Legio XX will have its usual
Fall Encampment at Marietta Mansion
on September 9-10, 2006. The site will be open to the
from 10 AM to 4 PM both days. While other Romans and
are welcome to come out and perform with us, this is our "small and
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
XX and would like to participate should contact Susan Wolfe, the site
at Marietta, 301-464-5291, Susan DOT Wolfe AT pgparks DOT com
See you there!
production schedule for the Teutoberg Forest
filming has been "put on hold", they tell me. No idea if
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
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
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
from Amazon.com. Just go to Amazon and type "brass disc" into the
search engine. These can be made into apron studs by
rivets onto them, the same way that Clang and other folks have done
They are not cheap, but do offer an alternative if needed.
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
From John Shook comes word of a
multi-period encampment on September
2-3 at historic Fort Wayne in SE Detroit, Michigan. "Displays,
weapons, anything else roman you feel like doing. All impressions
from early Greek times to the 10th century are encouraged to
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 (http://www.exploreum.net)
regarding hosting an event February 2-4, 2007, in conjunction with the
US Premier of the Pompeii Exhibit opening at the Museum in Mobile,
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 (http://www.ussalabama.com) 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, http://legvi.tripod.com/castroromani/
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, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/.