Caerleon sentence example
- Legionary fortresses were established at Wroxeter (for a time only), Chester and Caerleon, facing the Welsh hills, and at Lincoln in the northeast.
- 48, but a legionary fortress (Isca Silurum, Caerleon) was planted in their midst and by A.D.
- The ruins of Caerleon attracted notice in the 12th and following centuries, and gave plain cause for legend-making.
- The name Caerleon seems to be derived from the Latin Castra legionum, but it is not peculiar to Caerleon-on-Usk, being often used of Chester and occasionally of Leicester and one or two other places.
- In 244 the birthday of Augustus, the legion's namesake, was celebrated by the senior centurion at Caerleon.Advertisement
- One of the most important sites in Roman Britain, Caerleon housed a legionary fortress, the base for the 2nd Augustan Legion.
- It may be relevant that nearly three-quarters of the 88 gemstones from the Fortress Baths at Caerleon were of either red jasper or cornelian.