XXI Rapax   Update 2016-11-27    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1781-1791      
History from 58 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
30s BC ? raised by Octavian or possibly later after Actium       Rapax = "rapacious"
15 based in Raetia Castra Regina Regensburg Raetia  
6-9 AD Pannonian Revolt        
9 after Pannonian war moved to Vetera Xanten Germania Inferior  
14 mutinied after Augustus' death        
14-16 Germanicus' campaigns in Germania        
21 suppressed revolt of the Turoni in Gaul (vexillation)        
43 moved to Germania Superior Argentoratum Strasbourg Germania Superior  
by 47 stationed at Vindonissa Vindonissa Windisch in Schweiz Raetia  
69 supported Vitellius against Otho       1st battle of Bedriacum
69 supported Vitellius against Vespasian but defeated       2nd battle of Bedriacum
70 defeated Civilis' Batavian revolt       battles of Augusta Trevorum and Vetera
70 moved to Bonna by Vespasian Bonna Bonn Germania Inferior  
c.83 moved to Mogontiacum Mogontiacum Mainz Germania Superior certainly by 88
83 Domitian's war against the Chatti        
88-89 supported Saturninus' rebellion        
89 ?? possibly disbanded for supporting Saturninus' rebellion        
89/90 ? moved to Pannonia     Pannonia  
92 ? legion destroyed by Sarmatians       more likely than disbandment in 89