miliaria. On the other hand, it is possible to adopt the view of Professor von Domaszewski,[1] and argue that they were intended to hold the infantry of two cohortes quingenariae equitatae—360 men on each side of the gate. That the number of occupants in each hut should be reduced to six instead of ten, as in the auxiliary encampments referred to by Hyginus, von Domaszewski attributes to the relaxation of discipline which had taken place in the interval, bringing with it larger ideas of comfort. In the Retentura, according to this hypothesis, there would be stationed the 240 horsemen of the cohorts. In Block XIX there would just be space to accommodate the horses of the two cohorts, tethered in two double lines.[2] In any event, it is apparent that in its final period the number of the garrison cannot have been more than 1500. Nor can it have been less than 1000, for any smaller force would have had difficulty in holding the circuit of its walls against a determined foe.

1 'Das Lager bei Newstead' Römisch-Germanisches Korrespondenzblatt Jahrgang ii. p. 40.

2 In arriving at the space necessary to accommodate this number of horses, we have to acknowledge the help of Professor Ewart and of Colonel H. J. McLaughlin of the Army Remount Department.