Cypriots in the Roman Army

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Contrary to the accepted opinion, only a few hundred, perhaps a thousand Cypriots left their island to serve in a cohors Cypria. A "Cyprian" cohort, which as time went by came to consist mainly of non-Cypriots, saw active service on the Danube during the Dacian wars; later, it was assigned to garrison duty in the Crimea.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesReport of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus
Pages (from-to)317-322
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

With a summary in Greek


  • Cyprus
  • cohort
  • Crimea
  • Roman Empire
  • military history

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