Roman Legion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Roman Legion a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army
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Usage

In literature:

Numerous revolts occurred among the Gaulish legions in the service of the Roman Empire in Germany.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine" by Lewis Spence
The Roman legions made repeated attempts to hunt them out of these retreats, but with very little success.
"King Alfred of England" by Jacob Abbott
And what will be the issue of your crime, when the Roman legions take the field against you?
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
The Roman legions crossed it when they marched out to subdue Gaul and Germany.
"The Story of the Red Cross as told to The Little Colonel" by Annie Fellows-Johnston
Cleopatra, who held her power at the pleasure of the Roman legions, spared no pains to please Antony.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 10 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
The legion was a body of 4,200 to 5,000 men, all Roman citizens.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
It was so with those Roman legions.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
From this point onwards he marches with the steady and measured tramp of a Roman legion.
"Gibbon" by James Cotter Morison
They fought as must have fought their ancestors of the Roman legions.
"Italy at War and the Allies in the West" by E. Alexander Powell
Again and again he led the Roman legions against their enemies, and always with success.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
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In poetry:

The name, as you know, is Legion.
What’s your name, friend? Where are you from and how did you get here?
The name is Legion. It’s Legion in the case history.
Friends, Romans, countrymen,
Mr. and Mrs. Legion is the name.
"Minor Litany" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

' Centurion ' is set in 2nd-century Britain where a Roman legion finds itself hunted by a band of vicious warriors bent on their demise.
Roman epic's woes were legion .
A Connecticut man has sued the Legion of Christ, accusing the disgraced Roman Catholic order of using "predatory" means to persuade his ailing father to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Under the rule of Emperor Augustus, known also as Octavian, early first century Rome saw the creation of a dynamic legion of elite warriors, known most commonly today as the Praetorian Guard of the Roman Empire.
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