A cavalry troop. An operational section of an auxiliary cavalry ala, commanded by a decurio, whose size may have depended in turn on the size of its parent wing. If the turma consisted of 3 decuriae then it would have been comprised of 33 men. In an ala quingenaria the size of each turma was probably 32 cavalrymen, besides the troop commander, but â€¦...
Cavalry unit.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20764
A turma (Latin for `swarm, squadron`, plural turmae) was a cavalry squadron in the Roman army of the Republic and Empire. In the Byzantine Empire, it became applied to the larger, regiment-sized military-administrative divisions of a thema. ==Roman army== ===Republic=== In the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, the time of the Punic Wars and Rome`s expa......Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turma
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