Legio XXI Rapax (Nova Roma)

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'''Legio XXI Rapax''' is a group of dedicated individuals whose goal is to bring to life the military and civilian aspects of life in Ancient Rome. The Legio XXI Rapax is based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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[[Image:Gardellaca2009.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Centurion Lentulus orders the Legio XXI Rapax to attack the barbarians at the Gardellaca Festival in 2009, a public event co-organized by Nova Roman Pannonia.]]
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Nova Roma's '''Legio XXI Rapax''' is one of the reenactor units of the Nova Roman [[Provincia Pannonia (Nova Roma)|Pannonia Provincia]], and it is the most active legion and reenactment group within Nova Roma, known for providing Nova Roma and its citizens with public events and programs. The Hungarian Legio XXI Rapax reenactment unit was founded by '''[http://www.novaroma.org/civitas/album?id=14020 M. Caecilius Metellus Tocaiensis]''' in 2002. The legion soon became popular in Eastern and Central Hungary, as the first Roman reenactment legion in these areas, and later it developed to be most active group in Nova Roma worldwide. The legion is supported, logistically and financially maintained by the "Gladius" Association for Preserving Historic Traditions, a corporation in alliance with Nova Roman Pannonia, functioning as the representative of the ''provincia'' for business and legal purposes in relationship with the macronational authorities.  
  
Commander: [[Kaeso Maximius Tiberius (Nova Roma)|Kaeso Maximius Tiberius]]
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The Legio XXI Rapax gave birth to two new legionary units, the [[Cohors VI Carpathica]] of Nova Roma, and the Legio X Gemina (this latter is not Nova Roman, but it was first an allied group, and now works independently), which, in turn, was the parent legion of the [https://www.facebook.com/LegioIIAdiutrix/ Legio II Adiutrix], also not a Nova Roman legion, but allied to Nova Roma.
  
Website: http://embark.to/LegioXXI
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== Command ==
  
Approved by Senatus Consultum on {{Jul 3}} {{2004}}.
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The ceremonial supreme commanders of all legions within Nova Roma are the ''consules'' of Nova Roma, and the ''praetores'' are the vice-supreme commanders. The provincial ceremonial commander-in-chief of the Legio XXI Rapax (and all other legionary units in Provincia Pannonia), is the governor of Pannonia, the ''legatus pro praetore'' '''[[Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus (Nova Roma)|Cn. Cornelius Lentulus]]''', and the ''proquaestor'' of the ''provincia'' [[Spurius Porcius Gemma (Nova Roma)|Sp. Porcius Gemma]] is the provincial deputy commander-in-chief.  
  
