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ROMA anniversary

By admin | Oktober 9, 2009

ROMA is celebrating its 3rd anniversary with a week of special events and festivities, starting this Sunday. For anyone who is interested, I pasted the schedule:

ROMA @ III Festival Schedule

All Festival Long Displays and Rides:
ROMA Photo Contest

ROMA Film Contest

Special ROMA @ III Museum Exhibit - A History of ROMA

ROMA Gallery Exhibit - Festival Sun and Snow globes

Bumper Litters Attraction

11th Oct. : ROMA @ III Blessing Ritual - 11:30am
ROMA @ III Grand Ball event - 12pm

It is the 3rd anniversary of ROMA’s construction! Please join us for the start of a week long celebration - with the kickoff event of a general blessing of all of ROMA by the Collegia Religio Romana, to ensure the Gods favour of our City for another year. This will be immediately followed by the ROMA @ III Grand Ball, welcoming our regular Citizens and new visitors to another year of wonderful events and comraderie!

12th Oct. : ROMA @ III Scholastica Antiqua Lecture by William Gide - 2pm

Attention all scholars and history buffs! ROMA and the Scholastica Antiqua is proud to present a lecture by William Gide, official ROMA Chief Scribe - “The Indo-European Heritage in Greek and Latin Poetry.” Just as linguists are able to discover relationships between languages and show that, for example, Sanskrit and Welsh are actually distant relatives, we can also investigate the common poetic relationships in the literatures of these languages. In this talk we’ll look at some of the common themes and techniques that join the poetry of the classical world to everything from the Vedas in India to versified legal documents in old Ireland.

13th Oct. : ROMA @ III Ludus event - 10am
ROMA @ III Agitatores event - 12pm

A ROMA @ III day of Bread & Circuses! Today’s first event will be a rousing gladiator fight presented by the Ludus Dacicus Gladiatorii, followed by a chariot race by ROMA’s own Agitatores (Charioteers Group) around our newly rebuilt Circus Maximus Hippodrome! Prize purses will be given to the top winning gladiator, and for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the races. (If you are interested in arena fighting or chariot racing - please consider joining the groups mentioned above.)

14th Oct. : ROMA @ III Theatrum RP event - 12pm

Are you interested in Role Playing in ROMA? The Theatrum Romanum (ROMA RP group) has created a roleplay event especially for ROMA @ III - A lavish Roman dinner banquet! What intrigues will unfold? What gossip will be revealed? And what political power machinations can you devise to rise higher in the Patrician heirarchy? To find out, put on your RP tags and your best dinner party attire and take part in this roleplay event! (If you are new to ROMA RP, please review the roleplay rules)

15th Oct. : ROMA @ III Scholastica Antiqua Lecture by Angelia Rees - 1pm

The second lecture in our Scholastica Antiqua ROMA @ III series - Vestalis Maxima (Chief Vestal), Angelia Rees, will be presenting “Roman Religion and Practice”, a lecture on the basic structure and practices of the ancient Roman faith. The lecture will cover the Roman concept of “numina”, and household worship, as well as the more familiar Olympian Gods.

16th Oct. : ROMA @ III Ave Weekend Senate event - 12pm
ROMA @ III Legion event - 1pm

Summer is over and the Ave Weekend events have started again! The Senate is graciously hosting this Ave Weekend party, so we can TGIF in the best ROMAn style! And *right after* that, the Legion has prepared for us a demonstration of the Battle of Zama (the final major battle of the Second Punic War) - showing the formations and tactics between Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Hannibal’s armies - join us for this entertaining and educational recreation!

17th Oct. : ROMA @ III Theatrical event - 12pm
ROMA LGBT & Amici Party - 1:30pm

Join us in the completely refurbished Theatre of Dionysus for a special ROMA @ III production of “Peace” by Aristophanes (translated and updated by Torin Golding). An anti-war play, Aristophanes wrote “Peace” to be a comedic, witty, and scathing theatrical assault on Athens’ (by this time) 10 year Peloponnesian War against the Spartans. The main plotline of the play is the intense desire of the citizens for relief from the miseries of war and the lengths one man goes to to achieve it. The play will immediately be followed by the ROMA LGBT & Amici party to celebrate beginning their second year in ROMA - with dancing, music, and good company all around!

18th Oct. : ROMA Lemuralia - 12pm
ROMA Hallow’een Grand Feast - 2pm

In Roman religion, the Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast during which the ancient Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. Though traditionally held in May, ROMA has moved this festival to coincide with the more modern celebration of Hallow’een, another day of ghouls and ghastlies. Our Lemuralia ritual will banish any malevolent spirits, both real & imagined, while welcoming the protective spirits of the Lares and beneficent ancestors. Our second event and the final ending to our ROMA @ III celebration is the ROMA Hallow’een Grand Feast - so break out your scariest or most fanciful costumes and come prepared for a spooky good time! We’ll have a contest for best costumes and Hallow’een trivia by Mickey James, both of which can earn you cash prizes!


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