VICESIMA  -   QUARTA
LEGION  XXIV

MEDIA  ATLANTIA

PROVINCIA  PENNSYLVANIENSIS  -  MEDIA   ATLANTIA  -  AMERICUS

Defending  the  Frontiers  of  Ancient  Rome  in  the  Mid - Atlantic  Province of  North  America

VEXILLATIO  MEDIA  OCCIDENS

Our Mid -West Vexillation Unit protecting the Western Flanks of the Empire in Mid West America 

First to Advance  -  Last to Retreat

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UPDATED  OCTOBER  12, 2014 ( MMV ) AD

(Anno Domini  -  from the year of the Lord)

YEAR  OF  ANCIENT  ROME  2759 ( MMDCCLIX) AUC

(Ab Urbe Condita  -  from the founding of the City   -  April 21, 753 BC)

Contact the Commander at  legionxxiv@comcast.net  

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LEGION   XXIV  MEDIA  ATLANTIA

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First to Advance!      Last to Retreat!

                        Legionary art by Fernando Bonmati - Titus Aurelius Hispanus of Legion XXIV

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Legion XXIV  Needs YOU !!    To Defend the Honor and Glory of Rome !

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If you live in the Mid-West (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Western Ontario), our Mid-West Vexillation - VEXILLATIO MEDIA OCCIDENS  is looking for YOU!  

We invite you to visit our other pages and the sites of our allied Roman Legions, Suppliers and Historical Sites related to Ancient Rome.

***  ALPHABETICAL  SITE  INDEX   ***

***  Mid-West  VEXILLATIO  MEDIA OCCIDENS  Vexillation  *** 

***  Membership Registration Form   ***

***  School Demonstrations & Lectures  ***  Movie Page  ***

***  Standards and Guidelines  ***  Events  ***  Equipment   ***

***  Photo Gallery Through Time  ***  Glossary  ***

***  Legion Links  ***  Historical Links  ***  Supplier Links  ***

***  Etruscan Time Line  ***  Republican Time Line  ***

***  Imperial Time Line  ***  Byzantine Time Line  ***

***  Rome History  ***  Legions of Imperial Rome  ***  Centurion Page  ***

***  Military Diploma of Discharge and Citizenship  *** 

***  Weapons  ***  Gladiators and the Arena  ***  Colosseum  ***

***  Lorica Armor Page  ***   Fasces Page  ***  Civilian Clothing  ***

***  Corbridge - A  Armor Diagram  ***  Corbridge - B  Armor Diagram  ***

***  Newstead  Armor Diagram  *** 

***  Ballista Page  ***  Catapulta Page  ***  Trebuchet Page  ***

***  Roman Imperial Forums  *** 

***  Constantine Speaks  ***  Constantine Colossus  ***

***  Roman Names  ***  Roman Numerals  ***  Arabic Numerals  ***

***  Roman Numeral Converter  ***  Roman Numeral Calculator  ***

***  Signums, Aquila, Vexillium   ***  Roman Calendar  ***

***  Rome Resurgens - NOVA ROMA - Rome ReBorn  ***

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Titus Aurelius (Fernando Bonmati) created this view of the   Legion  landing on the shores of  North America.  Now onward to Caesar's Atlantic City?      

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AVE  ET  SALUTATIO . . .
HELLO  AND  GREETINGS  FROM

GALLIO  VELIUS  MARSALLAS   *  PRAEFECTUS  /  COMMANDER

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LEGION  XXIV   MEDIA - ATLANTIA

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"On Guard" at House DarkYard, Pennsic-28,  Aug-99  **  Commander in "Leo" (Lion) Garb

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Legion XXIV  Media Atlantia  was  established in  Modern Times  on the  Kalends of Martius  2751 AUC
( March 1, 1998 AD )  to  defend  the  frontiers  of  ancient   Rome  in  the  Mid Atlantic  Region  of  North   America.   It  is  intended  as  a  re-enactment   unit  to  display  Roman Army Life, Dress, Battle Tactics, History and Atmosphere at  Faires, Schools  or  other  Public Functions. 
The  dress, weapons  and other  equipment of the   Legion  are authentic and historically correct as reasonably  possible and have been  assembled  and/or  obtained  at  our  member's own expense.

The Legions of Imperial Rome  constituted the first tax supported and government supplied professional army in history.  The Legionaries or "Miles"(solders)  were paid wages, given a pension and upon completion of 20 years of military service,  were provided with a piece of land for their retirement.   A basic Legion or "Legio" from the late Republic and into the Empire Period contained about 4800 or more legionaries and was comprised of  10 Cohorts or "Cohors" of about 500 men,  made up from 6 Centurys or   "Centuriae",  containing  80 solders in 10 ranks of 8 men each;  similar in structure to our modern  army divisions,  battalions,  companies and squads.   After 50 AD or so,  Legions contained as many as 5500 soldiers;  when the first cohort of these later legions was expanded to about 800 men, in five expanded centuries and up to 150 auxiliary archers, horsemen, scouts and dispatch riders could be attached to the Legion.  

