It is hard to believe that academy begins in just a little over a week. As you are packing and preparing, please keep a few things in mind:
Okay, now that stuff is out of the way, I want to talk to you about Roman Garb. We will have several immersion activities that require you to wear Roman Garb. There are many simple patterns and ideas in the sidebar. Please put some effort into making your garb as authentic as possible. This does not mean to spend a lot of money or hire a seamstress. I have made several of these patterns with little to no sewing ability (really none at all- you can ask anyone in my family). But please do keep in mind that we are attempting to explore Roman daily life and not hosting fraternity parties (don't with the floral sheet- just don't). :)
I'm so excited to meet you all and to get GLA MMXVI underway! I hope you are as well!
P.S. Early is on-time. On-time is late. Late is unacceptable.
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