Ludi Romani Schedule, 2011
Saturday, 24th September
*10am - Roman Ritual for Jupiter Optimus Maximus @ Jupiter's Temple,
A ritual to honour the King of the Gods, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, followed
by a light social gathering with dancing and feasting. Come join us in
celebrating the beginning of the Ludi Romani!
*12pm - Ludi Romani Dog Races @ the Circus Maximus Hippodrome, ROMA
A traditional part of the ancient Ludi Romani were chariot races - but this Ludi Romani, we will be shaking things up a little! This year, we will be having dog races! The dogs are actually vehicles, and will be "driven" by each racer. Come race against other Citizens for prizes (anyone can sign up to race), or come watch the spectacle and cheer on the racers. There will be 3 races of 5 laps each, and 1st place in each race wins a prize!
*1pm - Ludi Romani Gladiatorial Games @ the Ostia Ludus, ROMA
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 receive 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!
Sunday, 25th September
10am - Ludi Romani Carnivale in Fort Augustus, ROMA
Come have fun at our Ludi Romani Carnivale! There are sporting games to
play and free food! An important part of any ludi are the games, and Ludi
Romani means "The Roman Games". Games include En Garde, boxing,
archery, and wrestling. There will be official sporting rounds, where prizes can be won, and a casual round, where everyone can play for fun!
*12pm - Ludi Romani Fishing Contest @ 7Seas Fishing Dock, ROMA
Come try your luck in the Ludi Romani Fishing Contest - using the 7Seas
Fishing system. First, second, and third place winners will get a cash prize, and everyone will be able to keep the neat things they pull out of the water.
*1pm - Ludi Romani Legio Soccer Match @ Legio Fort, ROMA Transtiberim
Come join us as our Legio faces off in a game of Harpastum in honour of the Ludi Romani! For this game, you'll see the contestants display considerable speed, agility, and physical ability. All citizens are invited to participate in the game or watch from the sidelines!
*3pm - Ludi Romani Grand Feast @ Field of Mars, ROMA Transtiberim
The final event of the Ludi Romani is the Grand Feast - there will be dancing,
feasting, and good company, as well as live music by Joaquin Gustav, and trivia hosted by Enamabala Towradgi. So please join us in bidding farewell to the Ludi Romani until next year!