One week has already passed! Eheu!
A correction on the Legio XX post: after Legio XX's visit, we worked on paper-based province mosaics. After dinner, we worked on individual, tile-based mosaics. They are separate projects. Guess we should have heeded the words of Caesar and avoided writing about the matter within the matter itself :) (De Bello Gallico Book V, Chapter 33).
Today was a wonderful conclusion to the week, with some free time in the morning, Greek classes after lunch, and a viewing of the film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Last night, Magister Cavedo entertained us with a reading of the start to his story, and we enjoyed hearing some more after the film.
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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