A great deal of fiction and conjecture has appeared in books, films, and on the internet, but this book draws on actual historical and up-to-date archaeological information to paint a picture of the real legion as it was, its development, ...
Author: Mark Olly
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
The Disappearing Ninth Legion puts this mysterious Roman legion firmly back on the historic map. A great deal of fiction and conjecture has appeared in books, films, and on the internet, but this book draws on actual historical and up-to-date archaeological information to paint a picture of the real legion as it was, its development, expansion, structure, assignments under the Caesars and the Roman Empire, its supposed disappearance from York, then further evidence for its survival in Europe, the East, and possibly even China, as the mighty world of the Romans gradually fell apart. Was the legion simply broken up and re-assigned or do they still march the moorlands and streets of Eastern Britain, a lost ghostly army cursed and vanquished by the Druids and Celts? It's all here written and presented in an easy and non-technical way by one of Britain's best up-and-coming story tellers and presenters.
They knew that it had formed part of the Roman garrison of Britain from the time of the emperor Claudius, but there was no record of its involvement in the great frontier works of the second century. It seemed simply to have disappeared.
Author: Duncan Campbell
One of Rome's legions is missing! The disappearance of the Ninth Legion is a mystery that has piqued the interest of historians and archaeologists since the eighteenth century. They knew that it had formed part of the Roman garrison of Britain from the time of the emperor Claudius, but there was no record of its involvement in the great frontier works of the second century. It seemed simply to have disappeared. What had happened to it? Now, archaeologist Duncan B. Campbell follows the trail of research down through the decades in a meticulously documented account. Registering each new item of evidence as it came to light and explaining its significance, he pieces together the unfolding solution to the age-old mystery.
The Eagle of the Ninth tells the story of a young Roman officer who sets out to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Legion, who marched into the mists of northern Britain and never came back.Rosemary Sutcliff ...
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Category: Children's stories
One of Rosemary Sutcliff's acclaimed books set in Roman Britain. The Eagle of the Ninth tells the story of a young Roman officer who sets out to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Legion, who marched into the mists of northern Britain and never came back.Rosemary Sutcliff spent most of her life in a wheelchair, suffering from the wasting Still's disease. She wrote her first book for children, The Queen's Story, in 1950 and went on to become a highly respected name in the field of children's literature. She received an OBE in 1975 and died at theage of 72 in 1992.
The entire disappearance of the ninth legion after Agricola ' s last campaign in
the north , has been explained by the probable supposition that Hadrian found it
so greatly reduced in numbers that he incorporated it with the sixth legion , which
The entire disappearance of the ninth legion after Agricola's last campaign in the
north , has been explained by the probable supposition that Hadrian found it so
greatly reduced in numbers that he incorporated it with the sixth legion , which he
... is one not recorded on the pages 9th Legion of history , namely the disappearance of the 9th Legion , the York Legion ... of Hadrian . not been sent
over already ; also Reserve - detachments ( vexillarii ) from three other Legions ,
namely the ...
The disappearance from the Roman army - list of the Ninth Legion , surnamed
Hispana from its early service in Spain , has been a subject debated for many
years , without any very satisfactory or agreed solution being arrived at ( Birley
Author: L. J. F. Keppie
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
A collection of 21 papers written by Keppie during the last 30 years which reflect his interests in the settlement of Veterans in Italy during the Augustan period and in the legions of Roman Britain. The essays, based on a detailed scrutiny of the abundant epigraphic evidence, examine the changing role of the legions during the transformation from Republic to Empire, imperial legions in Britain and the East and the evidence for veteran colonies. Each paper, all but three previously published, retains its original format.
The HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY says, "Bennett's gripping, fast-paced novel, Decimus Malorix, a Sarmatian member of the Frumentarii, ancient Rome's "secret police" (a formidable character feared even by his own people and known as "the Emperor ...
