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  Batavian rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Batavians were a relatively small tribe, allied to the Empire and romanized, living in modern Netherlands, between the rivers Rhine and Waal.
In the year 69 AD the Batavians were thus seriously displeased with the state of the affairs.
The tribe of the Cananefates were living in lands between the Batavians and the North Sea.
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 Batavii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The areas inhabited by the Batavians were never occupied by the Romans, as the Batavians were allies.
Later, Tacitus described the Batavians as the bravest of the tribes of the area, hardened in the German border wars, with cohorts under their own noble commanders tranferred to Britannia.
After the 3rd century, however, the Batavians are no longer mentioned, and they are assumed to have merged with the neighbouring Frisian and Frankish people.
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 batavians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
de:Bataver The Batavii (or Batavi, Batavians) were a Germanic, or possibly Celtic tribe reported by Julius Caesar and Tacitus to have lived around the Rhine delta, in the area which is currently the Netherlands.
Also the areas inhabited by the Batavians where never occupied by the Romans, they were allies.
After the 3rd century CE, the Batavians are no longer mentioned, and they are assumed to have merged with the neighbouring Frisian and Frankish people.
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 Batavian rebellion - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Batavian rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Batavians fought in several units and composed, until their dishonored dismissal by Galba, the personal bodyguard of the Emperor.
The result was disastrous: a Roman army was beaten and the legions forced to retreat to their base camp of Xanten.
Two legions were still besieged at Xanten and the rest of the Roman army was not large enough to cope with the revolt.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Batavian-rebellion.html   (1724 words)

The Batavians and Cananefates served in the auxiliary forces attached to the Roman legions.
Like many Batavians, he joined the when he was a young man. He became the commanding officer of a cohort (battalion) in the German auxiliaries and acquired Roman citizenship.
Pressure on the Batavians was increased until it became unbearable, even more so due to the brutal behaviour of the recruiting sergeants, who tried to extract bribes and abused the young men.
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 The Batavian revolt 5: The siege of Xanten
The Batavian revolt 5: The siege of Xanten
As we have seen in the preceding article, Julius Civilis and the Batavians had reached everything they wanted: an independence that would be recognized by Vespasian (provided that he won the civil war against the emperor Vitellius), and revenge for the oppressive recruitment by the Romans and the death of Civilis' brother.
The Batavian leader ordered the Ubians and Trevirans to be plundered by their respective neighbors, and another force was sent beyond the Maas to strike a blow at the Menapians and Morinians in the extreme north of Gaul.
www.livius.org /ba-bd/batavians/revolt05.html   (1480 words)

 The Battle of Kamperduin (Camperdown)
The Batavian Hercules (64) caught fire in the poop and fell out of the line striking her colours shortly after putting out the fire as she had jettisoned most of her powder in fear of the fire reaching the magazine.
This gallant Batavian ship was fought to a wreck by 4 strong opponents before she struck her colours which signalled the end of the action.
Batavian vessels were better able to cross shoals than their British counterparts; the Dutch vessels had a significant lesser draught than those of other nations since Dutch ports were generally quite shallow.
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 The Batavians
The Batavians followede the Rhine and settled in the area now called 'Betuwe', they used to refer to it as "The Island", as it was the piece of land between the Rhine and the Waal.
The Batavians used to sing their warsongs in his name, and he was worshipped open temples.
These temples were more like open places with just a small fence; the Batavians did not believe it was appropriate to limit their gods by using walls and ceilings.
www.missgien.net /batavians/batavians.html   (707 words)

 The Batavians
The Batavians, or Batavii as the Romans called them, were a Germanic tribe who moved around 100 BCE from present day Germany by following the River Rhine, to the area near to what now is Nijmegen and De Betuwe.
This Julius was the leader of the Batavian Revolt which took place in 69 CE in the area now known as the border between Germany and the Netherlands, near Nijmegen.
The Batavians were romanized, however they kept their own religion and justice.
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 The Histories [of Ancient Rome] by Cornelius Tacitus:book 4
The Batavians were at the mercy of prefects and centurions who, when glutted with spoil and blood, were replaced by others looking for fresh pockets to pick and new labels for plunder.
The Batavian leader ordered the Ubii and Treviri to be plundered by their respective neighbours, and another force was sent beyond the Maas to strike a blow at the Menapiu and Morini in the north of Gaul.
The pick of the Batavian fighters- at least so far as the infantry were concerned - lay dead upon the field; the cavalry got away with the standards and prisoners taken in the first phase of the engagement.
www.ourcivilisation.com /smartboard/shop/tacitusc/histries/chap14.htm   (6974 words)

