ⓘ Batavi (military unit)

                                     

ⓘ Batavi (military unit)

The Batavi was an auxilia palatina unit of the Late Roman army, active between the 4th and the 5th century. It was composed by 500 soldiers and was the heir of those ethnic groups that were initially used as auxiliary units of the Roman army and later integrated in the Roman Empire after the Constitutio Antoniniana. Their name was derived from the people of the Batavi.

In the sources they are usually recorded together with the Heruli, and it is likely the two units fought together.

At the beginning of the 5th century two related units are attested, lancieri and Batavi iuniores.

                                     
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  • The name is also applied to several military units employed by the Romans that were originally raised among the Batavi The tribal name, probably a derivation
  • Batavi took place in the Roman province of Germania Inferior between AD 69 and 70. It was an uprising against the Roman Empire started by the Batavi
  • evidence from military diplomas and other inscriptions shows that some units continued to recruit in their original home areas e.g. Batavi units stationed
  • together with the Batavi and it is probable the two units fought together. At the beginning of the 5th century two related units are attested, the Heruli
  • lower Rhineland e.g. Batavi Tungri. Although local recruitment resulted in a growing British element in these regiments, the Batavi at least continued
  • master of infantry this officer commanded cavalry as well as infantry units Batavi and Suevi at Baiocas Bayeux, Normandy and Constantia Coutances, Normandy
  • Roman province of Germania Inferior, with most recruits drawn from the Batavi but also from neighbouring tribes of the Rhine delta region, including the
  • cohort of Roman citizens Batavi dutiful and loyal was a Roman auxiliary cohort of infantry. The unit is attested on several military diplomas for the provinces
  • Roman formation, with three auxilia palatina units on their left and other three, among which Regii and Batavi on their right. During the battle, the Roman