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Scipio assumes command in the fight against the Carthaginians (26/09/2019)

Hundreds of people witnessed last night, September 25, the election of Scipio as leader of the fight against the Carthaginian Hannibal in his dispute over Rome.

This is what the Senate wanted on the stage installed in the esplanade of the Port of Cartagena, where the great majority of acts of the Carthaginian and Roman celebrations are being represented.

After a meeting with his wife, Lady Emilia Paula, the general met with the generals of the Roman army, where he proposed as leader of the legions in the battles, being elected by the Roman Senate, chaired by José Moreno, in a show loaded with light, color and the already well-known atmosphere of Ancient Rome.

The representation was attended by the mayor of Festejos, Juan Pedro Torralba, along with the Councilor for Culture, Carlos Piñana.

The feast of the Great Latin Fair staged the end of the night and the events of Wednesday, when the celebration was moved to the festive camp, where a variety of traditional foods such as crumbs, dates with honey, michirones or mulsum, the wine of the Empire were arranged Roman.

Emilia Paula was the first to try the delicacies, which served as a tribute to the legions on the occasion of the attack on Qart-Hadast.

This act, in addition to the Councilor for Culture, was attended by the Vice Mayor, Noelia Arroyo, along with the mayor Delegate of Sports, Diego Ortega.


The opening of the vintage market also took place last Wednesday at the hands of the councilor of Festejos, which will be open near the Cartagonova stadium in the Vallejo Alberola park next to the festive camp until the end of the festivities on Sunday 29.

In it you can taste all kinds of foods from this historical era such as roast meat, sweets, nuts, breads or biscuits in a total of 120 stalls set and characterized according to the celebrations, along with jewelry and health products and cosmetics or handicrafts .


The little ones had their day at the fair, where there were also activities organized by various Troops and Legions in the 'Aspar Tests versus Ludi Romani' that were also held in the festive camp, where the musical group La Murga also performed.

As an activity related to environmental awareness, children could change a plastic bottle in exchange for a ticket to the fair.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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