TIL that Legio V Macedonica was the longest-lived Roman legion. It was established in 43 BC by Octavian and existed for 680 years until it was destroyed during the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century AD by whatilearned June 27, 2022, 8:28 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legio_V_Macedonica What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote 7thcentury.conquestdestroyedegyptestablishedEXISTEDLegioLegionlongestlivedMacedonicamuslimOctavianRomanTILToday I learnedyears See more Previous article A Police officer knocks on the door and says to the man “I’m sorry to say this sir but it looks like your girlfriend’s been hit by a truck. Next article Fingering after hot cheetos 3 Comments Leave a Reply Here’s another good webpage on the history of the 5th Macedonian: http://byzantinemilitary.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-last-roman-legion-legio-v-macedonica.html?m=1 Log in to Reply Id love to see a tv show based on Legio V macedonica where you follow the lives of soldiers in different ranks etc. Log in to Reply I got a question if anyone can help. When we say a modern US military unit or roman legion is destroyed does it mean all members are killed in a battle? Or destroyed meaning its been absorbed into another unit? If all members are killed does it mean the call sign for the unit cannot be used any longer? I’m just curious when someone mentions an army disignation becomes history. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.