Roman Days, a display of ancient military and domestic living history, is the Twentieth Legion's own attempt to get as many Romans together in one place as possible. We are joined by several other groups including fellow legions, gladiators, civilians, Celts and other barbarians. There are merchant booths and an ongoing cooking display. Activities include tactical drill demonstrations, educational displays (writing, architecture, etc.), and more. Children's activities included making mosaics, writing in Greek, "Bean the Barbarian", and learning how to march like a soldier. Celts, Greeks, and other ancient types are also welcome. Civilians, teachers, wargamers--if you have any interest in ancient history, please come! Be a participant or just come and talk to everyone about our mutual passion. Take a look at pictures from previous Roman Days.
Group leaders, please let us know how many of your people will be attending! Remember that you do NOT need to be a reenactor or have period clothing to participate! Come and have fun!
Roman Days is moving to Northern Virginia!! Site details are being finalized so please check back soon for a major update!!
10:00 Open to the Public
11:00 Olympic Competition (Armor race, Pilum Throw, Hamata Toss, Wrestling )
11:30 Kids’ Cohort and Drill
11:30 Marietta House Tour
12:00 Gladiator Show
1:00 Massed tactical and drill demo - Kids' Cohort to follow
1:30 Roman Court - Romans and Barbarians go head to head - legal style
2:00 Artillery & Missile Demo - Kids' Cohort to follow
2:30 Marietta House Tour
3:15 The Well-Dressed Roman Fashion Show
4:00 Event Closes for the Day
Demos and Displays