Eburacum sentence example

eburacum
  • The army which guarded or coerced the province consisted, from the time of Hadrian onwards, of (I) three legions, the Second at Isca Silurum (Caerleon-on-Usk, q.v.), the Ninth at Eburacum (q.v.; now York), the Twentieth at Deva (q.v.; now Chester), a total of some 15,000 heavy infantry; and (2) a large but uncertain number of auxiliaries, troops of the second grade, organized in infantry cohorts or cavalry alae, each 500 or 1000 strong, and posted in castella nearer the frontiers than the legions.
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  • (C. PF.) Eburacum, or Eboracum (probably a later variant), the Roman name of York in England.
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  • Their chief town was Eburacum (or Eboracum; York).
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  • No civil life or municipality seems, however, to have grown up outside its walls, as at York (Eburacum).
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