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legiō ōnis, f

1 LEG-, a body of soldiers, legion (containing 10 cohorts of foot-soldiers and 300 cavalry, in all between 4200 and 6000 men. These were Roman citizens; only on pressing necessity were slaves admitted. The legions were numbered in the order of their levy, but were often known by particular names): cum legione secundā ac tertiā, L.: Martia.—Plur, legions, soldiers : Bruttiae Lucanaeque legiones, L.An army, large body of troops : Cetera dum legio moratur, V.: de colle videri poterat legio, V.

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