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Theban Legion

The legion raised in the Thebaïs of Egypt, and composed of Christian soldiers, led by St. Maurice. This legion is sometimes called “the Thundering Legion” (q.v.).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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