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Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A division of 3,000–6,000 men, including a complement of cavalry, in the ancient Roman army.

Legion is also used to mean great in number, many, as in their name is legion. This...

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legion

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 (the Legion) any of the national associations of former servicemen and servicewomen instituted after World War I, such as the American Legion.

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legion

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 51 words.

The Roman army was organized in legions of between 4,000 and 6,000 soldiers; each legion was divided into ten cohorts.

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legion

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 51 words.

The Roman army was organized in legions of between 4,000 and 6,000 soldiers; each legion was divided into ten cohorts.

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legion

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

body of infantry in the ancient Roman army; vast host. XIII. — OF. legiun, -ion (mod. légion) —

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legion

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 113 words.

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The main unit of the Roman imperial army. In the early Republican period a legion comprised about 3000 troops,

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legion

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 4154 words.

1. Early republic

There is scant information for the organization of the Roman legion, which perhaps consisted of a levy

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legions

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 413 words.

The characteristic infantry formations of the Roman armies. The history of some individual legiones, or elements derived from them,

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legion

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 31 words.

n.

1 (the Legion) any of the national associations of former servicemen and servicewomen instituted after World War

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legion

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A division of 3,000–6,000 men, including a complement of cavalry, in the ancient Roman army.

Legion is also used to mean great in number, many, as in their name is legion. This...

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legion

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 380 words.

1. Early Republic

By the end of the 5th cent. bc the legion numbered c.6,000 men, but Polybius,

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legion

John Brian Campbell.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 4133 words.

1. Early republic

There is scant information for the organization of the Roman legion, which perhaps consisted of a levy

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legion

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 67 words.

a division of 3,000–6,000 men, including a complement of cavalry, in the ancient Roman army.

Legion is also used to mean great in number, many, as in ...

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American Legion

in Dictionary Plus Society and Culture

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture. 47 words.

A US association for former members of the armed forces, founded in 1919. The Legion’s activities include financial support

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Theban Legion

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The Christian legion from the Thebaid which is said to have been massacred during the Diocletianic persecution. See Maurice, St.

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Roman legion

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 241 words.

A division of the army in ancient Rome. Legions evolved from the citizen militia that equipped itself in times of

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Légion Étrangère

Edited by Peter France.

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 64 words.

The French Foreign Legion was created in 1831 for foreign recruits serving in French armies overseas. It now has many

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American Legion

William Pencak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

January 2000; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 274 words.

The American Legion was founded in 1919 by World War I veterans seeking to preserve comradeship fostered in service, to

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Spanish Legion

M. R. D. Foot.

in The Oxford Companion to World War II

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Second World War. 135 words.

the Legion Españolo de Voluntarios, or LEV, volunteer force commanded by Colonel Antonio Navarro, who were recruited mostly from

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American Legion

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 363 words.

The American Legion, an organization open to all military wartime veterans, was founded in 1919 by a handful of World

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Roman legions

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 129 words.

formed the core of the Roman army. Each legion of heavily armed infantry consisted of some 5,000 Roman citizen men.

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