Vladimir Popov, PharmD

Member of EXARC since
E-mail address
vld_popov [at] abv.bg
Crafts & Skills

My name is Vladimir Popov, Chairman of the Association for Antique Reconstructions "Mos Maiorum Ulpiae Serdicae". I am the one of pioneers of Roman re-enactment in Bulgaria - in 2007 I was the first, who had started reconstruction of Roman legionary from period of Trajan's Dacian Wars. My interests are also Late Roman military equipment, and Roman medicine. I am the first re-enactor in my country, who explore, recreate and study medicinal herbs and ways of treatment, described in the Ancient sources.

I have extensive experience of participation with similar organizations in my country and abroad /in Italy, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Russia/. Also I have frequently organized and supported the re-enactment and Living History festivals in Sofia, Plovdiv, Kyustendil, Kabyle, Stara Zagora, Razgrad, Garmen and Nikyup. I have a very big experience in preparation and realization of various Antiquity events, which demonstrates the different elements of life - crafts, cuisine, medicine, entertainment and games, rituals, everyday items and more.

On 08.06.2016 Me and my friends founded the Association for Antique Reconstructions "Mos Maiorum Ulpiae Serdicae" in Sofia. This is the first Late Antiquity reenactment group in Bulgaria, dedicated to representation and promotion of the Roman and Goth legacy.

The group combines historical interests of our members and implementation of accurate reconstructions of Roman and Goth rituals, clothing, and weaponry. We are making our research, including exploration, study and analysis of Late Antiquity sources and gathering the information about life in the 4 and 6th centuries.

We are participating in meetings, forums, festivals, various museum events and celebrations, and more. The aim is to attract public attention to our hobby, to make the Ancient history more popular and to cultivate interest among the younger generation.

Our greatest success till now is the organization and management of the most historically accurate Ancient Roman Festival in Bulgaria: ”Nike - The Game and the Victory:
Also we are preparing to organize Ancient Festival „SERDICA IS MY ROME“ the first festival of Antiquity in Sofia.
The project for the conduction of the festival of Ancient Heritage ‘Serdica is my Rome“ is the only one of its kind dedicated to the ancient history of Sofia. The audience of the capital is familiar with similar events in the country and abroad and its interest is markedly high. The unique event of this event is its colorful and rich program, which in a casual way will introduce the viewer to a period that is of utmost importance to the native and European ancient history. Our ancient legacy is impressive and deserves to be adequately represented. The idea for this festival, dedicated to the ancient history of Sofia is to being held in the days of the European Cultural Heritage 20-23 Sept. 2019