 Vindolanda Tablets Online | Tablets | Tab. Vindol. II Introductory Chapters | The Roman Army: Military Units
In interpreting the evidence of the tablets from the 1970s, we suggested that in the mid-90s Vindolanda was occupied by the quingenary Eighth Cohort of Batavians and that it was succeeded towards the end of the period c.
The strength report of the First Cohort of Tungrians (154) shows that the unit was based at Vindolanda and the archaeological context of this tablet and of the correspondence of its prefect, Iulius Verecundus, indicates that it was there in the earlier part of the pre-Hadrianic period.
There are two texts which refer to the Third Cohort of Batavians - one addressed to someone connected with the unit and the other probably referring to the fact that Cerialis, prefect of the Ninth Cohort, had received letters from a centurion of the Third.
vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk /tablets/TVII-2-1.shtml   (1043 words)

 Batavii biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
de:Bataver nl:Bataven The Batavii (or Batavi, Batavians) were a Germanic, or possibly Celtic tribe reported by Julius Caesar and Tacitus to have lived around the Rhine delta, in the area which is currently the Netherlands.
Also the areas inhabited by the Batavians were never occupied by the Romans, as the Batavians were allies.
In 69 AD, a Batavian rebellion led by Claudius Civilis arose, which was defeated by the Romans the following year.
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 Gallic Wars - The Batavian uprising
The Batavians fought in the name of Vespasian so they could have stopped their uprising.
The Batavians had an advance on inundated terrain, but by treason they lost again.
The batavians cleared the area, which was then destroyed by Cerialis.
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 Tacitus HistoriĆ«n over de Nederlanden
Claudius Labeo, prefect of the Batavian horse, who had been the rival of Civilis in some local contest, was sent away into the country of the Frisii; to kill him might be to give offence to his countrymen, while to keep him with the army might be to sow the seeds of discord.
Thence arose a suspicion that the war was being kindled with the consent of the legates, and that everything which had happened, or was apprehended, was due, not to the cowardice of the troops, or to the strength of the enemy, but to the treachery of the generals.
He entrusted to the Batavians the care of the machines and the vast siege-works, and when the Transrhenane tribes clamoured for battle, he bade them go and cut through the ramparts, and, if repulsed, renew the struggle; their numbers were superfluously large, and their loss was not felt.
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 The Revolt
Julius Civilis was a Roman citizen and a member of the royal family that had once ruled the Batavians.
He had fought in one of the Batavian auxiliary units in the Roman army during the invasion of Britain, and was still commanding a unit.
Tacitus wants to show that the Batavians were noble savages, he is not necessarily telling the truth.
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 Claudius Labeo
The Batavians were one of the poorest tribes in the Roman empire, living in the river area of what is now called The Netherlands, which was in Antiquity simply called the Island (between the rivers Rhine and Maas).
He was commander of a Batavian cavalry unit, which is perhaps identical to the squadron that was stationed at the Kopse Hof near Nijmegen, the capital of the Batavians.
The Batavian commander in Roman service had discovered that it was not possible to overthrow Civilis, so he started a guerilla war against the allies of the Batavians.
www.livius.org /cg-cm/claudius/labeo.html   (1584 words)

