January 27, 2021 at 2:56 pm #40706
We are announcing a project that has its roots in the past of the Roman Republic itself. This is a project to revive military traditions and military service, as well as reenactment the daily life of ordinary people, as part of the revival of Roman culture.
Since we do not have any active collegiums associated with reenactment (reconstruction), as well as the Collegium Militare, this project is carried out with the support of two Sarmatian projects “Cultura Romana” and “Militarium Romanum”, whose members I am immensely grateful to.
Personally, I and other Sarmatians have always advocated the discussion of socially important initiatives, therefore, the initiators of the project, by common agreement, decided to bring this issue to the public and vote.
As part of the implementation of this initiative, a draft of the corresponding lex is being prepared, which we plan to present at the next session of the Senate. Nevertheless, it is impossible to finish work on the lex project until a number of key decisions are made, which, as it were, will set the coordinate system for the project, determine its development vector. We will submit all such important decisions to the public, although this significantly slows down the timing of the initiative.
The first question to be considered will be the question of what exactly we are going to reenact (reconstruct).
This question has three elements:
1) Unit type;
2) The name of the Unit;
3) Time period.
Items should be viewed sequentially. The answer to the first item is one of three:
1) Unit type:
– Republican Legion;
– Imperial Legion;
– Late Imperial Legion;
– Auxiliary unit.
Further, after answer to element № 1, people interested in reenactment (reconstruction) and participation in the project are invited to name their answers to elements №№ 2-3. Thus, the option that received the most votes during the week will be accepted for implementation.
The discussion (discussion, putting forward proposals (voting) will last for 10 days, starting from this moment.
P.S. This project, in general, involves reenactment (reconstruction) from scratch, that is, anyone who is not even familiar with the reconstruction can begin their journey into the world of Roman military and civil reenactment (reconstruction). We will offer guides for those that you can make yourself, where it will be indicated exactly how to sew, what to sew from, sizes and more. This is a kind of exciting adventure, designed for several years, calm thoughtful activity, with specific deadlines and control over its implementation.
We will all work according to the same plan, on things and objects, in order to create an excellent reconstruction complex at the end, worthy of a brave legionnaire. This is a unique project, the details of which will be disclosed in full later. However, even now we can say for sure that there was nothing like this before, so the citizens of our Republic had a unique chance to take part in a unique and serious project.January 27, 2021 at 3:28 pm #40707
I personally suggest the following:
1) Unit type – Republic Legion;
2) The name of the Unit – Legio XI;
3) Time period – 1st century BC.
Why? Everything is very simple:
The topic of reconstruction of the imperial period is very popular, this is what everyone is doing. Other directions, although inferior to the mass of the imperial legions, however, are also numerous and relatively developed. Few people are engaged in the subject of the Republican Legion, this is an excellent niche that can be occupied. This is extremely interesting, in addition, we are the Roman Republic, therefore the Gods themselves tell us, namely the Republican Legion, to revive the ancient traditions, when the army was not so professional, and ordinary legionaries were ordinary citizens who fought for the good of the Republic.
Why exactly 11 legion? This is a glorious legion, it was created before our era, it has come a long and valiant path. This legion has visited many places, thus covering most of Europe with its presence (or the presence of its units). The Legion has participated in many companies and has fought famous battles. The famous Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus served in this legion. The 11th legion is simply the quintessence of the Roman spirit and tradition.
I suggest choosing a period of the 1st century BC. This is an excellent period full of interesting events, a period of difficult trials and glorious victories. Not so long ago, the famous “reforms of Marius” took place, old traditions live with new ones. Great period, great story!
Share your suggestions! Discuss! Join us! Let’s really recreate history together! Set an example with your real deeds, revive the Roman culture not in words, but in deeds!January 27, 2021 at 5:26 pm #40708
Aulus Iulius CaesarDenarii: 𐆖 922.75PlebeiusMissuria
I think this is a wonderful idea. I have some questions and some ideas to go with it!
First with my questions, how would you revive military traditions and service? What could we as magistrates do to help further this goal?
Basic questions, the rest speaks for itself. Now some ideas. The problem with reenactment is it can be expensive to get into or difficult to understand how to get into. I propose we create at the least two guides to assist, one with how to make what we can determine to be our official legion tunics, caligae, etc and one on the steps one should take to actively start participating in reenactment. If we give a clear path to citizens who just joined our Republic on how to reenact and make it a seemingly doable task then this will work wonders. I would also propose once our market is up if we have any crafty citizens who can make the gear for our legion it would be a great opportunity to make some money and help the Republic in one!
I as well agree with your choice of style, name and time period. It would be very fitting for our Republic and a great idea!
Thank you for your wonderful ideas amice, I hope to see much progress from them and Sarmatia as a whole! You show initiative every true Roman should show. Vale!January 30, 2021 at 3:06 pm #40711
Sextus Sergius AbascantusDenarii: 𐆖 104.80PlebeiusSarmatia
February 8, 2021 at 2:18 pm #40718
- Type – Republic Ligion. I believe that this is the most interesting period right at the junction of the professional army and the recruited army.
- Name – Legion XI. Like the most famous.
- Period- 1st century B. C.
Tiberius Flavius NervaDenarii: 𐆖 55.70PlebeiusSarmatia
No matter what, I would like to join the project, so I will express my opinion, I hope it will be taken into account, even if I am a little late:
1. Unit type: Republic Legion (it is always interesting to do something unique and interesting)
2. Legio Name: Legio XI (this is one of the coolest legions, with a great history)
3. Period: I cen. B.C. (we are the Roman Republic, so it is logical if we deal with the times of the Republic)June 13, 2021 at 7:01 pm #41297
Severus Pr. sal.,
Although the very questioning of the opinion of the citizens of the Republic has been delayed, nevertheless, it is time to sum up the results. First, it is extremely sad to see the monstrously low interest in the topic of historical reconstruction. It’s funny that in the topic where the very need for such a project was discussed, there were enough sympathetic comments, nevertheless, as is usually the case when it comes to something concrete and real, it turns out that the general public is completely uninterested in such undertakings and projects. Secondly, it is sad to see that those in power are not interested in the project either. Thirdly, as always, something active and real became interesting only to the Sarmatians, however, the Sarmatians are not very interested in making a project for themselves. We already went through this, and at the end we changed the Roman direction to a more promising one for our community. Fourthly, it is time to take stock, namely, by the general decision taken openly, it was decided that:
The general project of the historical reconstruction in the Roman Republic will be presented in the form of the historical reconstruction of the Legio XI, period of the 1st century B.C.
This concludes this discussion. We are moving on to discuss other issues, and I also invite the general public, which is interested in real work and making real decisions, to participate.
I sincerely congratulate everyone on starting such a project. I sincerely thank all those who have already taken part in the work, as well as those who will still join the work. I can express a separate censure to those who argue about the idea of the Republican Legion or historical reconstruction within the framework, however, in reality, the body does not want the common cause. Despite all the hardships, we will try to bring the project to its logical conclusion.
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