Author: Stephen Lorne Bennett
A Roman legion annihilated, an imperial agent vanished. Malorix, a deadly agent of the Imperial Secret Service, follows their trail eastward to Parthia and beyond. Haunted by supernatural forces and his own past, he will join forces with Lucian, a deviously subtle spy-handler, as they struggle to unravel a conspiracy to unseat an emperor. To survive Malorix will have to learn what is to be a leader and confront the terrible spectre that haunts the last survivors of Rome's most infamous legion. Last of the Ninth tells a story of one man's struggle for redemption and belief.Review from the historical Novel Society: In Bennett's gripping, fast-paced novel, Decimus Malorix, a Sarmatian member of the Frumentarii, ancient Rome's "secret police" (a formidable character feared even by his own people and known as "the Emperor's assassin"), is sent on a perilous mission: to trace the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Legion and to recover, if possible, the secret agent working in its ranks - before that agent's explosive revelations can become public.Malorix's quest takes him across a chunk of the first-century Roman Empire, and the pace of Bennett's narrative never slackens. The dialogue is crisply believable, and there are elements of the climax that even the most veteran reader of Roman historical fiction won't see coming. Highly recommended.
... not recorded on the pages 9th Legion of history , namely the disappearance of the 9th Legion , the York Legion ; presumably used up in petty warfare , perhaps
finally overwhelmed in some sudden catastrophe.3 Under these circumstances ...
Following on from this are The Silver Branch in which two young soldiers uncover a plot to overthrow the Emperor, and The Lantern Bearers which is set at a time when the Romans are leaving the shores of Britain and tells of Aquila who, ...
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain-and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . . So begins the story of The Eagle of the Ninth, set against a backdrop of Roman Britain and featuring a young soldier, Marcus Aquila, who sets off into the unknown north to find out what happened to the lost legion. Following on from this are The Silver Branch in which two young soldiers uncover a plot to overthrow the Emperor, and The Lantern Bearers which is set at a time when the Romans are leaving the shores of Britain and tells of Aquila who, having served in the Roman army, is now returning home to his farm-but when he gets there everything he knows and loves has been destroyed and so he sets out to seek revenge. To have three such exciting stories in one volume is a treat for fans old and new.
... most significant fact is one not recorded on the pages 9th Legion . of history ,
namely the disappearance of the oth Legion , the York Legion ; presumably used
up in petty warfare , perhaps finally overwhelmed in some sudden catastrophe .
The mystery referred to is that of the disappearance of the Ninth Legion – its
disappearance not only from Britain , but from the Roman Empire . The hard facts
are that the Ninth was apparently still in Britain in 107 - 08 – the evidence , an ...
With the planes continuing to fight overhead, a new squad had been sent due to the disappearance of Walker's squad. They were stationed down the road
outside of Crail but spent a good deal of time in Crail for recreation. They were
Author: Hurley D. Mahan
Led by Commander Marcus Artorius Agricola, the five thousand soldiers of Rome?s Ninth Legion are legendary for their aggressive fighting skills and superb leadership. The Legion is stationed in Britannia in the year AD 122, and Rome sends them north of York to subdue the unruly Pict tribes. But when they arrive, the unthinkable happens. They are routed and forced to flee toward the coast, ending up at a Pict holy place. Here, the entire Legion is mysteriously teleported to England at the beginning of World War II. The terrified men suddenly find themselves pursued from the air by ?flying crosses? and on the ground by a relentless crew of British soldiers. The Legion flees to Crail, Scotland, trying to come to grips with their new reality. They discover that one of the Picts, a vicious holy man named Mormaer, has time-traveled with them. Worse, he is quickly learning the ways of this new world and won?t hesitate to use his deadly knowledge against his enemies. When the Legion discovers that they are right in the path of another invading force?the Germans?they know they will continue to do their duty and defend Great Britain. But their shields and swords are no match for this era?s technology. What?s more, with Mormaer waiting to strike, the Legion may not survive what could be their last battle.
Other theories are that it was lost on the Rhine or Danube, or in the East. Simon Elliott considers the evidence for these four theories, and other possibilities.
Author: SIMON. ELLIOTT
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Legio IX Hispana had a long and active history, later founding York from where it guarded the northern frontiers in Britain. But the last evidence for its existence in Britain comes from AD 108. The mystery of their disappearance has inspired debate and imagination for decades. The most popular theory, immortalized in Rosemary Sutcliffe's novel The Eagle of the Ninth, is that the legion was sent to fight the Caledonians in Scotland and wiped out there.But more recent archaeology (including evidence that London was burnt to the ground and dozens of decapitated heads) suggests a crisis, not on the border but in the heart of the province, previously thought to have been peaceful at this time. What if IX Hispana took part in a rebellion, leading to their punishment, disbandment and damnatio memoriae (official erasure from the records)? This proposed 'Hadrianic War' would then be the real context for Hadrian's 'visit' in 122 with a whole legion, VI Victrix, which replaced the 'vanished' IX as the garrison at York. Other theories are that it was lost on the Rhine or Danube, or in the East. Simon Elliott considers the evidence for these four theories, and other possibilities.
