Today we took a field trip to Virginia's Capitol building in Richmond and learned about the history of the building. We also learned that Thomas Jefferson was greatly inspired by Ancient Roman architecture, which was the style he used when designing the Capitol building in Richmond. Then we travelled to Maymont mansion and explored the gardens after eating wonderful sandwiches from Baker's Crust, kindly paid for by the Academy. It was a busy day: while playing, Ben G. and our RA Rob scraped their fingers, but are okay, thankfully. Later, the Academy also treated us to delicious gelato at DeLuca Gelato, run by a former Latin teacher and Latin Academy alumnus!
Progress of the play is underway, and we will begin planning for our in-Academy marketplace tonight.
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