Our traditional annual Nova Roma Summer Camp in Pannonia has been opened today, in the name of Legatus Pro Praetore Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, by Praefectus C. Villius Vulso, in the local chapter of Nova Roma, burgus Colonia Rostallo, located in the Zemplén Mountains of Hungary, in the NR Regio Rostallonensis of Pannonia Pannonia of Nova Roma. This year, due to his other obligations, the governor Legatus Pro Praetore Cn. Lentulus will not be able to preside over the camp programs personally, but he is represented by his lieutenant-governor, C. Villius Vulso, commander of the cohors VI Carpathica and head of Regio Rostallonensis and Burgus Colonia Rostallo of Nova Roma.
The focus of activity will be legionary exercises of the NR legion Cohors VI Carpathica, mock battles, mountain tours, rituals, gladiator fight, Roman civilian life, and many others..
Nova Romans are preparing in spirit to the 8th Grand International Conventus of Nova Roma next year, to be held in Rome, during the great Parilia Festival (birthday of Rome, Natale di Roma /Italian/), which is an official festival event in Rome with Roman reenactors and cultural organizations assembling from all over the world.
P. Annaeus, one of our 4 consular tribunes, have just officially opened the LUDI APOLLINARES of Nova Roma. This has been his message TO YOU, FELLOW NOVA ROMANS:
“It is with the utmost pleasure that I hereby announce the official opening of the Ludi Apollinares for the year 2770 a.U.c. These Games are held in honor of the Sacred 20th Year of Nova Roma. The main ritual to Apollo will be performed on July 13 by Pontifex Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, but religious citizens can and should pray to Apollo each day from the opening to the closing.”
The Games will include three main events, articulated as follows:
1) A history contest, managed and organized by the most honorable Consular Tribune, C. Claudius Quadratus;
2) A special edition of Ipse Dixit, the recurring contest of the most honorable Consular Tribune, P. Annaeus Placidus, a contest about Latin quotations, starting tomorrow and ending on July 14.
3) A Virtual Chariot Race, to be run in a single five-lap race on July 13, organized by the same P. Annaeus Placidus, Consular Tribune.
Participation and subscription rules for all three events will be announced in the mailing lists of Nova Roma.
EUOE, EUOE, IO, IO APOLLO!!!
Happy Apollinaria to you all!