In A . D . 122 the Emperor Hadrian arrived in York with the Sixth Legion , and the
Ninth disappeared for ever from the army lists . What happened to them ?
Historians are suspicious of drama , and the disappearance of the Ninth Legions
years after the disappearance of the Ninth Legion. He has a particular interest in
the lost legionaries because his father was one ofthem but he can do nothing to
investigate his father's fate until he is injured in a frontier fight against rebellious ...
Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations
This tells the story of a boy who goes into the wilds of Scotland to search for the
truth about the unexplained disappearance of the ninth legion and to recover the
sacred eagle standards of the cohort commanded by his father . Until relatively ...
Author: Patrick Ottaway
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
The historic city of York owes its origins to the Roman ninth legion who built a fortress on the banks of the river Ouse in AD 71. In the second century York became the site of a major urban settlement and later acquired the status of colonia. The Emperor Septimius Severus died there in 211 and Constantine the Great was acclaimed there. This book describes the history of the fortress and town from their foundations until the early fifth century when Britain ceased to be part of the Roman Empire.
N. M. Browne's 2000 Warriors of Alavna accounts for the disappearance of the
Legion by transporting it to an alternative reality. Valerio Massimo Manfredi's
2002 historical novel L'ultima legione (The Last Legion) depicts the Ninth Legion
Author: Several Authors
An extraordinary eBook. Over 800 pages, 42 full-color illustrations, out of the text, of Tancredi Scarpelli, Italian illustrator, 30 full-color illustrations, out of the text, of great painters, various illustrations black and white in the text. All the texts of this eBook are free available on the web. Why buy it? Because the book is a resource that provide to a considerable added-value: it coordinates, in logical way, to gather texts scattered on the web the images in full-color and in black and white list of films set in ancient Rome the Most Important Movies All the arguments of the eBook: The History of all roman legions: Organization, Equipment, Body armour, Tactics, Levy and conditions of service, Campaign record, Marching-order and camps, Social impact of military service. Political history of the Roman military, Roman kingdom, Roman Republic from late Republic to mid-Roman Empire, Middle Roman Empire, Late Roman Empire Other: Imperial cavalry, Privileges, Relations, Oligarchical rule, Composition of legions, Roman conquest of Italy, Pattern of Roman expansion, Benefits of Roman hegemony, Military organisation of the Roman alliance, Historical cohesion of the Roman alliance, Samnite Wars, Pyrrhic War, 2nd Punic War, Social War, Integration of socii, Causes of socii revolt, Outbreak of revolt, Roman unification of Italy, Expansion of the Roman Republic, Imperial times, Conquest of the Iberian peninsula (219–18 BC), Macedon, the Greek poleis, and Illyria (215–148 BC), Jugurthine War (112–105 BC), Resurgence of the Celtic threat (121 BC), New Germanic threat (113–101 BC), Conflicts with Mithridates (89–63 BC), Campaign against the Cilician pirates (67 BC), Caesar's early campaigns (59–50 BC), Triumvirates, Caesarian ascension, and revolt (53–30 BC). Empire: Imperial expansion (40 BC – 117 AD), Year of the Four Emperors (69 AD), Jewish revolts (66–135 AD), Struggle with Parthia (114–217 AD), Usurpers (193–394 AD), Struggle with the Sassanid Empire (230–363 AD), Collapse of the Western Empire (402–476 AD), Social War, Civil Wars. Documents: The Battle of The Metaurus, B.: 207, The War with Porsena, The Conquest of Gaul, The Cimbri and Teutones – Political Quarrels, The Battle of Chalons, A.D. 451, The First Punic War, The Praetorian Influence, The Great Enemies of Rome: Pyrrhus, Relation of the Augustan Age to other Literary Epochs, Roman Religion. Bibliography. List of films set in ancient Rome, The Most Important Movies, Source of the Texts.
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mysterious fate of the Ninth Legion . ... ( by which time , presumably , the Ninth is
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Her next book - Eagle of the Ninth ( 1954 ) — is in some opinions her most
successful , a very powerful story told with ... to write Eagle of the Ninth by
bringing together two mysteries of Roman Britain , the disappearance of the Ninth Legion and ...
Author: Marcus Crouch
Publisher: Benny Hardouin
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