Vol. XXII, no. ii, March-April, 2012


    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 4 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!  

    Most of us do not camp out for this, but the tent will be there and you are welcome to enjoy its leathery luxury overnight.  There will be some standard marching rations available (bread, apples, cheese, dried things from trees, etc.), and I will bring some drinking water because we're not supposed to trust the water from the hose.  Feel free to bring your own edibles if you feel the need, and there will probably be a modern food vendor, just try to keep it more or less Roman in camp, please!  

    Public admission is $5 per person, children under 5 free.  There is no charge for participants.  

    Please let me know if you plan to attend!


    We have an invitation to do our thing at the Maryland Junior Classical League Convention on April 28.  It will be at Linganore High School from 10 AM to 5 PM.  It's an indoor/outdoor event, so we can set up the tent and do some marching and pilum-chucking, if the weather is reasonable.  This is the Saturday after MTT, but I figure there might be folks who can't do MTT but would like to have an easy event to attend.  Or those who just can't get enough reenacting in one weekend!  Interested?  Sing out and stay tuned!


    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…


    We already have an invitation to Hartwood Days, September 8, 2012, near Fredericksburg, VA.  Was anyone able to attend last year?  (I was on the injured list, as I recall.)   It's a pretty easy one-day event, but we don't *have* to accept, if there isn't much enthusiasm.  Please give me some feedback!


Society of Ancient Military Historians 

Graham Sumner, Illustrator 

Romans in Britain  


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

April 28 --MD Junior Classical League, Frederick, MD

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 am Quintus, aka Matthew Amt, the Legion's Commander and Editor of the Newsletter, matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com,