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Latin term for the soldiers of the comitatus, or imperial field army, probably created during the reign of Constantine. They were largely heavily armed cavalry and since they were not tied to a particular province, as the legions had been, they gave the emperor a new flexibility in his military activities.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Archaeology.


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