Vol. XV, no. x, October 2005


       Once again the monthly workshop has been wrested from Roger's grasp--Richard and Allison Campbell will be hosting this one on Saturday, November 5.  The time is also different, starting after lunch--call it 1:00 PM?--and continuing through dinner.   My guess is that we should bring our appetites.  Please let them know if you're coming, 703---  Directions below.


       Plenty of notice for this one!  The Legion has been invited to set up camp at the Pennsylvania Junior Classical League State Convention on May 20, 2006.  This will be held at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA, and it is a one-day event.  Since this is roughly a 4-hour drive from the DC area, they are providing dormitory space for us for Friday and Saturday nights, if necessary.   That way we could easily be set up by 9 AM when the program starts.  This convention is attended by over 600 high school Latin students, all of whom will naturally be more interested in Classical history and more motivated than the average high school audience.  So it should be a very rewarding event.  More details as the event approaches.


       Rusty Myers would like to remind everyone that Castra Romana will be hosted by Legio VI in South Carolina this November.   Legio XX members are certainly encouraged to attend, though we have not yet participated as a unit.  There is a new email group for information updates to which you can subscribe by sending a message to [email protected] .

   November 5 --Monthly Workshop, at Richard and Allison Campbell's
   December --Walk Through Bethlehem, Seventh-Day Adventist HQ
   March 17-19, 2006 --Tentative invitation to Historical Miniature Gamers Society convention in Lancaster, PA ( )
   April --Marching Through Time, Marietta Mansion, Glenn Dale, MD
   May 20, 2006 --PA Junior Classical League Convention, PSU


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,


Directions to Richard & Allison Campbell's house,  south of Alexandria and just above Mount Vernon itself.

1. From the Maryland side of the Capital Beltway/I-95 S/I-495 (inner loop), immediately after crossing the Potomac River on the Wilson Bridge, take the first exit for the George Washington Parkway and Mount Vernon.  This is a hairpin right turn, up to the light.  Take a right at the light, and you're on South Washington Street that turns into the GW Parkway.  You will go through  the last traffic light mentioned above, go six and a half miles south to Vernon View Drive, turn right, go about 1/4 mile then right on Battery Road, then 100 yards and left on Camfield Drive.  Go about 1/4 mile and 8820 is on your left.

2. Coming from the Virginia Side (outer loop), take the US Route 1 exit south to Fort Belvoir. (This is the last exit before the Wilson Bridge, so don't miss it).  Stay on the right and bear right for Fort Hunt Road in less than a quarter mile. This is an odd dog leg, because at the light, you have to go left across Route 1 to get to Fort Hunt Road.  (In other words, you have to fork right then turn left and go through light across Rt. 1--watch for the signs!)  Stay on Ft Hunt for about six and a half miles. You will pass the Carl Sandburg Intermediate School on your right at six miles.  Fort  Hunt Road takes an immediate left a half mile after this, but you don't take that--stay going straight as the road turns into Vernon View Drive.  Stay on this for another quarter-mile, then turn left on Battery Road and proceed as above.

3.  From Woodbridge or points south, you can take Route 1 to Ft Belvoir, go past Ft. Belvoir about one mile, then right at the first traffic light by Woodlawn Plantation. This road leads to Mt Vernon directly.  Go north on the George Washington Parkway about two miles to Vernon View Drive, turn left, and proceed as above.