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Roman Legionary - Roman Empire

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Costumes, Educational Programs, Historical Programs and Characters, Miscellaneous, Museums, Technology

Audience Age
13 - Adult


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Online Program Option:  Students (and Teachers) can email me a set of questions that I then answer, making use of my collection of historical replicas, as well as presenting while wearing my Roman Legionary armor and clothing.  I am also looking to develop or offer a Virtual/Live program.  Please contact me for more.

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.


Online/Pre-Recorded Program pricing:  Please contact me.

$290 for 1, 1 Hour program with milage including tolls and parking if applicable added; or 2+ programs at $400 mileage included.

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Group Size
up to 200

Program Length
30 minutes to 1 Hour

Facility Requirements

(Live Program) 1 table for display items, apx. 10 feet square, 12 foot ceiling for movement. Auditorium, gym or classroom (private changing area for classroom requested)

(Online/Pre-recorded) A set of questions from students.

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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

Holden Senior Center (contact C. Nelson; Roman Legionary and Medieval Artist programs)
Holden, MA

The Oaks mansion (Daughters of the American Revolution Bigelow Chapter House; Paul Revere / Intaglio Printmaking demos)
Worcester, MA

Peabody Essex Museum (contact M. Winikates; Medieval Artist hands-on display)
Salem, MA

Boston College High School (contact E. Penarubia; Roman Legionary programs)
Boston, MA

Valley View School (contact S. Longvall; Roman Legionary programs)
North Brookfield, MA

Exeter High School (contact E. Ellis, Latin; Roman Legionary programs)
Exeter, NH

Bancroft School (contact H. Hall-Alicandro; Medieval Artist program)
Worcester, MA

Franklin Pierce University (contact J. Donelan; Roman Legionary and Medieval Artist)
Rindge, NH

Rice Public Library (Jennifer Kelley; Roman Legionary)
Kittery, ME

Oblate Retirement Home (Roman Legionary program)
Tewksbury, MA

Old Sturbridge Village (contact Jim O'Brien; Printmaking/Intaglio Printing demonstrations)
Sturbridge, MA

Leach Library (contact: Donna Plante; Roman Legionary program)
Londonderry, NH

American Inn Retirement Living (contact: Elizabeth Demerski; Roman Legionary program)
Southwick, MA

Mashantucket Pequot Museum (Printmaking in New England 1600-1770 demonstration)
Ledyard, CT

Storrs Library
Longmeadow, MA

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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