Vol. XVI, no. viii, August 2006



       Legio XX will have its usual Fall Encampment at Marietta Mansion on September  9-10, 2006.  The site will be open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM both days.   While other Romans and non-Romans are welcome to come out and perform with us, this is our "small and casual" weekend, not a replay of Roman Days.  There is no set schedule of activities--we will do some marching around and pilum-tossing whenever there is an audience to watch.  Anyone who is not a member of Legio XX and would like to participate should contact Susan Wolfe, the site manager at Marietta, 301-464-5291, Susan DOT Wolfe AT pgparks DOT com
       See you there!


       National Geographic's production schedule for the Teutoberg Forest filming has been "put on hold", they tell me.   No idea if this means they'll want us suddenly in a month or two, or if it won't happen at all.  Any Romans or Germans who are interested in participating can still contact Heidi Christenson at 202-857-7535, hchriste AT ngs DOT org
       We do not have any solid idea of what level of accuracy (if any!) the directors may be looking for, so the best bet is to aim for a look of 9 AD if you can, and bring whatever you have if you can't.  For the barbarians, I scanned a few pictures from the Osprey book on Germanics and Dacians and from John Warry's "Warfare in the Classical World": 

Steve Peffley sent me some more detailed information from the Hjortspring finds, as well.
       Hopefully we'll get enough advance warning to not ruin too many of our schedules!  Stay tuned.


       New Associate Member Edward Gibbons has reminded me that Clang Armory produces apron studs, along with other goodies,

He has also found that flat brass discs of various sizes are available from  Just go to Amazon and type "brass disc" into the search engine.   These can be made into apron studs by soldering rivets onto them, the same way that Clang and other folks have done them.   They are not cheap, but do offer an alternative if needed.


       From John Shook comes word of a multi-period encampment on September 2-3 at historic Fort Wayne in SE Detroit, Michigan.  "Displays, missile weapons, anything else roman you feel like doing.  All impressions from early Greek times to the 10th century are encouraged to come."  For details, email John Shook at Starbulldog AT aol DOT com


       From Eric Jadaszewski, jrjada AT juno DOT com, "Just wanted to let everyone know about our 2nd annual Time Line event at the Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH on Oct 14, 15, 2006.   The fort is a very reenactor-friendly site, scenic, good facilties and always a lot of fun.  Please contact me if your group is interested in attending this year and I'll give you more details."


From Rusty Myers, Legio VI Ferrata:
Pompeii Dies Pro Vesuvius:  Pompeii, the Day Before Vesuvius
NOTE NEW DATE!  February 2-4, 2007, Mobile, Alabama

       We have been contacted by the Exploreum Museum ( regarding hosting an event February 2-4, 2007, in conjunction with the US Premier of the Pompeii Exhibit opening at the Museum in Mobile, Alabama.
       Essentially this would be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday event, so we would look to a Late Thursday/early Friday arrival time.  The museum is looking at assisting re-enactors with reimbursement for travel, very low hotel rates for those who need to hotel ($55-$75 at a brand new Renaissance Marriot which is re-opening in conjunction with the Pompeii Exhibit).  A feast Saturday evening, and most importantly:
       Free admission to actually see the Pompeii Exhibit (perhaps with a private guide). This exhibit will be touring the US in 2007 and I believe will only be at about 4 locations nationwide, so that is a unique opportunity!  The event would be hosted at the USS Alabama State Park ( which also has a number of attractions many of us would find interesting.  We will be able to stay onsite, camp, and cook. Think of it as Nashville, with a Battleship, and events for the re-enactors, plus a chance to see the Pompeii Exhibit.
       Basically I need to know how many folks are interested!  Pretty much any Roman impression will be welcome, as we will be taking the Castra Romana Marketplace and plan to have a large soldiers camp, a market, and other Roman related events.  Soldiers? Civilians?  Senators?  Vendors?  I do not need a commitment now, just rough numbers for planning.  Please shoot me an email atjustuslonginus AT aol DOT com with numbers or ideas.


   September 2 --Legio XX Workshop at Roger and JJ's
   September 9-10 --Legio XX Fall Encampment, Marietta Mansion
   October 20-22 --Castra Romana, hosted by Legio VI Ferrata, South Carolina,  

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,