II Italica   Update 28.10.2016    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1468-1476      
History from 30 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
c.165 AD raised by M.Aurelius in Italy Aquileia Aquileia Italia also initially titled Pia (= loyal)
165 moved to Noricum on the Danube front     Noricum  
166-180 M.Aurelius' Marcomannic wars        
167/168 based at ?? Locica, Slovenia Noricum  
172 based at island in Danube Albing, Austria Noricum  
by 180 based at new legionary fortress 5 km from Albing Lauriacum Lorch, Austria Noricum  
191 last attested use of title Pia        
193-194 Septimius Severus' civil war against Niger        
197 Septimius Severus' civil war against Clodius Albinus        
200 attested title "pia fidelis"        
215-217 attested title "pia fidelis Antoniana"        
222/235 attested title "pia fidelis Severiana"        
235-236 Maximinius Thrax' Dacian wars        
238/244 attested title "pia fidelis Gordiana"        
260's honored by Gallienus with title "V Pia V Fidelis"       "five times dutiful and loyal"
284 still in Noricum Lauriacum Lorch, Austria Noricum