Vol. XV, no. xii, December 2005
We are in the midst of the Walk
Through Bethlehem, with two nights
down and three to go as of this writing. Turnout has been good so
far, both Roman and public, and everyone seems to be enjoying the show.
Roger and Ray report very
favorably about the Bethlehem show
at Parkwood Baptist Church. Naturally the hosts were thrilled to
have authentic Romans, and everyone enjoyed the interaction. This
may very well become another regular event for us, though we're going
need a little more manpower if we're going to participate in this show
as well as the Adventist event AND the Bethlehem Marketplace at St.
Plenty of notice for this
one! The Legion has been invited
to set up camp at the Pennsylvania Junior Classical League State
on May 20, 2006. This will be held at Pennsylvania State
in State College, PA, and it is a one-day event. Since this is
a 4-hour drive from the DC area, they are providing dormitory space for
us for Friday and Saturday nights, if necessary. That way
could easily be set up by 9 AM when the program starts. This
is attended by over 600 high school Latin students, all of whom will
be more interested in Classical history and more motivated than the
high school audience. So it should be a very rewarding
More details as the event approaches.
Let's see, what new toys do we
all have? Ray's basics are
pretty much complete, so he is embarking on a brass rim for his
Mike F. is finishing the painting on his shield, and I should be done
his caligae before year is out. Richard is working on a spiffy
belt, with tinned Herculaneum plates by Yours Truly, and blue
He also picked up some birch plywood so I have started making shield
the first one going to Nick (one of our new members). Can't for
life of me remember what Henry (other new guy) has been working on
but he has certainly not been idle!
I myself got a new gladius from
Albion Armorers, their "Next
Generation" Fulham sword, which they name "The Aquilifer". It is
a VERY nice sword, very pleasing to the eye, a good feel in the hand,
I believe quite accurate. It may be a while before I can make a
scabbard for it.
Tour Guide Nigel Cole in
Scotland sends a link to his company's
site, offering Roman-oriented tours, http://www.catswhiskerstours.co.uk
Be sure to check the Gallery!
December 10, 11, 15, 17, 18 --Walk Through Bethlehem, Seventh-Day Adventist HQ
February 18, 2006 --Lupercalia Party, Richard and Allison Campell's house
March 17-19, 2006 --Tentative invitation to Historical Miniature Gamers Society convention in Lancaster, PA (http://www.coldwars.org/ )
April --Marching Through Time, Marietta Mansion, Glenn Dale, MD
May 20, 2006 --PA Junior Classical League Convention, PSU
ENOUGH! Everyone have a Very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
ADLOCVTIO is the Official Newsletter of the Twentieth Legion,
published on the Ides of each month. I am Quintus, aka Matthew
the Legion's Commander and Editor of the Newsletter, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/.