Legionary Singularis of the Spartan cohort of Caracalla (216-217 AD).

A Spartan legionary, Marcus Aurelius Alexys, is member of a cohort recruited by the Emperor Caracalla. The emperor Caracalla enrolled a cohort from Laconia and Sparta in c. AD 214, for his Parthian war. See Herodian 4.8.3. Alexys unit were employed against Parthian (or Persian – the gravestone actually refers to his death in a […]

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