n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Décurions et centurions auxiliaires sous le Principat en Afrique-Numidie
|Article Title||Décurions et centurions auxiliaires sous le Principat en Afrique-Numidie|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Sorbonne, France|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||83 - 98|
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 alae, four cohortes equitatae and one numerus, centurions from six cohorts and two numeri. 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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