n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Décurions et centurions auxiliaires sous le Principat en Afrique-Numidie

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Legionary centurions have been well studied; this has not been the case of their colleagues serving in auxiliary units, and publications about decurions are fewer still. In Africa, decurions are known from two , four and one , centurions from six cohorts and two . They had the same duties as legionaries, with their own careers. Most of them had Roman names, and some, when veterans, became town councillors. Their respect for their chief, the emperor, and for Roman deities emerges from the inscriptions they left.

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