Vladimir P. Petrović
Institute for Balkan Studies
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Archaeological Institute, Belgrade
The First Cohort of Cretans, a Roman Military Unit at Timacum Maius
Abstract: Archaeological investigations on the site of Niševac (Timacum Maius) have been conducted over a period of eight successive years by the Institute for Balkan Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Tourism, Culture and Sports of Svrljig and the French Bordeaux–based Ausonius Institute. The 2014 campaign came up with nine Roman bricks stamped with inscriptions of the First Cohort of Cretans (Cohors I Cretum) built into the walls of a Roman bath. The inscriptions provide evidence for the character, chronology and history of the Roman settlement.
Keywords: Niševac, Timacum Maius, Roman bath, First Cohort of Cretans.