This page created 1 January 2003, and last modified: 9 November 2014 (Frontpiece locations added)
Frontpiece from the Bodleian manuscript.
The stations depicted are:
Ziza, Aeropolis, Speluncis
Mefa, Gadda, Bostra,
The following units, detachments of units, and prefects and their units are listed as being under the command of the Duke of Arabia:
Equites scutarii Illyriciani, at Motha
along with the following units under a "lesser register":
Ala nona miliaria, at Avatha
Of the two legions listed above, Legio III Cyrenaica had been stationed in the east since the first century, and at its camp Bostra in particular since the early second, while Legio IIII Martia was apparently a late third century creation, though its exact formation date is obscure; the name of its base at Betthorus was replaced in time with El-Lejjun ("the Legion"), located in what is now southern Syria, near the Jordanian border (note that another Al-Lejjun existed, in what is now northern Israel, in which Legio VI ferrata was once garrisoned).
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