Massachusetts Programs & Performers Directory : Program Description

Roman Legionary - Roman Empire

Program Categories: * Costumes * Educational Programs * Historical Programs and Characters * Miscellaneous * Museums
Audience:13 - Adult

Learn about the life and times of a Roman Legionary soldier during the Roman Empire in the 1st Century AD/CE. In this unique and engaging presentation, Andy Volpe wearing carefully researched reproduction arms and armor, discusses the life of a soldier, their training and their arms and armor. Included is audience participation discussing the battle tactics of the Romans, and where Hollywood usually gets it wrong.

Optionally, the program can be shortened to 15-20 minutes to open up for a Q&A session; and on request reproduction helmets and other items may be brought to be examined and handled.

Fee:$290. $290 for 1, 1 Hour program with milage including tolls and parking if applicable added; or 2+ programs at $400 mileage included.
Group Size:up to 200
Program Length:30 minutes to 1 Hour
Facility Requirements:1 table for display items, apx. 10 feet square, 12 foot ceiling for movement. Auditorium, gym or classroom (private changing area for classroom requested)
Last Modified:03/16/2014
Comments:Reproduction weapons will not be handled by the audience at any time; wooden practice weapons will be utilized and will be under direct supervision by the presenter.

Optionally reproduction artifacts such as helmets, armor, wax tablets, etc. may be brought to be examined and handled.

Recent Library/School Appearances by Andy Volpe: Art & History:

Boston Public Library - East Boston branch East Boston, MA 617-569-0271
Holden Senior Center (contact C. Nelson) Holden, MA (508) 210-5570
The Oaks mansion (DAR Chapter House) Worcester, MA (508) 797-3530
Peabody Essex Museum (contact M. Winikates) Salem, MA (508) 745-9500
Boston College High School (contact E. Penarubia) Boston, MA (617) 436-3900
Valley View School (contact S. Longvall) North Brookfield, MA (508) 867-6690
Exeter High School (contact E. Ellis, Latin) Exeter, NH (603) 395-2400
Bancroft School (contact H. Hall-Alicandro) Worcester, MA (508) 853-2640
Franklin Pierce University (contact J. Donelan Rindge, NH (603) 899-4000

Performer’s Contact Information:

Andy Volpe: Art & History

Andrew Volpe
34 Douglas Rd
Bldg. B Red Brick Mill
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Phone: (508) 344-5764
Web Site:
Preferred Contact Method: Email
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