Vol. XIII, no. vii, July 2003
This month's workshop is this coming Saturday, July 19, c. 10 AM to 5 PM. It will be held at the Commander's house, directions below. We will have a special guest visitor this time, Luca Bonacina, a Roman reenactor from Italy. He's on a business trip here in the States and is flying down from Chicago to meet with us for the day. So come on out to give him a warm welcome, and bring any toys you want to show him. The back yard is plenty big enough for some drill or javelin-chucking, too. Next month we may return to Roger and JJ's, or we might end up at Richard and Allison's (they are dying to show off their new kitchen!). Stay tuned.
Just got the new Lorica Segmentata book, Volume 2 by M.D. Thomas. It's a catalog of finds, anything published by 2000. So unfortunately it doesn't have the most recent stuff from Carlisle or Stillfried (all yet to be really published), but if you want to see all the other known bits and pieces together in one book, this is it. You can order it through David Brown Book Co. or Oxbow Books, and probably through the usual big name bookstores, or direct from the Armatura website, www.armatura.co.uk. The ISBN is 0 953 9848 5 0.
We have also heard a few good things about the new Osprey Warrior Series volume, The Roman Legionary. Haven't seen it yet, so no details, but it is available.
Photos from the filming of an episode of Conquest on the Legio VI Victrix site, http://www.legionsix.org/Conquest.htm
From Martin Hickey--Wanna buy a boat? Be the leading naval power on your block! http://www.frenchcreekboatsales.com/details.asp?File_Number=BOP12
Your websitarius has been busy this month! Stuck a few more photos on the Roman Days page, and did updates to Helmets, Lorica, Scutum, Gladius, Packs, Tools, Crests, Photographs, Links, and Suppliers. There is also a whole new page on Things to Avoid, showing the most common replicas which are NOT accurate enough for Legio XX use. It's linked from the Suppliers page and Handbook introduction, but not from the front page yet. Enjoy!
Associate Member William Altimari would like to announce the publication of his new book, Legion: A Novel of Ancient Rome. The paperback is ISBN 0972872604, hardcover ISBN 0972872612 (apparently the Amazon.com listing has an error on those). Congrats, Bill, and happy reading!
July 19 -- Monthly Workshop.
August -- Monthly Workshop. Not sure where, not sure when!
September 13-14 -- Fall Encampment at Marietta Mansion (assuming that I get around to sending the form in…). Just us on the lawn, a quiet weekend.
September 27-28 -- Universal Soldier program, Fort Washington. Yes, they know they need better publicity!
October -- Workshop (now, there's a surprise!)
DIRECTIONS TO THE HOME OF MATTHEW AMT AND JANE WALKER
From the Washington Beltway, I-495/95, go North on I-95 towards Baltimore. Take Exit 33 onto Rt. 198 East towards Laurel. After about a mile and a half, 198 splits at a Shell station (now the street is called Gorman). Go another block and turn left at the light at the 7-11 onto 7th Street, Rt. 216 (OR go to the next light and turn left onto 4th St.). Go straight through the next light (which is for 198 West, Talbot St.) and take the next right onto Carroll. Number 317 is the last house on the left before the Verizon building.
From the North, come down I-95 to Rt. 216 towards
Laurel. Go through 2 traffic lights, then a stop sign, then a
more blocks and left onto Carroll (just before the next light).
There, managed to drag it out to more than a page. So, if you wanna read more, write more!
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/. Valete!