LEGIO XX--The Twentieth Legion

ROMAN DAYS 2014                                                      5/6/14


SEPTEMBER 27-28 (Tentative), 2014

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       Roman Days is the Twentieth Legion's annual Big Event, to which all other Romans and other interested parties are invited.  It is open to the public, and we get hundreds of enthusiastic visitors.   This year we are planning to return to George Mason University, where a very successful event was held in 2008. 

       This is not just for Romans!  We would love to have Gauls, Greeks, Egyptians, Samnites, Mycenaeans, Iberians, Hittites, Germans, Numidians, Britons, Byzantines, Icemen--anything we can weasel into the definition of "ancient"!  And you do NOT have to be a reenactor to attend and participate!  If you have an interest or an activity, bring it!  Latin teaching, architecture, law, music, blacksmithing, drama, hair dressing (no kidding!), weaving, divination--I'm not sure if the site will allow wine tasting or animal sacrifice, but *almost* anything else that can be done, we want to do it.  We want YOU to do it!  And we want you to get OTHER people to do it, too!

        My apologies for the lack of information before now!  But stay tuned for further details.

       Please see the Roman Days wiki at http://romandays.wikispaces.com/ for details, activities, registration, local restaurants and hotels, etc.  There is also an email discussion group for planning purposes, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romandays/.

       PHOTOS from previous years are visible below.



PHOTOGRAPHS from ROMAN DAYS 2007
, from:

Deb Fuller, http://www.flickr.com/photos/drfuller/tags/rd07/ 

Chuck Russell, http://www.flickr.com/photos/8028065@N05/sets/72157600311704702/ 



PHOTOGRAPHS from ROMAN DAYS, 2004

       I seem to have only a few, here, unless you want more of me and a bunch of legionaries standing in line like so many others on this page!


Asellina's Caupona, with new graffiti (a political candidate's advertisement).  Linda Thompson, Allison Campbell, and Deb Fuller.

Mike Heenan of Legio III Cyrenaica, and his charming wife.

John Ebel, center, with his gladiators.  A legionary guards the perimeter.

Nate Bell wearing just a small selection of his excellent Gallic equipment.











 
PHOTOGRAPHS from ROMAN DAYS, 2003

The photos below were mostly taken by Jane Walker (copyright Jane Walker), and high-resolution prints of those are available for a modest fee--see Adlocvtio for June 2003 for details.
 

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PHOTOGRAPHS from ROMAN DAYS, 2002

--Jim Allen has put some photos online here:  http://www.coachjim.com/LegioXX/RD2002.html

--Matt Hucke of Nova Roma has a temporary site for these:  http://www.novaroma.org/tmp/rd2002/

--And MOVIES!!  Two choices:  Troops charging the crowd,(c. 520 K) and Throwing pila, (c. 1 Megabyte). From Sean Edwards.

The following photos were mostly taken by Jane Walker (Copyright Jane Walker).
 
Massing for the first formation, a total of 16 troops from 5 legions!
Asellina and Aulus (Allison and Richard Campbell).
Marching off, Quintus in the lead.  (Hey, why don't I let someone ELSE do this next time?)
Merlinia, Hilara, and Asellina at the Caupona.
In the field in a single rank.
Merlinia in her natural environment.
"Marching up and down the square."
The Kiddy Cohort!
Testudo of 16 men.
Ian Hanna and Olivia Amt.
Inspection time!  This could be bad, sports fans...
The Fashion Show!  In the shadows at left is "The Shadowy Dr. E.", Emilie Amt.  Also SJ Allen and her son Giles.
Legionaries gearing up.
Two senators head off to work.
Paul Montello of Legio XI Claudia, Atlanta, Georgia.
The ladies in the Fashion Show seem to be having a good time.
Quinton Johansen of Legio VI Victrix, Connecticut.
Fashion Show.  Katy Hanna with son Ian, SJ Allen, and JJ Moskey.
Scott Jenquin of Legio XIV Gemina Martia Victrix, Milwaukee, Wisconson.
Maximus (John Ebel, kneeling at center) with his gladiators.  Senator Marcus Audens (James Matthews) at left, and Gallio Marsalla (George Metz) of Legio XXIV at right.
Olympics!  In the Armor Race, the contestants reach the turning post, with Marcus Posidonius in the lead.
Daniel and Carolyn Dodenhoff surrounded by their "friends". 
Coming out of the turn, Quintus viciously runs a couple friends off the road!
Enraged by high prices, the troops storm the merchant stalls!

Photographs from ROMAN DAYS, 2001
       Most of these are copyright Jane Walker.

Lucius Equitius Cincinnatus (Mike Cope) drumming up votes at Asellina's Caupona.  Nice shoes, Senator!  Roger Moskey at left, Jeff Crean at right.
Asellina (Allison Campbell) hopes these customers don't trash the place. 
Fashion Show.  The models display a selection of Imperial-era party clothing.
Jenny McGuire spinning wool with her drop spindle.
Merlinia (Joanne Shaver) of Settmour Swamp serving the Saturday evening feast.  Ostrich, Lucanian Sausage, and more, all wonderful!
The massed troops chucking pila.
The Evolution of the Roman Soldier.  Quintus as Greco-Etrusco-Roman hoplite (note spiffy new buttspike on the spear!)
Legionaries massing for a tactical demo.  (Thanks to John Ebel for this photo.)
















Scenes from ROMAN DAYS, 2000
 
Part of the lineup at Roman Days this year.  Left to right is Jason Turner, Ron Kenat, Mark Hanna, and Charles Miller.  (This photo and the 2 below are copyright Jane Walker.)

Lisa and John Macek participating for their first time.  (Thanks to John and Lisa for this photo, and for that below.)

Junia and Marcus Posidonius (Katy and Mark Hanna)
The Kids' Cohort marches into action!  We issued cardboard scuta to the youngsters and taught them a little drill.  Those who completed the grueling course got a certificate.  They loved it!

The combined forces of several legions advancing, showing a nice mix of equipment.  At far right is Tom Kolb wearing his Punic War kit.
Another Kids' Cohort view, with some larger participants at left.  (This photo by SJ Allen.)












Scenes from ROMAN DAYS, 1999 (Special thanks to photographer Marsh Wise.)
 

Darren Nunez (left), Commander of Legio III Gallica (New Orleans), with Tom Kolb and Matthew Amt of Legio XX.
Hortensia explains her herbs.
View of the massed ranks from the rear.
Massed tactical demo. 




















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