What happened to the 9th Legion of the Roman Empire?

What happened to the 9th Legion of the Roman Empire?

The legion disappears from surviving Roman records after c. AD 120 and there is no extant account of what happened to it. This view was popularised by the 1954 novel The Eagle of the Ninth in which the legion is said to have marched into Caledonia (modern day Scotland), after which it was “never heard of again”.

Who was in charge of the Ninth Legion?

Quintus Petillius Cerialis
The Ninth Legion, commanded by Quintus Petillius Cerialis, attempted to relieve the siege. It is unlikely that the entire legionary strength of some 5,000 men was involved in the battle.

Was the Eagle of the 9th ever found?

The discovery of the eagle The eagle was discovered on 0ctober 9 1866 by the Reverend J.G. Joyce during his excavations of Calleva Atrebatum. The eagle was found in the forum basilica, between two layers of burnt material.

Who led the Ninth Legion?

In 29 BC, Octavian led the Ninth and up to six other legions into northern Spain to campaign against the last non-subjugated tribes in the region. For ten years the war waged, during which it appears the Ninth Legion performed exceptionally.

Who was Rome’s toughest opponent?

Hannibal (or Hannibal Barca) was the leader of the military forces of Carthage that fought against Rome in the Second Punic War. Hannibal, who almost overpowered Rome, was considered Rome’s greatest enemy.

Was the Ninth Legion destroyed in Britain?

It is this evidence that had originally led many scholars to believe that the Ninth was destroyed in an ignominious defeat during this British War. Some have suggested it was annihilated during a British attack on the Ninth’s base at Eboracum, spearheaded by the neighbouring Brigantes tribe – who we know were causing Rome much trouble at this time.

When did the Ninth Legion disappear?

Legio IX Hispania, or the Spanish Ninth Legion, stamped its name in history when it apparently disappeared off the face of the earth in the 2nd century AD.

What is the Roman Ninth Legion?

Legio IX Hispana (“9th Legion – Spanish”), also written Legio nona Hispana or Legio VIIII Hispana, was a legion of the Imperial Roman army that existed from the 1st century BC until at least AD 120. The legion fought in various provinces of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire.

What is Lost Legion?

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