Ludi Megalenses Q. Arrio (III) A. Tullia consulibus

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Festivities are in full flight and open to all Nova Roma citizens and guests, participate!
To see the live posts and how to enter, read the posts and announcements in our Mailing Forum or see them in our Facebook Group.

Theater Play Tribute Live

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Hosted by C. Petronius Stephanus Turpilianus, quaestor

Theater plays were the most traditional element in the Ludi Megalenses, and this year we have prepared something special: a live presentation of a theater play from Shakespeare!


Munera Gladiatoria Live

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Hosted by C. Aurelius Cotta Iovius, aedilis plebis

Honor Magna Mater, participate, MAKE YOUR BETS, and win Census Points in Nova Roma as a prize! Aedilis plebis M. Aurelius Cotta Iovius presents you for these current Ludi Megalenses, a LIVE GLADIATORIAL GAMES, held in fact some years ago, but made from footage that has never been published previously, but for the current Ludi Megalenses only! The aedilis M. Cotta is the lanista of the FAMILIA GLADIATORIA PANNONICA (Hungary), and gladiators from this group are presented for your entertainment, Quirites! What is special in these gladiatorial games, that the ENDING IS MISSING from the fight. The result is still open, and YOU ARE INVITED TO MAKE YOUR BETS! Aedilis M. Cotta offers you one fight for the current Megalesia, and you can bet who was the winner in that. The person who makes the most accurate bets, or if there are more players who make equally accurate bets, one of them chosen by lot, will receive the prize: 3 Census Points for the bet winner, 2 CP for the second best, and 1 CP for the third best.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? Watch this munera gladiatoria video of the Familia Gladiatoria Pannonica in which VELOX, the hoplomachus (half-naked with red feathers on his helmet) and ARCHILLA, the murmillo (the gladiatrix girl in blue clothes) will fight in honor of the current Ludi Megalenses. After watching it, make your bets on the following TWO THINGS:

(1) Who will win the fight, Velox or Archilla?
(2) What will the audience judge to the loser, "life" or "death"?

Write your bets in comment to the this post (or in the mailing forum of Nova Roma).


Ludi Circenses: Virtual Chariot Race

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Hosted by A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis

We will be running the traditional (virtual) chariot race on April 10th, the traditional Roman date of Megalesia chariot races. If you are interested in participating, please send the following information to: (details in the forums, see above):

Certamen Latinum

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Hosted by Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, quaestor

The Ludi Megalenses celebrate Magna Mater, one of the patrons of ancient Rome and Nova Roma. If we want to prove worthy of the Roman name, we shall undertake virtuous efforts! One such effort could be learning Latin. But wait, what? Effort!? But when it's pure joy! And what is our Roman identity, without Roman language? Have you ever tried to learn some bits of Latin? Do you think it is impossibly hard and difficult? Let's see, and you will find that your fears will prove false! Participate in the Certamen Latinum, and learn that Latin is learnable! There will be 5 questions in total distributed in 4 days including today, but today on the first day we will have 2 questions out of the 5, the two introductory questions. Details, questions, rules and everything is here, click on the link:

Certamen De Picturis

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Hosted by A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis

As part of our celebration of the Megalesia, we are having a three-part quiz on identifying images of ancient sites. All citizens and friends of Nova Roma are invited to participate. Please send your responses in English to the email address "arthur.f.waite (at)", including the words "Certamen de Picturis" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be 6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Saturday, April 10th. Publicly sharing the answers prior to this deadline will lead to disqualification. Details, questions, rules and everything is here, click on the link:

Ispe Dixit Quiz

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Hosted by P. Annaeus Constantinus Placidus, aedilis curulis

Below here you will find the links to the questions for the new LUDI MEGALENSES edition of the long running quiz IPSE DIXIT, a linguistic and cultural challenge based on Latin quotations - famous and relatively obscure, literary and poetical, classical and modern - all kinds! Each item will feature questions, and each question will feature a score. The challenge is, of course, scoring as many points as possible. So, citizens, join us in our journey along the illustrious linguistic footsteps of our ancestors and not only, for a bit of fun and - why not? - a bit of learning as well. You can access all quiz questions for these ludi here:

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