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Legio I Flavia Pacis

Head of Constantius II. Centrale Montemarini, Rome (Italy). Photo Jona Lendering.
Constantius II (Centrale Montemarini, Roma)
Legio I Flavia Pacis: one of the legions of the later Roman empire. Its name means 'the Flavian legion of peace'.

This legion is nothing but a name to us. It belongs to a series that also included II Flavia Virtutis and III Flavia Salutis. The three legions were probably formed by the emperor Constantius II (337-361) and fought in the eastern half of the Roman empire.

The name Legio Pacis, 'the peace legion', is of course a bit surprising, but wasn't it Ronald Reagan who called a new nuclear missile 'peace keeper'?

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