ⓘ Heruli (military unit)

                                     

ⓘ Heruli (military unit)

The Heruli was an auxilia palatina unit of the Late Roman army, active between the 4th and the 5th century. It was composed of 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 Heruli. In the sources they are usually recorded 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 seniores in the West and the Heruli iuniores in the East.

                                     
  • The Heruli or Herules were an early Germanic people. Possibly originating in Scandinavia, the Heruli are first mentioned by Roman authors as one of several
  • together with the Heruli and it is probable the two units fought together. At the beginning of the 5th century two related units are attested, the Batavi
  • that including a contingent of Heruli mercenary troops. Additionally, during the Komnenian period, the mercenary units would simply be divided by ethnicity
  • the Heruli 458 459 CE Visigothic conquest of Baetica Anglo - Spanish War disambiguation Franco - Spanish War disambiguation History of Spain Military history
  • control. At the time of the deposition of Romulus Augustulus 476 the Heruli Confederation governed Italy, but it was displaced by the Ostrogoths, who
  • invasions of Goths and Heruli It was rebuilt during the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great after 324 during the military campaigns and placed under
  • Philippopolis in 250 AD and the Battle of Abrittus in 251 AD, and both Goths and Heruli ravaged the Aegean and, later, Greece, Thrace and Macedonia. However, their
  • commanded by Flavius Theodosius gathered at Bononia. It included four units Batavi, Heruli Iovii and Victores as well as his son, the later Emperor Theodosius
  • provinciae of Macedonia and Thracia persuading the war - leader of the Heruli Naulobatus, to make peace with the Emperor. This action probably took