70 - The Lost Ninth

Sometime around the middle of the First Century AD, the Ninth Legion of the Roman army completely disappears from all records. In the oldest story I've yet covered on the podcast, I'll take a look at the known history of the Ninth Legion, as well as the theories on what happened to it.

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Opening music from https://filmmusic.io. "Dark Child" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com). License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Closing music by Soma.

SOURCES

Cassius Dio. Roman History. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Cassius_Dio/home.html

Mantel, Hugo. “The Causes of the Bar Kokba Revolt.” The Jewish Quarterly Review 58:3 (January 1968).

Tacitus. Agricola. https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/ancient/tacitus-agricola.asp

̶. Annals. http://classics.mit.edu/Tacitus/annals.html

Thornbury, Walter. Old and New London (vol. 2). London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1878.

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

https://www.livius.org/articles/legion/legio-viiii-hispana/

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

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