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Ludi Florae - April 28th to May 3rd - Contest

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:55 pm
by Paullus Aemilius Gallus
Salvete Romans!

Soon, from April 28th to May 3rd, we will celebrate the Ludi Florae in honor of the Godess Flora.

Flora was a goddess of flowers and the festival generally begins to bloom in the spring.
Romans celebrated Floralia with theatrical presentations entertainment, including mimes, naked actresses, and prostitutes. After the theatrical performances, the celebration continued in the Circus Maximus with games. Prostitutes participated as well by mocking games (gladiators fights) in the circus. Animals were also set free and beans scattered to ensure fertility. The celebration in honor of Flora included floral wreaths worn in the hair.

The Ludi Florae had a licentious and pleasure-seeking atmosphere and were plebeian in nature.

As Plebeian Aedile, it is my responsibility and honor to organize and present you the Ludi Florae.
This year, there will be no poetry contest since not all Roman citizens have sufficient knowledge of English. The Ludi will be celebrated through a photo contest open to all.

Contest rules:
The photography must relate to any of the following themes: Flora, rebirth, spring, flowers, vegetables, theater, dance, mime and of course, must be related to Rome and the Roman Republic.
Since we are also celebrating today, the 23rd of April, the Vinalia, I would like to add another theme to this contest: wine!

Each contestant may submit up to 2 pictures.

All submissions must be received by the 3rd of May midnight. The winners shall be announced on the 4th.

I will be the only judge of the contest.

The winner will receive an authentic and unidentified roman coin probably without any value but a sentimental one. A real copper coin used by our ancestors! If I have time, I will investigate and hopefully find which kind of coin it is... Please see below.

I didn’t check yet but I think that, as Plebeian Aedile, I’m able to transfer denarii. If so, the 3 first places will be awarded with denarii.
First place: 90 denarii
Second place: 60 denarii
Third place: 30 denarii

Thank a lot for your participation and may Flora inspire you!
We look forward to seeing your photographs!

Paullus Aemilius Gallus
Plebeian Aedile Major

Re: Ludi Florae - April 28th to May 3rd - Contest

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:22 am
by Lucius Aurelius Curio
Curio Sal.

Here are my entries for the competition.

Re: Ludi Florae - April 28th to May 3rd - Contest

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 am
by Aula Flavia Philippa


Re: Ludi Florae - April 28th to May 3rd - Contest

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 11:06 pm
by Paullus Aemilius Gallus
Salvete omnes,

Thank you Philippa and Curio for your participation to the contest!

The first price is for Curio with his Transborealis Silva’s banner and the daffodils.
Philippa gets the second price with her poppies and the fort.

I will transfer the denarii as soon as I come back home on Wednesday.

In the meantime, you can both give me per PM your mail address so I can send you a roman coin.


Re: Ludi Florae - April 28th to May 3rd - Contest

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 pm
by Paullus Aemilius Gallus
Dinarii have been transferred!

Curio got 90 dinarii for his photo:
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Philippa got 60 dinarii for her photo:
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Now, you have have enough money to pay your 2018 tax! Haha.

Curio, I will send you the coin on Monday.
Philippa, it's now up to you to get yours.