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THEBAN LEGION

A legion of the Roman army about A.D. 300, under Maurice, the primicerius, now venerated as a saint. Legend says that thye refused to punish Christians and as a result were massacred in the region of Agaunum, Switzerland. Even though a great deal of controversy surrounds this story, many sources testify to its fact, notably a letter of St. Eucherius and entries in the Martyrology.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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