In classical times the military value of the Semitic peoples was often called into doubt. A superficial examination does not support the charges of the classical writers. This thesis sets out to examine the military contribution made by the native population of the province of Syria to the non-citizen regiments of the Roman army.
Introduction: the current state of knowledge about the Syrian auxilia is briefly summarised.
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The auxilia and numeri raised in the Roman province of Syria
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