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Archeon - Roman Days
Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 August 2005

Andreas went to see the Legion on the first day, in his civvies, which attracted some comment about him being out of his 'regular' clothes.. The day was dry, which was quite a change for the past week!

Day 1 -

Thursday

Shooting with the scorpio, the field artillery of Legio II Augusta.
Shooting with the scorpio, the field artillery of Legio II Augusta.
Rotundus/Graham at work.\
Rotundus/Graham at work.
Feeling a bit 'out of his time', Gnaeus/Godfrey adjusting after the Late Roman weekend..
Feeling a bit 'out of his time', Gnaeus/ Godfrey adjusting after the
Late Roman weekend..
"This is the history of Rome"..
"This is the history of Rome"..
The Roman ladies performing their own 'fashion show'.
The Roman ladies performing their own 'fashion show'.
The Legionairies of Legio II Augusta (UK/NL) and the auxilia of the Cohors I Vardullorum from Colchester.
The Legionairies of Legio II Augusta (UK/NL) and the auxilia of the Cohors I Vardullorum from Colchester.
Enlarged picture of the Legion.
Enlarged picture of the Legion.
The charge to the rigfht..
The charge to the rigfht..
.. and the charge to the left.
.. and the charge to the left.
Signifers and Aquilifers.. 'Scottish' John.
Cornicen Cordus/Wim.
Later in the afternoon, the games - and lo! the Emperor is attending!
Later in the afternoon, the games - and lo! the Emperor is attending!
First the Amazons fight...
First the Amazons fight...
.. then the trainees..
.. then the trainees..
..then the proper gladiators!
..then the proper gladiators!
Finally, a match to the death, what we all came here for, didn't we? Well, didn't we? And of course, the blood was spilled.
Finally, a match to the death, what we all came here for, didn't we? Well, didn't we? And of course, the blood was spilled.
To conclude the day, in more contemplative places, an offering is made to our goddess Nehalennia.
To conclude the day, in more contemplative places, an offering is made to our goddess Nehalennia.
Day 2 -

Saturday

Fectio is present in full strenght!
Fectio is present in full strenght!
Chariovalda and Gnaeus enjoying..
Chariovalda and Gnaeus enjoying..
..well, he was a beggar, what did you expect? Of course we pelted him with mud and the remains of our food.
..well, he was a beggar, what did you expect? Of course we pelted him with mud and the remains of our food.
Ooh, she was a nasty one! A barbarian she-wolf or something, I couldn't quite make out what the presentator said.
Ooh, she was a nasty one! A barbarian she-wolf or something, I couldn't quite make out what the presentator said.
Trainees foolin' about again..
Trainees foolin' about again..
While behind the scenes there was some nasty business between the female barbarian and the beggar..
While behind the scenes there was some nasty business between the female barbarian and the beggar..
Meanwhile the favorite seems to be beaten..
Meanwhile the favorite seems to be beaten..
It's a good thing the slave-holder had a strong leash!
It's a good thing the slave-holder had a strong leash!
"Are you not entertained?" We certainly were!
"Are you not entertained?" We certainly were!
Behind a strong slave-holder stands a loving wife..
Behind a strong slave-holder stands a loving wife..
For the second day, the penultimate day of the presence of the Romans at Archeon, Fectio was present in full strenght, with Chariovalda/Andreas, Valerius/Robert (me), Ariana/Marrit and Bran/Jeroen (also called Hieronymus). We took the chance to finally relieve Godfrey from his lonely position as sole 4th-century Roman! The day was dry and warm, nice enough for some re-enaction, all the more because we did not have to join the drill.. The Gladiator show was again enjoyable, always a bit different from the year before. The Charon nearly killed someone.. Well, a bit. But his hammer created quite a stir amongst the first row!

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