Legiunea V Macedonica şi atitudinea faţă de puterea imperială (studiu de caz pe ştampilele militare şi inscripţiile de la Potaissa: 168-274/275)
The fifth Macedonian Legion and the Attitude towards the imperial power (case study: the military stamps and the inscriptions of Potaissa: 168-274/275)
Ioan Marius GREC
Universitatea de Vest „Vasile Goldiş” din Arad
In order to strengthen the defence of the province Dacia within the context of its reorganization (168-169), a new legion was transferred here: Legio V Macedonica that was part of „Exercitus Daciae Porolissensis”. This military unit, after returning from the Orient, was moved from its original garrison in Troesmis to a new location – in Dacia Porolissensis, at Potaissa. From the certified information available until now, it seems that during the entire period when it was stationed at Potaissa, Legio V Macedonica generally manifested an attitude of loyalty towards the ruling emperors, that fact being epigraphically demonstrated by the inscriptions (here including the
different types of military stamps) that were discovered in the castrum, in the city of Potaissa, in the province, or even outside Dacia Porolissensis, but these inscriptions were dated in the Dacic period of the Legion (168-274/275).
Key words: Dacia Porolissensis, Potaissa, Legion V Macedonica, military stamps, inscriptions
Cuvinte cheie: Dacia Porolissensis, Potaissa, Legiunea V Macedonica, ştampile militare, inscripţii