Living History Event at Lafe, Arkansas

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Living History Event at Lafe, Arkansas

Postby Quintus Servilius Priscus on Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:49 am

From The Roman Way Forum http://www.theromanway.org

March 22-25, 2007

Lafe is a small town in NE Arkansas. Just outside of the town is a reconstructed Roman fort in progress with gate(s) ditch and berm, barracks building, and more.

Info at www.ad43.org -- check it out. Some of us on this forum(The Roman Way) are going this year. There has always been (always being, I think, the last 5 yrs) a large Roman presence. But this year, there has begun a movement to make for a larger Celt/Briton/Germanic/Pict involvement.

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Castra Lafe

Postby C.AeliusEricius on Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:42 am

I'd give my eyeteeth to be able to do this. Alas, too many years and too many knocks.

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Ohh, yes!

Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:56 am

Salve, mi Erici!

Ohh, yes...ego quoque, and I'd sell any non-mission-essential body-parts for the chance to be there. But it won't be this year; hopefully by next spring I'll be self-propelled, and then I shall do my damnedest to go camp out with Dan Peterson's troops (He went last year, didja know?) in that homey-looking barrack-block.

On the TRW Board, I've taken to calling the town "Venta Lafensis", in the manner of all those little podunk barbarian market-towns scattered all over the Empire, usually within a short march of the neighborhood military installation. Then as now, every base must have its "Restaurant Row"... Veni; vidi Vici! (vicus, camp-followers' settlement)

My first-ever Total Immersion Roman Experience...!.....! (As if my life weren't a brave attempt at that already.)


Yeah! >({|:-D
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