Legio II Isaura

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Legio II Isaura was a pseudocomitatensis Roman legion, levied no later than under Diocletian, and possibly already present under Probus. As their name suggests, II Isaura and its twin legion III Isaura were guarding the Isauria territory at the time of the Notitia Dignitatum, to defend it from the incursions of the mountain peoples. It is possible that in the beginning they were supported by I Isaura Sagittaria. According to Ammianus Marcellinus,[1] in 360, they were stationed in Bezabde with II Armeniaca, and II Parthica, when the king of Persia, Shapur II besieged and conquered the city, killing many of the inhabitants.[2]

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  • Ritterling's "Legio", through romanarmy.com
  • livius.org account
  • Guimarães Bernardo, Isaura, 1986, J'ai Lu, Paris
  • Legion of Mary, LEGIO MARIAE: The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary, 1985, Concilium Legionis Mariae, Ireland
  • Blatty, William Peter, My Naam is Legio, 1983, (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1983) 0624019896
  • Legio Mariae. The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary, 1975, Concilium Legionis Mariae, Dublin
  • Legio Mariae, 1953, Concilium Legionis Mariae
  • Legio Mariae : The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary, 1962, Cahill & Co., Ireland
  • Moran, Legio Mariae: The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary, 1993, Concillium Legionis Marie, Dublin Ireland
  1. ^ Res Gestae xx7.1
  2. ^ History of The Roman Legions: History of Rome. Dec 17, 2015.