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Dromedarii were camel riding auxiliary forces recruited in the desert provinces of the Late Roman Empire.

They were developed to take the place of horses, where horses were not common. They were also successful against enemy horses, as horses are afraid of the camels' scent.[1]


  1. ^ "Bactrian & Dromedary Camels". Factsheets. San Diego Zoo Global Library. March 2009. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 


  • Dixon, Karen Ramsey; Southern, Pat (1997). The Roman Cavalry: From the First to the Third Century AD. London: Routledge. 
  • Southern, Pat (2007). The Roman Army: A Social and Institutional History. Oxford University Press. p. 123. ISBN 9780195328783.