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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

In the 1st cent. bc Rome often employed men recruited outside Italy as cavalry or light infantry, or in specialist roles, and during the Civil Wars Gallic and German cavalry and the forces of local kings, esp. in Asia Minor and Syria, were important. Some of these were temporary formations serving under their own leaders near their homeland in accordance with their treaty obligations to Rome, and this practice continued. But ... ...

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