NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XVIII, no. x, December 2008
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 Richard, " Pompeii and the Roman Villa is a
major exhibit at the National Gallery of Art now through March 22,2009.
While not military, there are major pieces: artifacts, jewelry,
frescos, statues, mosaics, and other really great stuff. Well worth the
visit! The museum store has one of the better selections of Roman books
that I've seen, much better than the Pompeii exhibit in Chicago.
Photos aren't permitted, but there are plenty of details that I think
I'll sketch next visit. There is a gladiator's helmet there, the thraex
CENA from Stephen Gallagher, spqr753 AT msn DOT com
Please join us for dinner!
A group of Nova Romans and other lovers of all things Roman will be
a Roman dinner on January 17th from 5:00pm on. The dinner will be held
Lohr's restaurant which is located at 911 E. Patrick St. Frederick, MD
They have some menu ideas and a Roman cookbook from me. Any other
suggestions are always welcome.
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
February 21, 2009-- Lupercalia party! Richard and
Allison Campbell's house
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/