Vol. XXII, no. i, January-February, 2012


    This coming Saturday, March 3, the Legion will be attending the Culture a la Carte event at Chancellor High School, 6300 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.  It's a multi-cultural activity and includes students from several local high schools, plus teachers and families.  Indoors!  And there is food!  The hours are from 10 AM to 4 PM.  If you aren't already signed up for this, contact the Commander right quick!  (Yeah, yeah, I COULD have sent a newsletter out a little SOONER…)


    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 5 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 times before!  

    Last year, public admission was free, but before then it had been about five bucks a head.  I'll try to confirm that, and get a flyer that can be distributed.

    Please let me know if you plan to attend!


    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…


    Our comrades in Legio IX Hispana will be participating at one of our old regular events, Military Through The Ages at Jamestown Settlement, March 17-18.  They'd love to have us join them there.  It's certainly a good-sized event, with plenty of public and a neat site to play on.  Let me know if you're interested!


Society of Ancient Military Historians 

Graham Sumner, Illustrator 

Romans in Britain 


March 3 --Culture a la Carte, Chancellor High School, 6300 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.  Includes students from several local high schools, plus teachers and families.  Indoor event!

March 17-18 --Military Through the Ages (MTA), Jamestown Settlement, VA.  Not an official Legio XX event, however we hope to send troops to march with our brethren in Legio IX Hispana.

April 21-22, 2012 --Marching Through Time (MTT), Marietta Mansion, Glenn Dale, MD.  See below!

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'm afraid we can not expect it to be any more frequent in 2012 than it was in 2011--life happens!  I am Quintus, aka Matthew Amt, the Legion's Commander and Editor of the Newsletter, matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com,