NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XXII, no. ii, March-April, 2012
Marching Through Time will be on April 21-22,
2012. Note--that's the Anniversary of the Founding of Rome!
The site, as always, is Marietta Mansion in Glenn Dale, MD.
Public hours will be from 11 AM to 4 PM, so participants should aim to
arrive by 10 AM. As in previous years, you may drive into the camp area
on Friday or on Saturday morning until 9:00 AM, but by 9:30 am on
Saturday all vehicles must be offsite. Parking is available at
the Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Boulevard; it is on
the left about a mile north of Marietta on Route 193. There will
be a continuous shuttle running from the site to the parking
area. Many of us park along the road outside the site, which is
"at your own risk". Should be pretty much what we've done many
Most of us do not camp out for this, but the tent
will be there and you are welcome to enjoy its leathery luxury
overnight. There will be some standard marching rations available
(bread, apples, cheese, dried things from trees, etc.), and I will
bring some drinking water because we're not supposed to trust the water
from the hose. Feel free to bring your own edibles if you feel
the need, and there will probably be a modern food vendor, just try to
keep it more or less Roman in camp, please!
Public admission is $5 per person, children under 5
free. There is no charge for participants.
Please let me know if you plan to attend!
We have an invitation to do our thing at the
Maryland Junior Classical League Convention on April 28. It will
be at Linganore High School from 10 AM to 5 PM. It's an
indoor/outdoor event, so we can set up the tent and do some marching
and pilum-chucking, if the weather is reasonable. This is the
Saturday after MTT, but I figure there might be folks who can't do MTT
but would like to have an easy event to attend. Or those who just
can't get enough reenacting in one weekend! Interested?
Sing out and stay tuned!
The Legion will return to Riversdale House Museum
for Roman Days on June 9-10, 2012. Obviously the entire ancient
world is invited! The street address is 4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale,
MD 20737. Public hours will be 10-4 on Saturday and 12-4 on
Sunday. Admission for the public is something like $4 or $5, but
there is no charge for participants. There may be a food plan,
though, so stay tuned for that.
Come one, come all! Remember, you do NOT have to be a reenactor
to participate in some way! And you don't have to be a Roman,
either--we'd love to see Greeks, Egyptians, Britons, Carthaginians, or
anything else like that. More information is *supposed* to be on
the Roman Days page of the Legio XX site, and on the Roman Days Wiki,
but I think we're a tad behind on all that…
We already have an invitation to Hartwood Days,
September 8, 2012, near Fredericksburg, VA. Was anyone able to
attend last year? (I was on the injured list, as I
recall.) It's a pretty easy one-day event, but we don't
*have* to accept, if there isn't much enthusiasm. Please give me
Society of Ancient Military Historians
Graham Sumner, Illustrator
Romans in Britain
April 21-22, 2012 --Marching Through Time (MTT), Marietta Mansion,
Glenn Dale, MD. See below!
April 28 --MD Junior Classical League, Frederick, MD
June 9-10 --ROMAN DAYS, Riversdale Mansion, Riverdale, MD
September --Virginia Scottish Games, Great Meadows, The Plains, VA
September 8 --Hartwood Days, Fredericksburg, VA
November --Virginia Junior Classical League convention in Richmond, VA
ADLOCVTIO is the Official Newsletter of the Twentieth Legion. 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/