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Der Exercitus Aegyptiacus – ein provinzialer Heeresverband wie andere auch?

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The Roman army was the central, conquering executive, Roman power tool and for good and obvious reasons, the Romans have never agreed to it, maintain before found military structures as those in the conquered territories. However, the Roman power seems to have been gradually extended despite the lack of large planned offensive operations during the Early Empire. How far this was the case, recently made ​​an inscription Fund significantly. The behavior of the common soldier stationed in Egypt units takes Place at the soldiers from other provinces in its basic structure parallels. Yet can be grasped especially in the religious sphere by a stationing in Egypt that has been made ​​transform a Roman unit. Tradition or Transformation -this question arises for the Roman army in the province Egypt, but in a different form than in most Contributions in this volume. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Roman army; Egypt

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