Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ludi Romani Festival Schedule

Saturday September 25

11:00am Ludi Romani Jupiter Ritual and God Feast
This month's festival begins with a ritual for Jupiter in the Forum Temple, honouring Him as King of the Gods and spiritual father of the Roman Pantheon. Our ritual will then be followed by a special feast with dancing and activities in the nearby Basilica. Since at the ancient feast, statues of the gods attended, at our feast you are asked to come in costume as an ancient deity. A prize of L$1000 will be given to the best male and the best female deity costume as decided by vote.

Location: Jupiter Temple and Basilica, ROMA Forum, ROMA Sim

1:00pm Legion Harpastum Event
Harpastum, also known as Harpustum, was a form of ball game played in the Roman Empire
We know little about the exact rules of the game, but it appears to bear a remarkable resemblance to American Football and Rugby. Harpastum was a team game that probably had a variable number of players. It was played on a demarked rectangular field, probably about the size used in field hockey. The ROMA Legion will put on a dispay of Harpastum. Come and take part or just watch!

Location: Legion Fort, ROMA Transtiberim sim

Sunday September 26

10:00 am Ludi Romani Chariot Races
Come race round the spina in ROMA's Circus Maximus Hippodrome! Our chariot races, in honour of Jupiter, will be four 3-lap races - the winners of the first three races will compete in the final race to determine the final winners. There will be cash purses for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. But beware! Chariot racing is a dangerous sport - these chariots can wreck and put you out of the race! Are you skilled enough to beat the odds? Come race and find out! This event will be sponsored by the LVDI ROMANI group.

Location: Circus Maximus, ROMA Subura sim

11:00 am Ludi Romani Gladiator Fight @ Ostia Ludus
Witness our brave gladiators fight for the honour of Jupiter and the glory of ROMA in several bouts to the "death"! The gladiator with the most bouts won will recieve a cash purse and be granted a laurel wreath of victory by the Prefect himself! Come watch the bloody battles and cheer your favourite on to glory! This event will be sponsored by the LVDI ROMANI group.
Location: Ludi Arena, ROMA Transtiberim sim

12:00 pm ROMA Curiate Assembly Meeting
Come meet your fellow ROMA Citizens and hear all the latest news in ROMA. Open to the public.
Location: ROMA Curia, ROMA sim

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