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Evocati

Postby Marcus Pomponius Lupus on Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:14 pm

Salvete,

While reading Tacitus, we came across a class of soldiers, known as the "Evocati", soldiers whose military service is fulfilled and who can retire, but are asked to stay anyway, because of their experience.

Does anyone know something more about them, a famous example perhaps ?

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Postby Horatius Piscinus on Sat Oct 09, 2004 4:09 pm

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Caesar mentions one by name, a centurian who was killed while leading an assault. I don't recall now which campaign that was, but if I find it again I will send it along.

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evocati name found

Postby Anonymous on Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:07 am

http://la.wikisource.org/wiki/Commentar ... _Liber_III

In Book III Chapter 91 of the Bello Civile you find the name of the evocatusCaius Crastinus.

And look in Wikipedia(English rdition) under Evocati you find good information.
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Re: Evocati

Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:06 am

Marcus Pomponius Lupus wrote:Salvete,

While reading Tacitus, we came across a class of soldiers, known as the "Evocati", soldiers whose military service is fulfilled and who can retire, but are asked to stay anyway, because of their experience.

Does anyone know something more about them, a famous example perhaps ?


Lucius Vorenus ? :mrgreen:

Serious now. I looked it up in a general book on the Roman army but could not find any more information or examples.

I did find 1 (!) article in a Roman army bibliography on the net :

Birley, Eric, "Evocatus Aug. A review," ZPE 43 (1981) 25-29.

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Postby Anonymous on Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:09 pm

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~bkharvey/ ... dVerus.htm
And this is the tombstone inscription of a real EVOCATUS Marcus Caesius Verus ( 1 century AD ) .
I searched on the net with terms as Evocati in the roman army ,Veterans in the Roman army, Evocati in dass Roemische Heer, les evocati dans l armee romain etc.
I found a lot of references.
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Evocati

Postby Aldus Marius on Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:31 am

Salvete amici...

My concept of the evocati has been that they were more or less like some of today's Reservists: retired, but still subject to call-up in times of national emergency. I think I might have read a little about them in Graham Webster, The Roman Imperial Army of the 1st and 2nd Centuries AD. These "reservists" may even have met from time to time for "drill weekends" to maintain their readiness. And they were volunteers.

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Postby Tiberius Iulius Draco on Wed May 21, 2008 11:06 am

From what i know Evocati are soldiers who finished the obligatory military duty and chose or were offered to remain in the army. I envision them as something similar to the earlier Triarii...
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