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  • jzdro posted an update in the group Group logo of S.P.Q.RatburgerS.P.Q.Ratburger 1 month ago

    There is a Polish family named Scaevola-Wieczorkiewicz! And that is not all: Wacław S-W was a General in the “9th Legions Infantry Regiment.” So, Legions and Scaevola are admired in Poland as well as the former Roman Empire.

    This showed up while I was looking for something else: the Legio IX Hispana, the “Lost Legion.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legio_IX_Hispana

    It seems there is quite a controversy as to what happened to them. Rosemary Sutcliff’s “The Eagle of the Ninth” popularized one theory. It is a great YA adventure story, first in a trilogy, and recommended.

    Anybody been to Hadrian’s Wall, or the Northern Wall?