 5th century (when they were still stationed at Durostorum on the Danube). All interesting theories. Thanks again.

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It could be an interesting exercise to find out how many legions were raised, disbanded and then raised again, and under what circumstances.

I haven't looked at it, but my feeling is that there would be many legions that would have undergone this process during the reign of the Roman Empire.
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In an earlier post I referred to the X Roman Legion serving in Britain, according to Wikipedia, I was wrong, it was in fact the IXth Legion. The following list from Wiki shows some of the more recent legions:-
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The legions included in the following list had a long enough history to be somehow remarkable. Most of them were levied by Julius Caesar and later included into Octavian's army, some of them were levied by Marc Antony.

As you can see a number were disbanded and then reformed.

If you read Wikipedia article "Roman Legions" you will find that the earlier Legions were named differently and apparently often disbanded and reformed.



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