Imagine the Green Berets, Special Forces, and Navy Seals combined into one unbeatable unit. That is the famous Tenth Legion that Caesar loved and used to subdue Gaul. What sort of man does it take to lead a unit like this? It has to be someone brave and fearless. Meet Gaius Crastinus, first spear centurion of the Tenth!
The moment Centurion Crastinus marches onto the stage, he commands your attention as he sees if you have what it takes to join his legion. Depending on the performance you choose, he will either take you into the barbaric land of 1st century B.C. Gaul and Caesar's campaign of conquest or lead you from the victory of Gaul through the upheaval of the Roman civil war between Caesar and Pompey. With either presentation, Centurion Crastinus will make sure that you learn the details of life in the army of late Republican Rome. You will come to respect the business end of the Roman spear and sword. You will discover how the great Roman shield could be used both defensively and offensively. At the end, a few lucky audience members will get the chance to prove themselves with practice swords, but only one will be chosen as the newest recruit of Legio X. Do you have what it takes?
Time: 30-45 minutes, with Q & A following
Audience: Small or large group