The Batavians were first brought under Roman rule in the governorship of Drusus, A.D.
The Batavians served with fidelity and distinction in all parts of the empire, and from the days of Augustus onwards formed a considerable part of the Praetorian guard.
In the confusion of the disputed succession to the imperial throne after the death of Nero, the Batavians (A.D.
This point the narrative of Tacitus breaks off, but it would appear that easy conditions were offered, for the Batavians returned to their position of socii, and were henceforth faithful in their steady allegiance to Rome.
The body-guard of Augustus, consisting of foreign soldiers (chiefly Germans and Batavians), abolished by Galba, was revived from the time of Trajan or Hadrian under the above title.
How would you define batavians? Add your definition here.