Today was the first day of Latin classes! In "Compositio" with Cavellus, we began reading Libelli Cavelli and practiced writing question and answers. In "Latina Loquenda" with Magister Gallagher, we practiced conversations and commands. And in "Occidat dum Imperet" with Magistra Carroll, we learned a bit about Agrippina and started reading some ancient sources about her.
This afternoon, we met with the Japanese Academy and practice speaking with them in Japanese. We even sang FELICEM NATALEM to Magister Gallagher! Then we had a visit from Campus Safety, in which we learned about the measures Randolph-Macon is taking to keep us safe - including some interesting side stories about former campus wildlife!
We learned about the Memoranda DVD and the play. Many of us plan to try out tomorrow afternoon!
We also had a scavenger hunt around campus, and are getting more confident about how to navigate all of our buildings. Then tonight Princeps / Magistra Wilkins delivered a lecture about our theme, "Gutta Cavat Lapidem." We talked about Ovid's original context for the quotation, as well as the way that the phrase has been used in other contexts. Our night ended with a fun trivia game - where the questions were entirely in Latin!
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