What is a legion?
Any boy knows what a legion is, he builds up troops, still playing soldiers. But this word, in addition to the meaning of the troops, still has interpretations. Let's break them down.
In general terms, the legion is a kind of organizational unit of the army. For the first time, legions appeared in the sixth century BC in ancient Rome. Legions consisted of five or six thousand infantry, as well as several hundred horsemen. In their type of organization, the legions were tribal militia.
It is necessary to distinguish the Roman legions from the legions of other nations. For example, the Jewish Legion is a historical term, it can be attributed to the Jewish light cavalry regiment, who participated in the Kosciuszko uprising in Poland.
In Croatia, the elite infantry units were called the Black Legion. The soldiers of the Black Legion fought during the Second World War.
The Ukrainian Legion informally referred to a number of military formations that were formed along national lines during the First and Second World War.
There is also the term "French Legion".More information about the French Legion, as well as how to get into it, can be found in the article How to get into the French Legion.
Thus, the legion designates some military organizations.
Also, an innumerable multitude can be called a legion, a huge number (from the gospel expression: legion of demons).