[[category:Legiones]]
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The actual commander of the Legio XXI Rapax, as the highest ranking officer within the legion, is the ''tribunus militum'' [http://www.novaroma.org/civitas/album?id=14020 M. Caecilius Metellus Tocaiensis]. He exercises command through his subordinate operational commanders.
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Missions and operations of the legion are directed by the two operational commanders. [[Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus (Nova Roma)|Cn. Cornelius Lentulus]] is the ''centurio'' of the unit (it is separate from his political position as ''legatus pro praetore''), and Cn. Lentulus as ''centurio'' is the operational commander of military performances, education, training, drill and reenanctment. [[Spurius Porcius Gemma (Nova Roma)|Sp. Porcius Gemma]] as ''optio'' is the operational commander for military camping, material and operational logistics, expeditionary logistics, supply management, food service, inventory control, armor maintenance, financial management, contracting, and overall administration of the unit.
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[[Image:Kalisz2010.jpg|450px|thumb|left|The Nova Roman Legio XXI Rapax with its consecrated flag in Kalisz, International Roman Festival, Poland.]]
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== Officers ==
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State Generals (political officers of the republic):
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* '''legatus pro praetore''' - [[Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus (Nova Roma)|Cn. Cornelius Lentulus]]
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* '''proquaestor''' - [[Spurius Porcius Gemma (Nova Roma)|Sp. Porcius Gemma]]
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Legionary Officers:
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*'''tribunus militum''' - [http://www.novaroma.org/civitas/album?id=14020 M. Caecilius Metellus Tocaiensis] (first officer of the legion)
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*'''tribunus militum''' - [[Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Alexander (Nova Roma)|Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander]]
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* '''centurio hastatus prior''' - [[Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus (Nova Roma)|Cn. Cornelius Lentulus]] (operational commander for reenactment)
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* '''optio''' - [[Spurius Porcius Gemma (Nova Roma)|Sp. Porcius Gemma]] (operational commander for logistics and administration)
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* '''tesserarius''' - [[Quintus Arrius Nauta (Nova Roma)|Q. Arrius Nauta]]
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* '''decanus''' - [http://www.novaroma.org/civitas/album?id=14086 L. Coponius Caupo]
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* '''decanus''' - [http://www.novaroma.org/civitas/album?id=15940 M. Valerius Maximus]
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[[Image:Tábor_második_nap_015.jpg|650px|thumb|center|Training the new generation. The trainees lined up by centurio Lentulus.]]
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<gallery caption="Legio XXI Rapax in Pannonia" widths="200px" heights="200px">
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Image:XXI Rapax Soldiers.jpg|Change of guard in the legion's camp. Sp. Porcius Gemma at the background.
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Image:XXI RAPAX Shield.jpg|The shield of the officers.
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Image:Sarmatian Days 2010 A044.JPG|[[Quintus Arrius Nauta (Nova Roma)|Q. Arrius Nauta]], of Pannonia, former ''tribunus plebis'' prepares to serve as member of the honour guard, and to witness the ''confarreationes'' at [[Sarmatian Days]].
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Image:Floralia-image.jpg|The Legio XXI Rapax marches with the Legio X Gemina during the Floralia. The Legio X Gemina was formed from the soldiers of the Rapax, and later they became an independent community, not affiliated with Nova Roma.
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Image:LudiRomani3Szolnok2012_n.jpg|Muster of the Rapax before the commemoration of the 1920th anniversary of the fall of the legion.
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Image:Fulek-1.jpg|Bad-ass legionaries of Nova Roma.
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Image:LudiRomani4Szolnok2012_n.jpg|Armory. Deposition of arms and helmets while on leave, waiting for next order.
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Image:Balaton2014.jpg|Our new shields: the ''scutum'' of 2014.
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Image:Fulek-2.jpg|Expeditionary mission to Regio Marcomannia, the fortress of Fülek (Slovakia). Soldiers wearing the three main types of armor: 'lorica squamata' at left, 'lorica segmentata' in the middle, and 'lorica hamata' at right.
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Image:Floralia09_0022.jpg|The Roman 'lorica segmentata' seen from all aspects on the soldiers of the Rapax. The great M. Metellus M. f. Cyprianus, son of the ''tribunus'', leads the line.
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Image:Satoraljaujhely2011.jpg|[[Gaius Villius Vulso (Nova Roma)|C. Villius Vulso]], soldier of the Legio XXI Rapax before his transfer to his new unit, the Cohors VI Carpathica.
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Image:Rakoczifalva2011b.jpg|The centurio of the Legio XXI Rapax, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, with the tribunus, the founder of the legion, M. Caecilius Metellus Tocaiensis.
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[[Category: Provincia Pannonia (Nova Roma)]]
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[[Category:Reenactments]]

Latest revision as of 18:05, 8 September 2020

Centurion Lentulus orders the Legio XXI Rapax to attack the barbarians at the Gardellaca Festival in 2009, a public event co-organized by Nova Roman Pannonia.

Nova Roma's Legio XXI Rapax is one of the reenactor units of the Nova Roman Pannonia Provincia, and it is the most active legion and reenactment group within Nova Roma, known for providing Nova Roma and its citizens with public events and programs. The Hungarian Legio XXI Rapax reenactment unit was founded by M. Caecilius Metellus Tocaiensis in 2002. The legion soon became popular in Eastern and Central Hungary, as the first Roman reenactment legion in these areas, and later it developed to be most active group in Nova Roma worldwide. The legion is supported, logistically and financially maintained by the "Gladius" Association for Preserving Historic Traditions, a corporation in alliance with Nova Roman Pannonia, functioning as the representative of the provincia for business and legal purposes in relationship with the macronational authorities.

The Legio XXI Rapax gave birth to two new legionary units, the Cohors VI Carpathica of Nova Roma, and the Legio X Gemina (this latter is not Nova Roman, but it was first an allied group, and now works independently), which, in turn, was the parent legion of the Legio II Adiutrix, also not a Nova Roman legion, but allied to Nova Roma.

Command

The ceremonial supreme commanders of all legions within Nova Roma are the consules of Nova Roma, and the praetores are the vice-supreme commanders. The provincial ceremonial commander-in-chief of the Legio XXI Rapax (and all other legionary units in Provincia Pannonia), is the governor of Pannonia, the legatus pro praetore Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, and the proquaestor of the provincia Sp. Porcius Gemma is the provincial deputy commander-in-chief.

The actual commander of the Legio XXI Rapax, as the highest ranking officer within the legion, is the tribunus militum M. Caecilius Metellus Tocaiensis. He exercises command through his subordinate operational commanders.

Missions and operations of the legion are directed by the two operational commanders. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus is the centurio of the unit (it is separate from his political position as legatus pro praetore), and Cn. Lentulus as centurio is the operational commander of military performances, education, training, drill and reenanctment. Sp. Porcius Gemma as optio is the operational commander for military camping, material and operational logistics, expeditionary logistics, supply management, food service, inventory control, armor maintenance, financial management, contracting, and overall administration of the unit.

The Nova Roman Legio XXI Rapax with its consecrated flag in Kalisz, International Roman Festival, Poland.

Officers

State Generals (political officers of the republic):

Legionary Officers:


Training the new generation. The trainees lined up by centurio Lentulus.
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