Vol. XVIII, no. x, December 2008


    The party of the year!  Lupercalia will be hosted by Richard and Allison Campbell on February 21, 2009, at their home in Alexandria, VA.  Details to follow, or contact richsc AT usa DOT net


My name is Jim Stephens and I am the Deputy Director of the Historic Cold Spring Village living history museum.  We are a 501c3 non-profit organization located three miles north of the center of the city of Cape May.  HCSV recreates life in a rural South Jersey community of the early 19th century.  We have a collection of 26 locally significant historic buildings (the oldest was built in 1691) on 22 wooded acres of land. If you would like to learn more about us, you may visit our website at
On the weekend of June 20th and 21st, we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Military Timeline Weekend.  For last year's event, we had reenactors and displays representing the English Civil War, American Civil War, Second World War, Korean War and Vietnam War.  We hope to make the '09 event even bigger.  We would be pleased if Legio XX would be able to participate.  I've visited your website and was impressed with your impression.  I have attached a copy of the registration form.  If you and your unit are interested in participating, just complete the form and return it to me at your earliest convenience.  No registration fee is necessary.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Kindest regards,
Jim Stephens, MA
Deputy Director
Military Timeline Weekend Coordinator
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204

[Quintus notes:  Any interest in this?  It's a little farther than we usually go, but there has been noise about having an event in June.  This year we did the Potomac Celtic Festival in June, but I think a timeline event is more our thing.]


    From Richard, " Pompeii and the Roman Villa is a major exhibit at the National Gallery of Art now through March 22,2009. While not military, there are major pieces: artifacts, jewelry, frescos, statues, mosaics, and other really great stuff. Well worth the visit! The museum store has one of the better selections of Roman books that I've seen, much better than the Pompeii exhibit in Chicago. 

Photos aren't permitted, but there are plenty of details that I think I'll sketch next visit. There is a gladiator's helmet there, the thraex I think."

CENA from Stephen Gallagher, spqr753 AT msn DOT com

Please join us for dinner!

A group of Nova Romans and other lovers of all things Roman will be holding
a Roman dinner on January 17th from 5:00pm on. The dinner will be held at
Lohr's restaurant which is located at 911 E. Patrick St. Frederick, MD

They have some menu ideas and a Roman cookbook from me. Any other
suggestions are always welcome.


TERMINALIA--Legio X, Florida

Avete Omnes- I would like to announce Legio X s first hosted event.  We would like for ALL of our Roman Brothers and Sisters to join us.  We plan for this to be a success and will be working on making it an annual event.  It promises that a good time will be had by one and all!

In acknowledgement of being at the Terminus of the Empire we are naming the event after the Festival of Jupiter Terminalis.  The original date of Terminalia being Feb. 23 our event will be held Feb. 7 & 8, with set up on the 6th. 

Location :

Quiet Waters Park
401 S Powerline Road
Deerfield, FL 33442

We have joined our event with the Florida Renassaince Festival--I say we show the Renassaince People that when it comes to festivals there's no Festival like a Roman Festival! 

Think of first week of Feburary.... think of the cold......cant wait
2 more months....

How does Beaches and sunny balmy weather sound?

Come to the Terminus of the Empire for a great event and an wonderful

So what can be expected at TERMINALIA?  So far - Set up on Friday, camping at Period Camp located right off a large lake, cook fires permitted, for those wishing a more comfortable Domus there are Hotels, Beaches near by so after set up on Friday hit the Beach!  Saturday night feast.  More in the works.

For more details, contact Johnn, fjfgkradfahrer AT bellsouth DOT net, or Paul,  paul AT academyofartsinc DOT com .  Please put "Terminalia" in the subject line.


-- REENACTOR FEST 5: February 5-8, 2009 at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling IL. 



Let me introduce myself:  I am Mauritius Comellus Carliis, member of Vadis Al Maximo the organization that is planning, with the patronage of Roma’s administration, three days of celebrations for the Roman Empire and the return of Ludi Circensis.

The event will be held in Rome in the days 17, 18, 19 October 2009 and will also have in the program:

The return of the quadriga’s races in its natural environment: the Circus Maximus.
The power of the chariot with 4 horses! The Formula One of antiquity.

The first world gathering of the Roman Legions, an invitation to bring back the sound of the legionnaires marching in the Cesar’s Forum after 1,500 years. We invite you all to participate.

Teams of Gladiators will exhibit their fighting techniques, trying to conquer the first world title of Gladiatoris Maximus.

More information can be found on our web site: 

Feel free to contact me anytime for all the questions you may have that I am sure will not be just few.  I renew the invitation to participate in this unique event and I will appreciate if you can take the time to forward this e-mail to all the fellows Romans around the world.

Thank You!

Roma adventum vostrum plauso maximo expectat.

Mauritius Comellus Carliis
mauritius AT vadisalmaximo DOT com


   February 21, 2009-- Lupercalia party!  Richard and Allison Campbell's house
   April 18-19, 2009-- Marching Through Time, Marietta Mansion, MD


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, matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com, .