Roman Legionary - Roman Empire

Program Categories
Costumes, Educational Programs, Historical Programs and Characters, Miscellaneous, Museums

Audience Age
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.


$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


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
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Holden Senior Center (contact C. Nelson)
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Peabody Essex Museum (contact M. Winikates)
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Boston College High School (contact E. Penarubia)
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Valley View School (contact S. Longvall)
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Exeter High School (contact E. Ellis, Latin)
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Bancroft School (contact H. Hall-Alicandro)
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 (508) 853-2640

Franklin Pierce University (contact J. Donelan
Rindge, NH
 (603) 899-4000

Rice Public Library (Jennifer Kelley)
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Oblate Retirement Home
Tewksbury, MA

Old Sturbridge Village (contact Jim O'Brien)
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Performer’s Contact Information

Andy Volpe: Art & History

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

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