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The Evocati Augusti
, Evocati of the Praetorian Guard
The Praetorian Guard was a force of bodyguards used by Roman Emperors. The title was already used during the Roman Republic for the guards of Roman generals, at least since the rise to prominence of the Scipio family around 275 BC...
, had even greater social standing than the Evocati
of the Legions
A Roman legion normally indicates the basic ancient Roman army unit recruited specifically from Roman citizens. The organization of legions varied greatly over time but they were typically composed of perhaps 5,000 soldiers, divided into maniples and later into "cohorts"...
They would have served out their time and obtained their discharge (missio) with the Praetorian Guard, but then enlisted again voluntarily.