According to Vermeule and Eisenberg (op. cit.), the First Cohort of Gaetulorum "was raised in Africa and was based in Syria from 88 to 91 A.D. The Gaetuli or Getuli were a people of northwestern Africa, south of the Mauri and Numidiae, in the area of modern Morocco. They were conquered in Early Imperial times by Cn. Cornelius Cossus Lentulus, who thereafter bore the surname Gaetulicus. By the reign of Titus Flavius Domitianus (81 to 96 A.D.), they had been enrolled as loyal soldier-allies of Rome."