The Thebaean legions, which were then quartered at Hadrianople, sent a deputation to Gallus, with a tender of their services. Ammian. 1. xiv. c. 11. The Notitia (s. 6, 20, 38, edit. Labb.) mentions three several legions which bore the name of Thebaean. The zeal of M. de Voltaire to destroy a despicabie though celebrated legend has tempted him on the slightest grounds to deny the existence of a Thebaean legion in the Roman armies. See Oeuvresde Voltaire, tom. xv. p. 414, quarto edition.