XII Fulminata   Update 2016-11-20    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1705-1710      
History from 58 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
58 BC raised by Caesar in Gallia Cisalpina as his 12th legion       Fulminata = Lightning-bearer
58-45 Caesar's Gallic and civil wars        
45 probably demobilised        
c.42 raised again        
41 Octavian's siege of Perusia       called XII Victrix
30s with M.Antonius, called XII Antiqua        
30 ? stationed in Egypt     Aegyptus  
after.27 called XII Paterna        
after 16 earliest attestation of title Fulminata        
c.4 probably in Syria        
by 23 AD stationed in Syria at Raphanaea Rafniye on Euphrates Syria  
62 Caesennius Paetus' disastrous campaign in Armenia        
66 Cestius Gallus campaign vs 1st Jewish revolt       lost its eagle
69-70 siege of Jerusalem        
70 moved to Cappadocia Melitene Malatya, Turkey Cappadocia  
132-135 2nd Jewish revolt (vexillation)        
135 ? Flavius Arrianus' campaign vs the Alans (vexillation)        
161-166 ? Lucius Verus' Parthian wars (vexillation)        
166-180 M.Aurelius' Marcomannic wars (vexillation)        
175 supported M.Aurelius vs Avidius Cassius       title Certa Constans (Sure and reliable)
252 against Shapur Ius invasion        
284 still at Melitene Melitene Malatya, Turkey Cappadocia