AVETE! (Cough, cough…)
Apologies for the serious lateness of this issue. Your Beloved Commander has been sick with flu for nearly two weeks (still is, actually) and was separated from his address book. It's a short one, too, and has not been proof-read!
LUPERCALIA, from Richard Campbell
Salvete! Asellina and I are already planning Lupercalia, which we suggest for Saturday, February 21. Open to suggestions for entertainment. Asellina is keen on the idea of two young Lupers, dressed appropriately, but that remains to be seen.
(Quintus notes: More details next issue, but if you need to know before then, contact Richard)
The Legion has been invited to participate in a military timeline event at Fort Frederick, Maryland, as part of a Boy Scout Camporee on March 26-28, 2004. Tim Gallagher, who contacted me about this, says, " We are looking for general reenactors to do their standard program, with a special emphasis on the Medical care give to troops of your era. We would have the different units encamped and have the scout do a round robin to take a look at all of them during the day and at some point a grand parade of the Units."
Several members have expressed interest in this, including possible displays of medicinal herbs, sugical instruments, etc. So I will go ahead and see about signing us up for the event.
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
A rumor says that the Nashville Movie Trailer Filming and festival has been delayed until October 2004, but I do not seem to be getting Gary Barbosa's email reports any more. He's the man to contact if you need details, 727---.
Roman Military Muster, Santee, California, April 1-5, 2004. Hosted by Legio IX Hispana. For details contact Sean Richards.
Roman Days Northeast--Saturday, May 15, 2004 in Woodstock, Connecticut. Sponsored by La Wren's Nest, Legio VIIII Triumphalis and Legio III Cyrenaica. For details, http://www.lawrensnest.com/.
Jon Martin was kind enough to send me a copy of his new historical fiction, In Kithairon's Shadow (ISBN 0595660754). It is centered around the battle of Plataea, 480 BC. Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but told him I'd spread the word.
From Richard Saulpaugh, photos of the event held at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, featuring Legio XIV Gemina Martia Victrix (Milwaukee, WI) and Kurt Suleski's Ballista: http://www.livinghistorysociety.org/roman/Iowa2003/page.html
From Philip Curnow at Delicious Italy (http://www.deliciousitaly.com), the Time Elevator Roma in central Rome offers "a high tech journey through the history of the city in the form of virtual projections on panoramic screens using flight simulator technology." http://www.deliciousitaly.com/timeelevator.htm, or go directly to http://www.time-elevator.it .
Something seasonal from my sister Katy, http://ww12.e-tractions.com/snowglobe/globe.htm . Be sure to shake the snowglobe, but also just watch the fun for a while!
February 7 -- Monthly workshop, back at the Moskeys' house
February 21 -- Lupercalia party! Hosted by the Campbells.
March 26-28 -- Boy Scout Camporee w/ historical encampments, Fort Frederick, MD
April 17-18 -- Marching Through Time, Marietta Mansion, Glenn Dale, MD
April? May? -- Spring Universal Soldier encampment, Fort Washington
June 12-13 -- ROMAN DAYS
Directions to the monthly workshops/musters at Roger Moskey's house:
From I-495 Capital Beltway, take Exit 12 B Route
267 Toll Road West towards
Dulles Airport. After paying toll (50 cents), take the first exit--Exit 16 Route 7 Leesburg Pike West for about 11 miles. Go past Cascades Parkway, and at the next light take a right onto PALISADES Parkway, then an immediate left onto "Triple 7" (Route 777). Pass Calvary Temple on right, take the next right onto Regina Drive; follow it to the end and take a right onto Markwood Drive. At stop sign take a left onto Terrie Drive (culdesac). #304 is just to the right of the middle. (Actually, I've been taking VA Rt. 193 Georgetown Pike from the Beltway, through Great Falls and up to Rt. 7. Cuts off some of the Beltway, the toll, and much of awful Rt. 7.)
ADLOCVTIO is the Official Newsletter of the Twentieth Legion,
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