III Italica   Update 2.11.2016    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1532-1539      
History from 30 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
165/6 AD raised by M.Aurelius in Italy for wars against the Germans Aquileia Aquileia Italia original title Concors = harmonious
166-180 M.Aurelius' Marcomannic wars        
by 172 stationed at ?? Eining, Austria Noricum possibly just for a vexillation
179 moved to Raetia Castra Regina Regensburg Raetia  
193-197 supported Septimius Severus in civil wars        
213 Caracalla's war against the Alamanni in Raetia        
215-217 Caracalla's Parthian wars (vexillation)       title Antoniniana
244 Gordian III's Persian war (vexillation)       title Gordiana
260/268 titled "VI Pia VI Fideli"s and "VII Pia VII Fidelis"       "six/seven times dutiful and loyal"
272-273 Aurelian's campaign against Palmyra (vexillation)        
284 still in Raetia Castra Regina Regensburg Raetia