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BBC Photos : Romans marching in the streets of Rome
#31
Salve fratres,

It was a very nice experience indeed Big Grin

I'm glad I survived those five days. Until sunday evening I had a temperature of 38+°C. I was taking antibiotics but a lack of sleep and physical exercise slowed down the recovery I guess. In the evenings I was so tired I could hardly speak Confused

It was nice to meet Byron on saturday. We spend 12 hours non stop in armour that day and the temperature was very high. I resorted to wetting my focale and wearing it like a bandana, because otherwise my brain would have been cooked.

I wore my bearskin during the complete parade and pre-parade. As if a fever and the hot Italian sun weren't hot enough :lol:

You can see me and my group marching in this movie. We're the first group in the beginning that marches past. I'm the vexilarius with the red and white pteryges.

Quote:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xQP0DI5QXNA

It was great to meet you and your wife too Ade!!

Andreas, you were on Camping Fabulous too? That's a shame, I would have liked to have met you! But like I said, I was quite ill and often only half knew what was going on aroung me.

I remember a little shouting match in the camping restaurant. It ended with the other group (Legio XX Deva Victrix, perhaps?) singing a very nice song. We'd like to have the text of that one so we can join in next time :lol

On of the girls of my group gave me the Fell boots Robin Brown made me. Sadly I didn't meet him in person. Sad

I'm looking forward to more pictures and especialy movies (because we have about 1000 pictures of the parade already Smile ).

Valete,
Jef
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#32
Robin was there too!?

Hope you're feeling better Jef, you were looking a little lost on the Saturday when I met you! Definately a braincooker on Sunday, with all that gear on!
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
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#33
Quote:Robin was there too!?

Hope you're feeling better Jef, you were looking a little lost on the Saturday when I met you! Definately a braincooker on Sunday, with all that gear on!

lol, well, we didn't know what we had to do. We had been waiting in the sun for a long time. We had to march to Rome from the headquarters of the GSR when you met me. We were asked to be present at the Vestal ceremony that evening. One of the Italians that would walk with us had disappeared and we had send out our Batavian runner to collect him. I had just moved apart from the group to a shadier spot when you walked past. I must admit that I didn't recognise you at first Smile lol:
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#34
The difference of temperatures caused that I got a little cold too in Rome Sad o ) D wink:
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#35
Hi Jeff,

It was us, the Deva Victrix who were the noisy bunch in the restaurant but your lads certainly gave us a good run for our money.

Sorry to hear you were ill. A couple of our boys suffered similar problems but like yourself refused to let it stop them.

As you say it was frantic and a shame we did not know each other but a shared experience sometimes is a good basis to begin new friendships.

Maybe in the future we can meet up with you guys at another event, share a drink and sing the roof down.

Regards,

Gary.
\\" I just need something good to die for, to make it beautiful to live.\\" Q.O.T.S.A

Gary Rodwell
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#36
Quote:Hi Jeff,

It was us, the Deva Victrix who were the noisy bunch in the restaurant but your lads certainly gave us a good run for our money.

Sorry to hear you were ill. A couple of our boys suffered similar problems but like yourself refused to let it stop them.

As you say it was frantic and a shame we did not know each other but a shared experience sometimes is a good basis to begin new friendships.

Maybe in the future we can meet up with you guys at another event, share a drink and sing the roof down.

Regards,

Gary.

Hi Gary,

That's a great idea, we'll do that Smile

Could you perhaps email me the text of the marching song you guys sang at the end? I've send you a PM with my email adress.

vale,
Jef
Jef Pinceel
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#37
Some more movies of this year's parade:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzMMNuLEIwk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MyBdOhp ... re=related
Jef Pinceel
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#38
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Here a photo that show how many milites are in Rome on 20th April 2008!


Me during the march (the second to the right)
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My group Cohors I Italica Veterana, during the march
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Valete
Velite
Rita Lotti
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#39
Good pictures Rita, it gives a good idea of the numbers involved!

BTW, who was the Late Roman who latched on to us at the Circus Maximus anyone?
The one who arrived late......and didn't march up from the Via Appia Antica?
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#40
I wonder how many will participate Kalkriese next year... But I am sure that I must visit Rome and participate in "Natali di Roma" in 2009 too Smile
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#41
The reenactors groups who partecipate to the Dies Natalis Rome 2008

Cohors I Italica Veterana V.C.R. (ArsDimicandi) - Italia
Cohors I Pretoria (Romars) - Italia
Cohors II Pretoria - Italia
Cohors III Pretoria (Gruppo Storico Romano) - Italia
Cohors Batavorum - GB
Legio XI Claudia Pia Fidelis (Gruppo Storico Romano) - Italia
Legio XI Claudia Pia Fidelis - Belgio
Legio XI Claudia Pia Fidelis - Svizzera
Legio I Minervia - Germania
Legio II Augusta / Cohors I Fida Vardullorum - GB
Legio II Augusta - Olanda
Legio II Partica Severiana - Italia
Legio VII Gemina / Cohors I Gallorum - Spagna
Legio XII Fulminata (Cesena) - Italia
Legio XII Fulminata (Milano) - Italia
Legio XIIII GMV - Portogallo
Legio XIIII GMV (RMSR) - GB
Legio VIII Augusta - GB
Legio XX Valeria Victrix - GB
Legio XXX Ulpia Traiana - Italia

Valete
Velite
Rita Lotti
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#42
Sorry Velite, but probably you have mistaken our Legio XIIII GMV from Poland with another group. I did not meet any legionary man from Portugal in Rome this day, especially from the Legio XIIII GMV Smile . What is the source of this list you wrote?
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#43
ehm...I made a mistake, excuse me... :oops:

Legio XIIII GMV - Poland

Excuse me Gobinius, sorry! :wink:


The run of the parade has been:

Circo Massimo (start)

Via dei Cerchi

Via di S. Gregorio

Turn around the Colosseo

Via dei Fori Imperiali

Peer run for the return.

Valete
Velite
Rita Lotti
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#44
Circus Massimo was the start for some Velite....we started about 2.5km down the via Appia Antica before we got there....and back again at the end. :wink:
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#45
Dear Caesar,

Last Year also my group started from the Via Appia out the Rome walls, to arrive then the Circus Massimo. A rather heavy walk!
This year we have preferred to approach us to the place of start.

But Caesar, however for me was a great emotion to enter in Rome through Porta S. Sebastiano, and to march on the Via Appia!
What do you mean?

Valete
Velite
Rita Lotti
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