Today was a tiring day of fun and Latin. We started off with the typical classes, followed quickly by a dress rehearsal for Mostellaria. After that, we became togate and prepared for Mercatus. Once we finished preparations, we went to dinner.
Then, it was time for Mercatus. First came a scavenger hunt for the facts we've been filling our province boards with, followed up by judging the boards for province points. Finally, we began to by and sell the products we've been making in arts for the past two and a half weeks. This activity was in full Roman dress and was conducted in only Latin. For a full hour and a half we awakened a dead language and had the time of our lives. From Polaroid pictures with the gladiator Chaddus Maximus to fighting off gators in the back waters of Hispania, there was never a dull moment. Throughout the night, laughs and the shouting of "fur!" [thief!] could be heard echoing throughout the room.
Hot off the heels of Mercatus, we do not yet have the night's pictures. So, in addition to the pictures for tomorrow's trip to The VMFA, we'll upload those late.
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