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Roman history

  1. BakerRambles profile image85
    BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago via iphone

    What happened to roman legion's 17,  18, and 19?

    1. Freegoldman profile image61
      Freegoldmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In 9 A.D., the 17th, 18th and 19th Roman legions and their auxiliary troops under command of Publius Quinctilius Varus vanished in the boggy wilds of Germania. They died singly and by the hundreds over several days in a carefully planned ambush led by Arminius-a Roman-trained German warrior determined to stop Rome's advance east beyond the Rhine River. By the time it was over, some 25,000 men, women, and children were dead and the course of European history had been forever altered. "Quinctilius Varus, give me back my legions!" Emperor Augustus agonized aloud when he learned of the devastating loss. As the decades slipped past, the location of one of the western world's most important battlefields was lost to history for two millenia.

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    @Freegoldman; Excellent answer and explanation, thanks for taking the time to post such an extensive reply.  cool

    1. BakerRambles profile image85
      BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yea thank you, it's not a very well talked about subject, so figured I'd see what the community had to say about it.  Thank you for posting this.