VI Ferrata   Update 5.11.2016    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1587-1596      
History from 30 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
58 BC Caesar's 6th legion in Gaul        
58-45 Caesar's Gallic and civil wars        
52 first mention        
48 fought for Caesar at Dyrrhacium and Pharsalus        
48-47 with Caesar in Alexandria and Pontus        
42 battle of Philippi       called Ferrata ( = ironclad)
42-31 part of M.Antonius' army       possibly called Macedonica
40-33 M.Antonius' Parthian wars       possibly called 6th Macedonica
31 fought for M.Antonius at Actium        
30 in Syria     Syria  
19 AD mentioned as near Laodicaea Apamea ? on the Orontes Syria  
58-63 Corbulo's Parthian war        
66 under Cestius Gallus vs 1st Jewish revolt (vexillation)        
69 marched on Rome, supporting Vespasian       2nd battle of Bedriacum
by 72 returned to Syria Samosata Samsat Syria  
72 conquest of Commagene        
105-106 Trajan's 2nd Dacian war (vexillation)        
113-117 Trajan's Parthian campaign        
115-117 Jewish revolt on Egypt ?        
119 in garrison of Arabia     Arabia  
132-135 2nd Jewish revolt        
133/134 stationed in Galilee  Caparcotna  Lejjun Syria Palestina  
163-166 Lucius Verus' Parthian wars ?        
166-180 M.Aurelius' Marcomannic wars (vexillation)        
193-194 Septimius Severus' civil war against Niger       titled Fidelis Constans
195-197 Septimius Severus' Parthian campaign (likely)        
260 Valerian's campaign against the Persians        
284 still in Judaea