Ein Legionssoldat in einer Inschrift aus Nazareth und die Präsenz der legio IV Flavia Felix in den östlichen Provinzen Cover Image
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Ein Legionssoldat in einer Inschrift aus Nazareth und die Präsenz der legio IV Flavia Felix in den östlichen Provinzen
Ein Legionssoldat in einer Inschrift aus Nazareth und die Präsenz der legio IV Flavia Felix in den östlichen Provinzen

Author(s): Werner Eck, Dirk Koßmann
Subject(s): History, Jewish studies, Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: legio IV Flavia in the East; Parthian wars; Bar Kochba revolt

Summary/Abstract: An inscription allegedly found in Nazareth attested according to its first edition (1905) a cohors III Heliopolitanorum. However, no such unit ever existed in the Roman army. A new reading of the inscription shows that in reality a soldier of the legio IV Flavia is mentioned in the document. The article shows the problem of dating the presence of this legion, normally stationed in Moesia superior, in the East. It seems possible that the legio IV Flavia or a vexillatio of it participated in the war against Bar Kochba.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 31-40
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: German