V Macedonica   Update 4.11.2016    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1572-1586      
History from 30 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
c.43 BC raised by Octavian (uncertain)        
30 in Macedonia, where it got it's title        
29-27 conquest of Moesia        
BC possibly temporarily named V Scythica       or error for IV Scythica
6 AD moved to Moesia Oescus Gigen, Hungary Moesia  
62 transferred to Cappadocia for Armenian campaign     Pontus  
66-71 Jewish revolt     Judaea  
68-71 based at Emmaus Nicopolis Imwas Judaea  
71 returned to Moesia Oescus Gigen, Hungary Moesia  
86 Moesia split into two provinces Oescus Gigen, Hungary Moesia Inferior  
86-89 Domitian's Dacian wars        
101-106 Trajan's Dacian wars        
107 returned to Moesia Troesmis Turcoaia, Romania Moesia Inferior  
115-117 Trajan's Parthian wars (vexillation)        
132-135 2nd Jewish revolt (vexillation)        
161-166 L.Verus' Parthian war (vexillation)        
c.167 moved to Dacia  Potaissa Turda, Romania Dacia Porolissensis  
166-180 M.Aurelius' Marcomannic wars        
183 Commodus' Dacian war        
after 183 received titles Pia Fidelis and Pia Constans by Commodus       "Dutiful and Loyal" and "Reliable"
193-194 supported Septimius Severus  vs Niger (vexillation)        
195-197 Septimius Severus' Parthian campaign (vexillation)        
211/218 titled Antoniniana        
238/244 titled Gordiana        
244/249 titled Philippiana pia fidelis        
244-245 campaign against the Carpi        
250s titled III Pia III Fidelis by Valerian         
260s titled VI/VII Pia VI/VII Fidelis by Gallienus        
271 withdrawn to Moesia when Dacia was abandoned Oescus Gigen, Hungary Moesia Inferior  
284 still in Moesia Oescus Gigen, Hungary Moesia Inferior