 The Histories [of Ancient Rome] by Cornelius Tacitus:book 5
In answer to the Batavian challenge, therefore, those of our troops who were spoiling for battle threw themselves into the fight, but panicked when their arms and mounts sank into the dangerous depths of the morass.
While this was happening, a Batavian turncoat came up to Cerialis with an offer to take the enemy in the rear if some cavalry were sent round the far end of the marsh, where the ground was firm and the Cugerni assigned to its defence were off their guard.
Heaven had turned against the Batavians in the hour in which they besieged the legions, killed their commanders and shouldered a war which, however necessary to a single individual, was fatal to themselves.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The charge proved to be disastrous, one clan of Batavians wheeled their charge to meet them and clove straight through the remnants like a hot knife through butter.
Their eyes wide with horror as Batavian warriors eagerly countered to meet them and break right through them only to keep on going, leaving the ground behind them littered with the dead and dying archers with only a handful of their own warriors' bodies scattered amongst the carnage.
However, on the flanks, the Batavians were taking advantage of their sheer size and numbers.
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Attached to today’s Fourteenth legion, as in the Roman past, is a unit of provincial auxiliaries from the lands around the mouth of the Rhine, the First Cohort of Batavians, Roman Citizens.
These auxiliary (literally ‘help’) troops were recruited from Rome’s newly conquered provinces because of their raw fighting edge, and because they could provide the Roman army with specialist skills which the heavy citizen infantry were unwilling or unable to undertake.
The auxiliaries were a trained, professional and vital part of the Roman army and were often capable of winning battles without the assistance of the legionaries, most famously at Mons Graupius where our cohort of Batavians may well have gained the honorific ‘Pia Fidelis’ for their valour in battle.
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 Renee's Articles: Lettuce heads up
Batavians: The second general category of heading lettuces are the Batavians.
Batavians combine the sweet crispness of Romaine with a more open butterhead like shape.
Many Batavians are remarkably resistant to hot weather bolting and their crispy leaves can be harvested from baby to full size plants.
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 The Attack On Vetera
And yet, at the end of September 69, the Batavians launched an attack on Vetera, or, to use its ancient name, Vetera.
Civilis' messenger had reached them while they were already marching to the Alps, and easily convinced them that they had to side with the independent Batavians.
Let us, before we discuss the Batavian attack on Vetera, see what had happened to the eight auxiliary units.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The people of the confederated cantons, whose strength he broke in that campaign, were known as Belgians, and and their land was then as now, ethnologically as Batavians wgjj ag geOgraphically, a border between Germans and Kelts.
To the north of them we find the Batavians, without being subdued, entering into alliance with the Romans and contributing to the strength of their legions.
After this we hear little more of Netherlander under the name of Batavians, but in all probability they were the same as the Frisians, part of whom in the next century joined in the English invasion of Britain, while part
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 Who was Who in Roman Times: Links of Countries, Places and Peoples: Bataves/Batavi/Batavian/Batavians/Batavia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They had routed the band of gladiators, which had been ferried across the river, and which had been cut to pieces by the opposing cohorts while they were actually in the water.
The Batavians, while they dwelt on the other side of the Rhine, formed a part of the tribe of the Chatti.
Driven out by a domestic revolution, they took possession of an uninhabited district on the extremity of the coast of Gaul, and also of a neighbouring island, surrounded by the ocean in front, and by the river Rhine in the rear and on either side.
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 Nijmegen through the Centuries quiz
Around 50 B.C. a Batavian settlement arose near the Waal river, on a hill that is in the centre of modern Nijmegen.
After the Batavian Revolt, the settlement was burnt down by the Batavians themselves.
To keep an eye on the Batavians a Roman legion was stationed permanently near the former Batavian settlement.
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 The French vs the Franks (page 3) | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
*The Batavii (or Batavi, Batavians) were a Germanic tribe reported by Julius Caesar and Tacitus to have lived around the Rhine delta, in the area which is currently the Netherlands.
Re: The Batavii (or Batavi, Batavians) were a Germanic tribe.
In Julius Caesar's time the Low Countries were occupied by the Belgae (a Celtic people) and there is a good chance that Batavi is based on the Gallic root -bato which meant something like "to beat, strike, do battle" cf.
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 What do you know about the Dutch? (page 17) | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
No, the batavians are the dutch (from the Netherlands..)
So the Batavians lived in "Germania Inferior",inferior means "low".
Remember...the batavians and Caninefats arrent celtic tribes but germanic (not to confuse with german).
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 Armymuseum - States, Patriots and Batavians (1785-1804)
In 1795 the French succeeded in crossing the frozen rivers and the stadhouder fled.
Patriots then set up the Batavian Republic, a state very dependent on France.
The Batavian army was the means par excellence for modernising and centralising the state.
www.legermuseum.nl /legermuseum.en/legermuseum.en/i000162.html   (240 words)

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