Definition of Roman legion
1. Noun. A division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roman Legion
Literary usage of Roman legion
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Rome by Thomas Arnold (1853)
"OF THE roman legion IN THE FIFTH CENTURY OF ROME. THE accounts of the roman legion in the fourth and fifth centuries of Rome are ..."
2. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1886)
"roman legion withdrawn ; second of province. Stilicho. He alludes to the legion which bridled the Scot, or the Saxon. He describes it as guarding the ..."
3. The history of Ireland by Thomas Moore (1845)
"ther of this poet's eulogies, it appears that the fame of that roman legion which had guarded the frontier of Britain against the invading Scots,* procured ..."
4. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy by Ordericus Vitalis, Guizot (François), Léopold Delisle (1854)
"... signifying the house of the Romans,1 and became the station of a roman legion, to overawe and command the provincials in the neighbourhood. ..."