To help celebrate I will be hosting a poetry contest for the ludi.
The prize will be:
A museum quality replica of a denarius depicting emperor Antoninus Pius. The original denarius was issued to commemorate Munificentia the spirit of imperial generosity at the occasion of the celebration of Rome’s 900th anniversary in 147-148 AD with extensive shows in the arena of the Amphitheatrum Flavium. Below is an image of the coin:
In addition to this prize, I will award 50 of my own Roman Republic denarii to the victor.
The victor will also have the following badge added to their citizenship profile:
The poem must relate to any of the following themes: Flora, Rebirth, Spring, Cultus Deorum, and/or Flowers. The poem should also be associated with Rome and the Roman Republic.
Each contestant may submit up to two poems.
All submissions must be received May 3rd, the winner will be announced soon after this date.
The contest is to be judged by our Praetores, Victor and Philo. 20 points will be awarded based on artistic merit and 10 points based on reflection of the theme.