turma

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 …...

Turma

Cavalry unit.
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Turma

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......
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