Early Imperial Romans: Camel Rider Unit
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Dromedarii were camel riding auxiliary forces recruited in the eastern, desert, provinces of the Roman empire. The best-known unit was the "ala I ulpia dromedariorum milliaria" (The Ulpian Wing of Camel-riders, One Thousand strong), raised by the Emperor Trajan and stationed in Syria. Roman 'mixed' auxiliary cohorts (cohortes equitatae) in...