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Kaiser, Anna: Rekrutierungspraxis in der Spätantike (published)

Published in C. Wolff (ed), 2012, Le métier de soldat dans le monde romain. Actes du cinquième Congrès de Lyon (23–25 septembre 2010), Lyon, 99–120.
Abstract: This paper compiles the papyrological evidence for the recruitment of Roman soldiers in Late Antique Egypt. It examines where the soldiers of the troops garrisoned along the Nile came from, how enlistment into a specific unit might have functioned and how long it took for foreign troops transferred to the dioceses Aegyptus to become genuinely Egyptian themselves. In the wake of these concerns “brothers in arms”, genuine siblings serving in the same unit, and the export of recruits and troops are considered as well.