THE IMPERIAL ROMAN TWENTIETH LEGION
BRINGING ANCIENT ROME TO LIFE
The Twentieth Legion was founded in 1991 to recreate the soldiers of the Roman Army for public demonstrations and living history displays. Our weapons, armor, and accoutrements are all carefully researched, and reconstructed at our own expense. Our troops demonstrate the tactics of the day, and the use of the legionary's various weapons. We can discuss many aspects of Roman army life, and will sometimes spend a day or weekend living like our ancient counterparts did on campaign. We also have a civilian contingent which displays daily life in the ancient Roman world.
Our recreated Twentieth Legion usually portrays the legionaries based in Britain in the mid-first century AD, but auxiliary troops or legionaries from other eras may also be represented. We have based our clothing and equipment on contemporary illustrations and descriptions as well as on archeological evidence. (As with many of the photographs on this site, click on the picture above to see a larger version. Copyright Jane Walker.)
The group is based in the
More information about membership is available
through the links below. Following our educational purpose, this
website has been constructed mainly as an aid for people who want to
or purchase their own reproduction Roman clothing and military
Within you will find our Handbook for
and a Civilian Clothing guide, plus
drawings, photographs, and extra "hints" for some items. Other
websites are listed on our Links
page. Adlocvtio, the
newsletter has event information as
well as hobby news, "how to" articles, and more. You can also
find the Legion on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/groups/legioxx/.
If you are not in our general
see the Links page for a long list of other
groups in the US and around the world. You might want to check
for Ancient Reenacting, a fairly new discussion board aimed at
ancient-era reenactors in the US and Canada. Come ask
There is also a discussion
list for our major even in June, Roman Days.
Even more information (such as
whatever is not online yet) may obtained by contacting the
Matthew Amt (Quintus Darius Macro), Laurel, MD
(USA), phone 301-362-3574, email matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com .
put a distinctive subject in the subject line, or your email may be
deleted as spam!)
Check back often for the latest updates, and let me know what else you
want to see on this site!
|GENERAL AND GROUP INFORMATION||"HOW TO" SECTIONS
| Guidelines for Auxiliaries
Romans in the Holy Land--Who they
"Cheap Roman Soldiers"--Costume