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Glossary of military terms - B

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Bacaudae

Late Roman rebel group in Gaul.

Ballista

Torsion gun.

Ballista quadrirotis

‘Fourwheeled torsion gun’. mobile catapult.

Ballistarius

Artillery soldier.

Balteus

Military belt.

Bandifer

Byzantine standard bearer.

Bandon

Late Roman military unit.

Bandum

Late Roman military standard.

Barbaricum

The world beyond the imperial frontiers.

Barbarus

Non Roman. foreigner.

Baro

Servant. groom.

Barritus

Battle cry.

Basileus

Emperor.

Basilica equestris exercitatoria

Cavalry training hall.

Basilica exercitatoria

Drill hall.

Basilikon telos

Imperial guard.

Basilikos

Imperial.

Batavus

A - Batavian.
B - nickname of imperial horse guard trooper.

Battualia

Fighting exercise.

Bebra

Barbarian heavy javelin.

Bellator

Fighter. warrior.

Bellum

War.

Belos

Missile.

Beneficium

Military promotion.

Beneficiarius

A - soldier on special assignment.
B - military police.

Beneficiarius consularis

Soldier attached to a provincial governor's staff.

Beneficiarius legati legionis

Soldier attached to staff of legionary commander.

Beneficiarius tribuni

Soldier attached to the staff of a tribunus .

Benephikiarios

Greek equivalent of beneficiarius .

Biarchus

Late Roman NCO.

Bipennis

Double headed axe.

Boukellarèos

Personal retainer, Greek equivalent of Buccellarius .

Bracae

Trousers.

Brittunculus

'Little Briton'. derogatory name for Roman adversary in Britannia.

Buccellarius

Private retainer.

Buccellatum

Hard tack. ration.

Bucculla

Helmet cheeck piece.

Bucina

Musical instrument.

Bucinator

Trumpeter.

Bucinator principalis

Trumpeter with NCO rank.

Burgarius

Soldier stationed at burgus .

Burgus

Small fortification.

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