Vol. XI, no. ix, September 2001
I think I speak for the whole Legion and all our Associates in saying that all our prayers and hopes go out to those affected by Tuesday's inexcusable and barbaric attacks, and to the heroic rescue workers who have risked and given their lives, and to the members of America's armed forces and those of her allies who may be going abroad to inflict justice.
There shouldn't be much effect on our schedule of events, but if there are any changes I'll let you know. Or you can always contact me for confirmation. My feeling is that we should carry on and do our thing as planned. If all I can do to help is teach history, that's what I'll do. God Bless America!
The Fall Encampment at Marietta Mansion on September 15-16 is confirmed, for whomever can make it. Public hours are from 10 AM to 4 PM, so please try to be there by about 9 AM for set-up. There is no set schedule beyond that, we'll simply drill or chuck pila when there is an audience. Richard and Allison are planning to bring the Caupona and feed the participants. Anyone who is not an Active member of Legio XX and wants to participate should contact me (Quintus) and Susan Wolfe, the site manager at Marietta (301---). There are no plans for merchants, food vendors, etc., though I'll try to remember to bring the cardboard shields for the Kiddy Cohort.
Directions: From I-95/495, the Capital Beltway, take Exit 20 onto Rt. 450 East, go 4 miles, turn left on Rt. 193, then left onto Bell Station Rd. and left again into Marietta.
The fall Universal Soldier encampment at Fort Washington, Maryland, will be September 29-30. If you've been there before, you've probably already gotten the application form in the mail, so don't forget to send that back to them. If you haven't been there before, a ranger will come around with a registration form for you to fill out at some point. Public hours will be from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, and 10 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. As usual, aim to get there about an hour before opening, if you can. There is an admission fee for the public (not much). As usual, there is no schedule of activities, but there is plenty of space for drill and pilum practice. Take a stroll through the fort, too, it's worth it.
Directions: From I-95/495 the Capital Beltway, take Rt. 210 Indian Head Highway South; go about 4 miles and turn right at the light onto Fort Washington Road, which ends about 3.5 miles later at the park entrance.
On October 20-21 the Legion has been invited to participate in a parade and festival activities being held by the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, MD. We need to be there and ready to roll about 9 AM, as the parade (called the ArtMarch) starts at 10. It's about 6 blocks long, and will be followed by an opening ceremony which should end no later than 11:30. For the rest of the day we'll be stationed in Mt. Vernon park (not to be confused with George Washington's domus in Virginia!) in the midst of the festival. Activities will include " musical and other entertainment, cultural food and beverage stations, beer and wine gardens and interactive arts activities (Asian fish printing, calligraphy and illumination, painting, and more)." We can break camp at about 7 PM, if not sooner. On Sunday there is no parade but the rest will be pretty much the same, running from 12 noon until about 6:30 PM.
Space is apparently pretty limited, and I have not yet found out if there will be room for the tent or a pilum range. I will also find out about directions, parking, passes to the Museum, overnight security, etc. I expect that we will NOT be camping out, but packing up all our gear overnight.
Shane Evans of Nova Roma is planning a "Roman Days event" in Columbus, Ohio on the October 13th, and is inviting Legio XX to attend. He mentions a full day of activities plus a feast in the evening. I myself will not be going since I'll be doing the Battle of Hastings that weekend, but if a few members are interested I'll be happy to put it on the calendar and send along the tent and signum. Let me know! Any other groups or lonely Romans out there who want more info can contact Shane directly.
Too close for you? Here's an invitation from the Iberian Peninsula!
"The LEGIO VII GEMINA wishes to make you a proposition: we will organize the TARRACO VIVA Roman Days around the 25th of May 2002; and we'd like to invite the whole of the XXth LEGION to perform your demonstrations.
"About the staying and feeding, it would be all provided by us, but we don't know about the trip. Do you know if you'd have special offers for your group? We could talk about sharing expenses depending on the price. What we can ensure is the whole staying and feeding for all the XXth LEGION members during all the days of performance.
"MagÌ & Enric Seritjol, presidents of LEG VII GEM"
The Classics Department of the University of Maryland is having their annual Latin Day on Tuesday, October 23, with the theme of Roman Women. For more information see their website: http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Colleges/ARHU/Depts/Classics/Latinday/LD-2001.html. This is not a Legio XX event, but the University's program to introduce Latin and the Classics department to local high school students.
No rest for the website! You'll notice that the Table of Contents on the main page has been made more readable and expanded, so that it is now possible to reach every part of the site from there. There are some new photos on the Scutum page, thanks to Richard Campbell and his digital camera. There's also a little more info on the Lorica page, plus some alternate shoulder guard patterns. I rearranged the Links page, bowing to common sense and putting the Canadian groups together with the U.S. groups, and put all the group names in boldface type so they are a little easier to read (hopefully!). New additions you might notice include Legio IX in Alabama and Legio XXX Ulpia Victrix in Ontario.
September 15-16 --Legio XX Fall Encampment at Marietta Mansion
September 15 -- Masterpiece Motorcade, Leg. III Gallica, New Orleans Museum of Art. Contact Darren Nunez (not a Leg.XX event)
September 29-30 --Leg.XX at Universal Soldier encampment, Fort Washington
October 6 -- Monthly workshop/muster
October 4-6, 2001--ROMEC XIII at Vindonissa, Switzerland. For more info, see http://www.unibas.ch/arch/ROMEC/index.html
October 13 --Nova Roma event in Columbus, Ohio
October 20-21 -- Leg. XX at Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore for ArtMarch parade and festival.
November 3 --Monthly workshop/muster
Dec. 1-2, 5, 8-9 -- Walk Through Bethlehem, Seventh Day Adventist Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD
Directions to the monthly workshops/musters at Roger Moskey's house:
From I-495 Capital Beltway, take Exit 12 B Route 267 Toll Road West towards Dulles Airport. After paying toll (50 cents), take the first exit--Exit 16 Route 7 Leesburg Pike West for about 11 miles. Go past Cascades Parkway, and at the next light take a right onto PALISADES Parkway, then an immediate left onto "Triple 7" (Route 777). Pass Calvary Temple on right, take the next right onto Regina Drive; follow it to the end and take a right onto Markwood Drive. At stop sign take a left onto Terrie Drive (culdesac). #304 is just to the right of the middle.
ADLOCVTIO is the Official Newsletter of the Twentieth Legion, published on the Ides of each month. The Legio XX website is http://www.larp.com/legioxx/