Vol. XVI, no. i, January 2006
This is the party to not miss!
Richard and Allison Campbell (and family!) will again be hosting this
classical bash on February 18, starting at 5 PM. Roman food,
and entertainment will be featured. Classical or Neoclassical
or costume is encouraged though not required, but hobnails are
Please leave the children home, as well. To respond or for
call 703---, or email richsc AT usa DOT net. The address is
--. Be aware that Wilson Bridge
construction makes the whole area, um, kind of interesting, road-wise.
Marching Through Time is coming up! On April 22-23 at Marietta Mansion, the Legion will once again be one of over thirty different historical groups performing for the public. Most of us know the drill pretty well by this time--speaking of which, we should expect to be doing our marching demonstration first thing after opening, so please come early. More details next month, but do let the Commander know if you hope to attend.
We actually have one event on the schedule before MTT, namely an appearance at Cold Wars, the Historical Miniature Gamers Society convention in Lancaster, PA on March 18-19 (http://www.coldwars.org/ ). Those who attended the miniatures con this past August will remember the comparative luxury of an indoor event! I will firm up the details and pass them along, though the convention website has maps, directions, schedules, and much more. This is another good opportunity to drag out your earlier or later Roman impressions. Lancaster is about a two-hour drive north of the DC area, so presumably most of us will go for only one day, but hopefully we'll have a small contingent there both days.
The Legion has been invited to set up camp at the Pennsylvania Junior Classical League State Convention on May 20, 2006. This will be held at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA, and it is a one-day event. Since this is roughly a 4-hour drive from the DC area, they are providing dormitory space for us for Friday and Saturday nights, if necessary. That way we could easily be set up by 9 AM when the program starts. This convention is attended by over 600 high school Latin students, all of whom will naturally be more interested in Classical history and more motivated than the average high school audience. So it should be a very rewarding event. I will be getting directions and more details soon, but I will NOT be able to attend myself. Anyone else want to play coordinator for the weekend?
And ROMAN DAYS is on the way,
3-4. It is not too soon to be thinking about it! Marietta
is the place, and all the Romans in the world are invited. I'm
on another Greek hoplite or two, as well!
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
A.D. 43, Lafe, Arkansas
Join either the victorious Roman Army or the soon to be conquered Pictish/Celtic Barbarians at BRITAIN A.D. 43 On March 23, 24, 25 and 26th for a weekend of Ancient Reenacting. The site opens at 12 NOON on March 23rd and is located in LAFE, ARKANSAS on 94 acres of private land. There are several ponds, woods, fields, and many places for Celts and courageous Romans to interact in meaningful and constructive ways.
Legio XX has not so far attended this event as a unit, but members are certainly encouraged to participate if they like. For details, rules, and fees, please contact Mark Saddler, Msaddler AT cox-internet DOT com, http://www.ad43.org/9-2006_event.html.
Keith Egan of the South Jersey
AIDS Alliance is looking for Romans to march in their fundraising walk
in Atlantic City. Unfortunately, this is scheduled for the first
weekend in June, the same time as Roman Days, but I said I would help
the word in case anyone in that general area was not able to attend
Days but was interested in a good cause. Sounds like they're even
willing to pay! For more information, contact Mr. Egan
609---, kcegan2 AT yahoo DOT com, http://www.southjerseyaidsalliance.org.
From Hans-Joachim Ratzke in
a link to a Hungarian gladiator site with lots of amusing photos and
to download, http://www.gladiator.hu
February 18, 2006 --Lupercalia Party, Richard and Allison Campell's house
March 17-19 --Tentative invitation to Historical Miniature Gamers Society convention in Lancaster, PA (http://www.coldwars.org/ )
April 22-23--Marching Through Time, Marietta Mansion, Glenn Dale, MD
May 20 --PA Junior Classical League Convention, PSU
ADLOCVTIO is the Official Newsletter of the Twentieth Legion, supposedly published on the Ides of each month. I am Quintus, aka Matthew Amt, the Legion's Commander and Editor of the Newsletter, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/.