Soldiers from the Xth are found posted in Colonia Ara Agrippinensium Cologne as clerks in the office of the governor of
erection of a arch bridge across the Danube. Although Decebalus capitulated in , he continued to harass the
In Trajan attacked Parthia and captured Babylon and Ctesiphon. The conquered areas proved too difficult to control and
Founded around AD, Legio X earned the cognomen Victrix winner for its involvement in the Dacian conflict. It was
Romans and incite rebellion. Trajan returned to Dacia in and engaged in a long bitter struggle that involved almost one
projects, which makes participation in Trajans Parthian war of unlikely. In Marcius Turbo was given the task of
the Rhine and then fought under Domitian against the Germans. In he became a consul and thereafter was the
Trajan reigned as emperor from to A.D. He was born September th, into the Ulpii mily in the Baetican city of
Stamped tiles discovered at Carnutum and Vindobona testify to Legio Xs presence there involved in construction
was subsequently appointed as the legate of Legio VII Gemina. He led his men against the rebel Antonius Saturninus on
soldiers of the Thirtieth were present at Amida when the Persians laid siege to and captured the city in AD.
new Roman province of Dacia was opened to immigrants from other parts of the empire. The spoils of war financed
When VI Victrix was redeployed to Britain in , Legio X occupied its former base at Castra Vetera near Colonia
stationed at Brigetio Szony in Pannonia Superior in after XI Claudia was transferred to Oescus in Lower Moesia.
. Postumus repelled the invaders in , eslished indepth defences and founded the Gallic Empire with the support
loyal. Vexillations of X served with Iulius Castinus in when he quelled dissident Gauls and Spaniards and fought
massive public works throughout the empire, and the victory was commemorated on Trajans column.
Germany and Britain. Auxiliary units were transferred into the area and new legions were created to replace two lost in
that the emperor Nerva had adopted him as his heir. On January th, , Nerva died and Trajan assumed power. Before
he refounded Colonia Ulpia Traiana Xanten, which had been a ghost town for almost a quarter of a century. Legio X
served under Vespasianus as the legate of Legio X Fretensis, subsequently held several governorships including those of
Detachments were active with Severus Alexander in Persia in . The lower Rhine was overrun in and then again in
It supported Lucius Septimius Severus against Clodius Albinus in / and earned the title Pia Fidelis ithful and
ideally suited to control the area and launch raids into Germany.
Background History of Legio X Ulpia Victrix
was transferred into the city, which was henceforth known as Tricesimae thirty. According to Ammianus Marcellinus
USA eslished in with the goal of portraying all aspects of
life, and the Franks overran the weakened defences as r as Paris. Order was firmly restored by Chlorus around , and
serving in locations such as Rigomagus Remagen, Noviomagus and Divitia. Detachments were posted in Gaul and
Family participation is welcome and encouraged.
third of the Roman army and concluded with Decebalus suicide. The surviving Dacians were slain or enslaved, and the
Germania Inferior, running lime kilns at Iversheim, involved in construction in Bonna Bonn along with Legio I Minervia, and
A vexillation of Legio Xth possibly accompanied I Minervia when it participated in Lucius Verus Parthian campaign in .
battle. Legio X likely took the place of V Alaudae, which was crushed by the Sarmatians in , and Legio II Traiana
Baetica and Syria before becoming proconsul of Asia. He passed away before AD and was deified in A.D.
Trajan reluctantly withdrew to the west in AD where he died in Selinus on August th. Hadrian was his successor.
preparations for the first Danube campaign to deal with him. Legions were redeployed from several provinces including
quelling unrest in Pannonia and Dacia following Trajans death, and he would have acted as Legio Xs supreme
governor of Moesia inferior and then Germania superior. Hadrian was dispatched to Germania in AD to advise Trajan
the god Neptune, while those of Victorinus link the god Jupiter, and the astrological sign of Capricorn, with the Xth.
died when he was and one of the two guardians appointed in was his thers cousin, Marcus Ulpius Traianus. Trajan
heading off to Rome he eslished the Limes in Germany.
The Dacian king Decebalus was a constant thorn in the side of Rome, and it was in AD that Trajan began his
of Legio X. Aurelians reintegration of Gaul into the Roman Empire in AD was accomplished at a significant loss in
The offensive against Dacia was launched in , after the completion of a new road through the Iron Gates and the
Legio X Ulpia Victrix is an informal association of Roman reenactors from southern Ontario and the northeastern
Italica southern Spain, and he traced his ancestry there back to the rd Century B.C. His ther, a Roman senator who
Ulpia Traiana Xanten in Germania Inferior. The fort was strategically placed where the Lippe joins the Rhine it
The men who served in Legio X originated from such erse places as Italia, Germania Inferior, Gallia, Belgica,
Legio Xs name has been associated with Cabillonum Chalon SaoneetLoire, Lugudunum Lyon, Lutetia Paris and
Britannia, Dalmatia and Thracia. Examination of the coinage of Gallienus suggests a relationship between the legion and
Trajan served as a legate under his ther in Syria, and then became a quaestor and a praetor before . Hadrians ther