NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XIX, no. ii, February 2009
MARCHING THROUGH TIME
April 18-19 is the annual Marching Through Time
event at Marietta Mansion, a timeline of 30 reenactment groups from
different eras. It is open to the public from 11 AM to 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday, though participants should try to be there at
least an hour before opening. Generally, parking is off-site with
shuttle vans, and all cars must be out of the encampment area by about
9:30 AM on Saturday. No cars are allowed back in until after 5 on
Sunday. This year there will be no Saturday night barbecue, but
there is a registration fee of $15 per camp (Legion funds will pay
Remember that if you do not have all the clothing
and gear you need, you will probably be able to borrow it if you let us
know ahead of time. This is also a good event for impressions
that are earlier or later than our usual mid-first century AD
portrayal. Please mark your calendars, and let the Commander know
what your plans are!
Admission for the general public is $8 for adults,
$5 for ages 5 & older, and free for ages 4 and under.
Marietta Mansion is located at 5626 Bell Station
Road, Glenn Dale, MD 20769. Directions: Take the Capital Beltway
I-95/495 to Exit 20A (Route 450/Annapolis Rd.); take Rt. 450 East about
4 miles and turn left on Route 193 West; follow signs to free parking
and shuttle. For more information call 301-464-5291, or visit http://www.pgparks.com
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.]
Joe Piela of Lonely Mountain Forge is having a sale
on Imperial Gallic Type A helmets: http://www.lonelymountain.hoplologia.org
Great helmet at a great price!
Please help us spread the word about RUSTICATIO VIRGINIANA. Even
if you cannot attend yourself, and we hope you can, please share this
information with people you know who would benefit from this tremendous
and fun learning opportunity.
SALVI offers two sessions of RUSTICATIO this summer. Week one
from July 13 - 19 does not exclude beginners but is designed primarily
for experienced Latin speakers. Week two is for beginners only
and runs from July 20 - 26.
Established over ten years ago, RUSTICATIO has a proven track record
for creating programs that foster growth in living Latin in a congenial
and down to earth atmosphere that is both fun and supportive.
The sessions fill up quickly. So act now to guarantee your place!
Complete details are posted on the SALVI web page at http://www.latin. org/
Our site is the historic Claymont Estate in scenic Charles Town, WV,
just one hour by car from Washington-Dulles International Airport.
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
EXPLORATIONS IN ANTIQUITY MUSEUM, from Edge Gibbons
The Explorations in Antiquity Museum in LaGrange, Georgia, USA, will be
hosting a Roman re-enactor event in their great facility from 29-31 May
2009. Check out the museum's website here:
The museum is also featured in the current issue of Biblical
This event is open to any interested Roman re-enactor with a good,
accurate impression -- the museum are sticklers for authenticity as you
can see from their exhibits.
Plenty of places to stay in the local area -- the museum is very close
to Interstate 85 -- and my house is about an hour from the site.
I am more than happy to host as many folks as the house will
hold. Camping is available on-site, with latrine and other
Hosted jointly by Legio VI FFC and Legio XI CPF, please contact myself
at egibbons AT hotmail DOT com, or Rusty Myers for details.
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.
We have the pleasure to inform you that another day has been added to
the VADIS AL MAXIMO revival of the Roman Empire. The event that
will be held in Rome, Italy, will take place the days 15, 16, 17, 18
October 2009. The calendar of the event is still not complete but
we can anticipate that will have an opening ceremony Thursday October
15 evening, followed by on Friday morning quadriga’s training sessions,
races and war displays in the afternoon, gladiators and races again at
night. With finals on Sunday the event will arrive at the closing
of the games in the evening.
To complement the First Gladiator Maximus Trophy, we have added the
Legionis Romane competition where the participant legions will show
marching and battle techniques. Best show and costumes will gain
substantial cash prices. In order to participate at this event
and their benefit packages, the participating legionnaires and
gladiators groups will have to submit us a short video of their
performance for evaluation purposes. Videos and pictures to be
sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org . A group of experts in
Roman History will analyze them in order to establish the programming.
It is imperative that we receive the material before the end of March
A Castrum Romanum will be prepared for those legionnaires and families
that they do not want to go to hotels. This accommodation will be
considerably less expensive but we do need an early reservation.
The Castrum will have also a Roman Taberna with restaurant service.
We are still working with travel agencies in order to present you
discount packages including airfare, hotel and tickets.
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 ?, 2009-- Lupercalia party postponed due to
April 18-19, 2009-- Marching Through Time, Marietta
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