NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XVIII, no. xi, November 2008
Where has the year gone! It seems like only
yesterday that we were oppressing provincial scum at Bethlehem, and
it's already time to do it again. We already have two Christmas
shows lined up, two days each, and I expect we'll be invited to the big
one at Adventist World Headquarters soon (5 or 6 evenings). We
should have enough manpower to send troops to all of these without
anyone having to do too many. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH ONES YOU
WANT TO ATTEND. Lots of fun!
--The Bethlehem Market Place at Saint Luke Lutheran Church will be on
Friday December 5 (7 PM to 9:30 PM) and Saturday December 6 (1 to 4
PM). Two or three soldiers are needed for that.
--Parkwood Baptist Church needs one or two soldiers for their Bethlehem
Walk on Saturday and Sunday, Dec 13-14, 2008, 4-8 pm. The address
is on Braddock Road at 8726 Braddock Rd, Annandale, VA
22003. (On the right side at the forth light coming from the
Beltway before Kings Park shopping center, next to the Catholic
church.) Spouses and children are invited for a family event, and
complimentary child care and dinner is provided for those that need
it. PLEASE CONTACT SAM ROBERTS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED,
703-462-0042, and let him know if you will need child care.
[After mailing this issue out, I found out that the Adventist show will
only be held on alternating years, not this one.]
The party of the year! Lupercalia will be
hosted by Richard and Allison Campbell on February 21, 2009, at their
home in Alexandria, VA. Details to follow, or contact richsc AT
usa DOT net
TIMELINE EVENT, NJ--June 2009
My name is Jim Stephens and I am the Deputy Director of the Historic
Cold Spring Village living history museum. We are a 501c3
non-profit organization located three miles north of the center of the
city of Cape May. HCSV recreates life in a rural South Jersey
community of the early 19th century. We have a collection of 26
locally significant historic buildings (the oldest was built in 1691)
on 22 wooded acres of land. If you would like to learn more about us,
you may visit our website at http://www.hcsv.org.
On the weekend of June 20th and 21st, we will be hosting our 2nd Annual
Military Timeline Weekend. For last year's event, we had
reenactors and displays representing the English Civil War, American
Civil War, Second World War, Korean War and Vietnam War. We hope
to make the '09 event even bigger. We would be pleased if Legio
XX would be able to participate. I've visited your website and
was impressed with your impression. I have attached a copy of the
registration form. If you and your unit are interested in
participating, just complete the form and return it to me at your
earliest convenience. No registration fee is necessary. If
you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jim Stephens, MA
Military Timeline Weekend Coordinator
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
[Quintus notes: Any interest in this? It's a little farther
than we usually go, but there has been noise about having an event in
June. This year we did the Potomac Celtic Festival in June, but I
think a timeline event is more our thing.]
From Henry, learn Latin by podcast: http://latinum.mypodcast.com/
He adds, "Of interest there is a Foedus Latinum set up for social
networking in various areas as the author of the podcast seeks to
expand use of the language. You can enter "events" on the site…
the link to the Foedus Latinum is down low on the right side."
From Richard, "A new exhibit at the National Gallery
of Art on Pompeii and Herculaneum. No artifacts apparently, but a
lot of drawings of the excavations and findings before they got
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
TERMINALIA--Legio X, Florida
Avete Omnes- I would like to announce Legio X s first hosted
event. We would like for ALL of our Roman Brothers and Sisters to
join us. We plan for this to be a success and will be working on
making it an annual event. It promises that a good time will be
had by one and all!
In acknowledgement of being at the Terminus of the Empire we are naming
the event after the Festival of Jupiter Terminalis. The original
date of Terminalia being Feb. 23 our event will be held Feb. 7 & 8,
with set up on the 6th.
Quiet Waters Park
401 S Powerline Road
Deerfield, FL 33442
We have joined our event with the Florida Renassaince Festival--I say
we show the Renassaince People that when it comes to festivals there's
no Festival like a Roman Festival!
Think of first week of Feburary.... think of the cold......cant wait
2 more months....
How does Beaches and sunny balmy weather sound?
Come to the Terminus of the Empire for a great event and an wonderful
So what can be expected at TERMINALIA? So far - Set up on Friday,
camping at Period Camp located right off a large lake, cook fires
permitted, for those wishing a more comfortable Domus there are Hotels,
Beaches near by so after set up on Friday hit the Beach! Saturday
night feast. More in the works.
For more details, contact Johnn, fjfgkradfahrer AT bellsouth DOT net,
or Paul, paul AT academyofartsinc DOT com . Please put
"Terminalia" in the subject line.
-- REENACTOR FEST 5: February 5-8, 2009 at the Westin Chicago North
Shore Hotel in Wheeling IL.
ROMA AETERNA--Rome, Italy
Let me introduce myself: I am Mauritius Comellus Carliis, member
of Vadis Al Maximo the organization that is planning, with the
patronage of Roma’s administration, three days of celebrations for the
Roman Empire and the return of Ludi Circensis.
The event will be held in Rome in the days 17, 18, 19 October 2009 and
will also have in the program:
CORSA DELLE QUADRIGHE al Circo Massimo
The return of the quadriga’s races in its natural environment: the
The power of the chariot with 4 horses! The Formula One of antiquity.
MARCIA DELLE LEGIONI al Foro dei Cesari
The first world gathering of the Roman Legions, an invitation to bring
back the sound of the legionnaires marching in the Cesar’s Forum after
1,500 years. We invite you all to participate.
TROFEO GLADIATORIS MAXIMUS
Teams of Gladiators will exhibit their fighting techniques, trying to
conquer the first world title of Gladiatoris Maximus.
More information can be found on our web site:
Feel free to contact me anytime for all the questions you may have that
I am sure will not be just few. I renew the invitation to
participate in this unique event and I will appreciate if you can take
the time to forward this e-mail to all the fellows Romans around the
Roma adventum vostrum plauso maximo expectat.
Mauritius Comellus Carliis
mauritius AT vadisalmaximo DOT com
December 6-- Monthly Workshop at Henry Irving's house,
December 5-6-- Bethlehem Market Place, St. Luke Lutheran
Church, Silver Spring, MD
December 13-14-- Bethlehem Walk, Parkwood Baptist Church,
February, 2009-- Lupercalia party!
April 18-19, 2009-- Marching Through Time, Marietta
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,
matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/