Saturday, August 29, 2009

A class in gladiator fighting skills

Every child should have a chance to learn Latin commands and stride forth to battle as a Roman Legionnaire, no? Arles, aka Arlate, has a Roman Peplum Festival the last week of August. Old Hollywood movies such as Spartacus, or Cleopatra, more recent choices such as Monty Python's life of Brian, or striking and violent versions of Medea starring the legendary opera great grace the screen of the Antique Theatre. Roman soldiers practice their manoeuvres all over town. A once Roman town is so again.

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