Another Dacian Campaign
Contributed by David Verne
With the disaster of the following year, Tettius Julianus, an experienced commander, has been placed in command of the Roman army in Moesia. Throughout the year he launches raids across the border but spends most of his time preparing for a major campaign next year. While Julianus deals with local concerns, Domitian argues with the officer corps on overall policy. Domitian took Augustus' advice for future emperors not to expand the Empire and focus on defense seriously while the officers viewed this as cowardice. He was forced to agree to an aggressive stance for the Dacian war because of the need to avenge the humiliation of losing a legion and the Praetorian Guard standard. 
- Dando-Collins, Stephen (2010). Legions of Rome. St. Martin's Press.