Imperial Rome was the  Super Power of the Ancient World !    At its peak,  during the  1st Century AD;  the Roman Imperial Army,  composed of up to  150,000 legionaries;  conquered,   ruled and guarded an Empire that stretched from Scotland to Syria;  governed 50 million people and covered a region which comprises more than  40 nations today.   At its height, from about 10 AD to circa 200 AD,  the City of Rome had a population of over one million people.  Such a population density in another european city would not occur until the City of London, England in the year 1800;  which had been founded as "Londinium" by the invading Roman Legions.  The Roman "Pony Express" could deliver letters across the Empire in a matter of weeks and was the fastest mail delivery system in the world until the development of the railroad.   For historians,  senators,  students,  young or old;  movie producers and movie goers alike;  as well as for most everyone else,  its appeal has never gone out of style.


The Mid to Late First Century AD era of the Roman Empire is the primary time period represented by Legion XXIV  during our re-enactment events.    However,  as we are interested in portraying a wider period of ancient military armor, dress and style in a  "Military Through the Ages"   format; Sumarians,  Spartans,  Macedonians, Greeks, Celts, Barbarians and other ancient military personnel, along with those just interested in ancient military history are also most welcome.

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A Roman Shield Front Advance is demonstrated

The members of the Twenty Fourth Legion demonstrate the tactics, combat methods and the various weapons  used by the Legions of ancient Rome.    We have joined other reenactment groups at public displays and   "Time Line"  historical events.   We can discuss many aspects of Roman army life, and will sometimes spend a day or weekend living as our ancient counterparts did on campaign.

Our campaigns are conducted in the Mid-Atlantic Region of   PA, NJ, MD, VA, NY and Ontario.  We have some members from a distance away who participate when they are in or near our provincia.  Consult  Events  for our upcoming campaigns.  

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                Roman Atmosphere at a Banquet                                Gladiator Exhibition at a Gala Dinner

Legion XXIV  has also supplied costuming  for local drama theater  and has provided historical atmosphere at various banquets,   church pageants,  meetings and  other public functions using  authentic   and/or  theatrical dress,  as required or appropriate.

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Legion XXIV has provided historical and instructional demonstrations for ancient history study classes at  local schools.     Roman Army organization,  battle tactics and history are described.   The accomplishments of the Roman Legions in building roads,  structures and aqueducts are discussed;   along with the dress,  armor, weapons and equipment used in the daily life of the Roman Legionary being demonstrated.   Students are given the opportunity to try on helmets  and armor as well as participate in battle tactics and formations.   These "hands-on" experiences have helped to bring ancient history alive for many school students.

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The Commander's adage is "Recruit Them Young for Rome!"  Here, a group of potential recruits poses under the gaze of Commander Marsallas at the conclusion of a School Demonstration.  The students always relish the opportunity to try on the helmets and armor, as the highlight of  Marsallas' classroom campaigns.    

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In March 2001,  Legion XXIV was in "Pictures" for a professional advertising movie/video session.  We were assisted by Members of Legion XX and were confronted by "barbarians" from the Barony of Settmour Swamp.   Our Legionaries, along with 25 movie extras, earned their "stripes" performing in 35 degree clear and windy weather, experiencing what the Legions of Rome encountered while defending the Frontiers of the Empire in Britain and Northern Europe.     

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        Outfitting a New Recruit         On Guard at Settmoor Swamp

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MEMBERSHIP  REGISTRATION  FORM             

Legion XXIV, stationed in the Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania Region;  is looking to recruit more than just a  "Few Good Romans",  both military and civilian, to assist in defending the Mid Atlantic Provincia of Ancient Rome.

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We invite you to visit our other pages and the sites of our allied Roman Legions, Suppliers and Historical Sites related to Ancient Rome.

***  ALPHABETICAL  INDEX   ***

***  Membership Registration Form   ***

***  School Demonstrations & Lectures  ***  Movie Page ***

***  Standards and Guidelines  ***  Events  ***  Equipment   ***

***  Photo Gallery Through Time  ***  Glossary  ***

***  Legion Links  ***  Historical Links  ***  Supplier Links  ***

***  Etruscan Time Line  ***  Republican Time Line  ***

***  Imperial Time Line  ***  Byzantine Time Line  ***

***  Rome History  ***  Legions of Imperial Rome  ***  Centurion Page  ***

***  Military Diploma of Discharge and Citizenship  *** 

***  Weapons  ***  Gladiators and the Arena  ***  Colosseum  ***

***  Lorica Armor Page  ***   Fasces Page  ***  Civilian Clothing  ***

***  Corbridge - A  Armor Diagram  ***  Corbridge - B  Armor Diagram  ***

***  Newstead  Armor Diagram  *** 

***  Ballista Page  ***  Catapulta Page  ***  Trebuchet Page  ***

***  Roman Imperial Forums  *** 

***  Constantine Speaks  ***  Constantine Colossus  ***

***  Roman Names  ***  Roman Numerals  ***  Arabic Numerals  ***

***  Roman Numeral Converter  ***  Roman Numeral Calculator  ***

***  Signums, Aquila, Vexillium   ***  Roman Calendar  ***

***  Rome Resurgens - NOVA ROMA - Rome ReBorn  ***

***  The New Millennium - Why No Year Zero - Date Trivia - First Computer?  ***

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***  StarGate 1 Jaffa Page  ***  Iraqi "Most Wanted" Playing Cards  ***

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***  Clone Trooper Page   ***  Imperial Cylon Page  ***   DragonCon  ***

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For more information  or  to join with us in   Legion XXIV and become a participant in recreating a period of history from long ago;  please contact

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Gallio  Velius  Marsallas  -  Praefectus / Commander

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