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Romona Currier
Romona Currier • 2 years ago

The famous and important funeral stele of Marcus Caelius, decorated first centurion of the Legio XVIII, a native of Bologna, 53 and a half years, fell into the ambush of the Teutoburg Forest where they were destroyed legions XVII, XVIII and XIX, under the command of the Governor Quintilio Publius Varus.

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