Sorry for the absence of a blog post yesterday, we got back to Randolph-Macon quite late after from the play. But what a play it was! We enjoyed A Merchant of Venice by Quill Theater at Agecroft Hall. Prior to the performance, Dr. Fred Franko, an academy teacher for several years, and Dr. Matthew Radford Davies, playing Shylock in the play, visited us to discuss the evolution of Plautus's material in Shakespeare's plays and to discuss the sensitive material and controversy in Merchant and other plays.
Today we enjoyed a Roman dinner featuring entertainment from all our provinces. The acts were wonderful and featured several surprises. For instance, in the part Johnnie played for Carthage's skit, he had to dress as a Roman woman, and he performed his role extraordinarily well. Alexandria also had an amazing Province Roast, which had all of us in tears of laughter. All the acts were great and you'll get to hear more about the dinner from your student and maybe even see bits of it on the Memoranda DVD. Then we enjoyed more of Mr. Cavedo's stories and a talent show, featuring our Tribunes Kirby Ann and Will as MCs.
We think that two of the lines from a section in Menaechmi on the handout given to us by Dr. Franko is especially punny. and here it is:
"Because of this, they call the city Epidamnus,
For no one leave unscathed, 'un-epidamaged.'"
Here's a photo from Thursday's Bellum Mercium, or Commodity Wars:
This blog will document the MMXVI session of the Virginia Governor's Latin Academy. After elections are held, the aediles will be responsible for its upkeep.
Download these and use them to help with packing:
GLA Clothing Checklist
GLA Essentials Checklist
GLA School Supplies & Optional Checklist
Again, these are not required and I would only get one from each category, if any.
a. Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency
b. Cassell's Concise Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
c. Collins Latin Concise Dictionary
a. Homeric Greek: A Book for Beginners
b. Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon Abridged
c. Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary
Daily Life Books
a. Everyday Life in Ancient Rome
b. Peoples of the Roman World
c. A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome
d. Daily Life in the Roman City
You will need Roman clothing for several of our activities. You might not always have much time between these events, so you might want to bring more than one outfit.
An Overview I & II
Simple Tunica, Stola, and Palla Patterns
Legio XX's Civilian Clothing
Another Simple Dress Pattern
Simple Tunic and Toga Patterns
Legio XX's Military Clothing
Officers of the Academy
Consules: Mitch and Graham
Censores: Liz and Blake
Praetores: Bryant and Elizabeth Ne
Aediles: Kathryn and Anshu
Tribunes: Kirby Ann and Will
Quaestores: Analise and Ben G