Legio XXI Rapax, the predator, was a Roman legion levied in 31 BC by Augustus, probably from men previously enlisted in other legions. For other uses see Legion The Roman Legion (from Latin legio "military levy Conscription," Year 31 BC was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. Augustus ( Latin: IMPERATOR·CAESAR·DIVI·FILIVS·AVGVSTVS September 23 63 BC – August 19 AD 14) born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, was The XXI Rapax was destroyed in 92 by the Sarmatians. Year 92 was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. The Sarmatians, Sarmatae or Sauromatae ( Old Iranian Sarumatah 'archer' Σαρμάτες The symbol of the legion was a capricorn.
Augustus probably sent his new XXIst legion to Hispania Tarraconensis to fight the campaign against the Cantabrians. Hispania Tarraconensis was one of three Roman provinces in Hispania. The Cantabrian Wars or Astur-Cantabrian Wars ( 29 BC - 19 BC) occurred during the Roman conquest of the ancient provinces of Cantabria XXI Rapax was one of the five legions used by Drusus to suppress the rebellion of the Raetians, in 16-15 BC. Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus, born Decimus Claudius Drusus (the date of his name change is unknown and variously called Drusus, Drusus I, Nero From 15 BC, the legion was stationed in Castra Regina (Regensburg), in the new province of Raetia. Regensburg ( also Ratisbon, Ratisbona Řezno originally Castra Regina) is a City (population 131000 in 2007 in Bavaria, Germany Raetia (so always in inscriptions classical manuscripts usually use the form Rhaetia) was a province of the Roman Empire, bounded on the west by the country
After the disaster of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, the legion was sent as reinforcements to Germania Inferior, where they shared the base camp of Castra Vetera (Xanten) with V Alaudae. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest took place in the year 9 A Germania Inferior was a Roman province located on the left bank of the Rhine, in today's southern and western Netherlands, parts of Xanten ('ksantən is a historic Town in the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany, located in the district of Wesel. Legio V Alaudae, the Larks ' sometimes known as Gallica, was levied by Julius Caesar in 52 BC from native Gauls In 43, they were relocated in Vindonissa, in the province of Germania Superior. Year 43 was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. Vindonissa was a Roman legion camp at modern Windisch, Switzerland. Germania Superior ("Upper Germania " so called for the reason that it lay upstream of Germania Inferior, was a province of the
The legio has occupied Vindonissa from 46 to 69 with two auxiliary cohorts, first the III Hispanorum and VI Raetorum, and later the VII Raetorum equitata and the XXVI voluntariorum civium Romanorum.
Along with the rest of the German border army, the XXI Rapax supported its commander, Vitellius, in the Year of the Four Emperors (69) and marched to besiege Rome. Germania was the Latin Exonym for Aulus Vitellius Germanicus, born Aulus Vitellius and commonly known as Vitellius ( 24 September, 15 &ndash 22 December, 69 The Year of the Four Emperors was a year in the history of the Roman Empire, AD 69 in which four emperors ruled in a remarkable succession 69 (sex position & book by Ryu Murakami are -- already linked by "" with other meanings Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 Vitellius was, however, defeated by Vespasian before the end of the year. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, commonly known as Vespasian ( November 17 9 &ndash June 23 79) was a Roman Emperor who
In 70, the legion was part of the army sent to deal with the Batavian rebellion and relieve the four legions imprisoned by Civilis. Year 70 was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. The Revolt of the Batavi took place in the Roman province of Germania Inferior (S Gaius Julius Civilis was the leader of the Batavian rebellion against the Romans in 69. After that they were sent to Germania Superior, where they shared the castrum (camp) of Moguntiacum (modern day Mainz) with XIV Gemina. Mainz (ˈmaɪ̯nʦ (Mayence is a City in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
In 89, the legions in Moguntiacum supported their commander, Lucius Antonius Saturninus, in his revolt against emperor Domitian. Year 89 was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. Lucius Antonius Saturninus was Roman governor of Germania Superior during the reign of the Emperor Domitian. Titus Flavius Domitianus (24 October 51 &ndash 18 September 96 commonly known as Domitian, was a Roman Emperor who reigned from 14 September 81 until his death After the end of this harmless insurrection, the legions were separated and XXI Rapax sent to Pannonia. Pannonia is an ancient province of the Roman Empire bounded north and east by the Danube, coterminous westward with Noricum and upper Italy, The legio was sent in Moesia Inferior where they were destroyed at Tropaeum Traiani during the revolt of the Sarmatians in 92. Moesia (Μοισία Moisía; Мизия Miziya; Moesia Мезија Mezija) was an ancient region and Roman province situated in the The Tropaeum Traiani is a monument in Adamclisi, Romania, built in 109 in then Moesia Inferior, to commemorate Roman Emperor 's Year 92 was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar.