Ludi / Festivals

Celebrate the Ludi Apollinares

July 6 - 13, 2020

The Ludi Apollinares were games (ludi) held annually by the ancient Romans in honor of the god Apollo. The modern Roman Republic has reinstituted these games in the form of a festival celebrated for a week both online and offline. Join us to celebrate the past, present, and tomorrow!

Learn more about this historical Ludi Apollinares here.

AN INVITATION TO ATTEND EVENTS

Opening ceremony to honor Apollo

Virtually attend the opening ceremony or donate to make an offering to Apollo during the ceremony

Participate in writing part of a short story

July 3-July13, 2020

The ancient games had popular theatre performances. Our modern games put you front and center! Help write the story! Who knows what will happen next as another participant picks up the story where you left off! The best participant will be awarded a statue of Apollo!

1st Place Prize

Virtual gathering and drinks

July 11, 2020

Grab a glass of wine and join us on Zoom to meet with fellow lovers of Rome! Depending on the atmosphere in our virtual "popina" (wine bar), we shall either enjoy informal conversation or take in a short talk on the Etruscan influence on the ancient Roman religion. Maybe both?