Legio I Germanica

Definition

Legio I Germanica was a Roman legion that won acclaim early under Augustus (27 BCE - 14 CE) but was stripped of its title for cowardice. Stationed on the Lower Rhine, the legion mutinied in 14 CE and then faced disgrace when it turned traitor to Rome during the Batavian Revolt. It was disbanded by Vespasian in 70 CE.

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Timeline

  • 14 CE
    Several legions mutiny against Tiberius.
  • 68 CE - 69 CE
    Year of the Four Emperors: Civil war in Rome.
  • 69 CE - 70 CE
    Batavian Revolt.
  • 70 CE
    Legio I Germanica is disbanded by Vespasian.
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