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Glossary of military terms - I

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Iaculator

'Spear thrower'. light legionary foot soldier.

Iaculum

Missile. javelin.

Ignominiosa missio

Dishonourable discharge.

Ilarchès

'Wing commander'. cavalry officer.

Ilè

"Wing'. military unit.

Imaginifer

Standardbearer carrying a likeness of the emperor.

Imago

Standard with the emperor's portrait.

Immounos

Soldier exempted from certain duties.

Immunis

Soldier exempted from certain duties.

Immunis perpetuus

Soldier permanently freed from fatigue duties. the unusual addition of perpetuus  seems to suggest that other immunes may have enjoyed this status for only a limited period of time.

Impedimenta

Baggage.

Impeditus

Soldier carrying baggage pack.

Imperator

Commander-in-chief. emperor.

Imperium

A - the right to command absolute obedience.
B - empire.

Impetus

Attack.

In calceo agens

Serving in equestrian position ie as centurio , praefectus  or tribunus .

In caliga agens

Serving as soldier, NCO or non-equestrian centurio .

In numeros referre

To enroll. to enter an accepted soldier in the records.

In praetorio agens

'Serving at the HQ'. serving in cohortes praetoriae .

In vestimentum

Clothing expenses.

In victum

Food expenses.

Incomma

Standard height.

Indictio

Levy of tax in kind.

Inimicus

Hostile, enemy.

Insidia

Ambush.

Insidiator

'Ambusher'. soldier belonging to screening force. flank guard.

Insigne

Distinguishing mark.

Interpres

Interpreter.

Intervallum

Space between the wall and the living quarters of a camp.

Ioviani

'Iuppiter's own'. tetrarchic elite legion.

Iter

March.

Iter iustum

Normal day's march of 20 Roman miles.

Itinerarium

Simplified road map.

Iudex

'Judge'. Latin name given to Gothic supreme war leader known as the thiudans.

Iugum

Yoke. gate made of spears under which captive soldiers were made to pass as a humiliation.

Iumentarius

Soldier or military servant in charge of baggage animals.

Iumentum

Pack animal.

Iuniores

'Recruits'. late Roman unit created around nucleus of veterans detached from another formation.

Ius conubii

Right to contract a marriage.

Ius fetiale

'Fetial law'. religious rules governing Roman external relations and formal declaration of war.

Iuventus

Paramilitary youth organisation.

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