We have completed our second week and it seems like it's been no time at all! But it's true, and, while we will all miss seeing the friends we've made everyday, we are also extremely excited to go home to our families - and our phones ;)
Today was a very relaxing day, and we didn't do much, but it was also very fun. We had play practice and Greek drill, followed by more preparation for our Mercatus Traiani, or our Trojan Market. We ended the day with a celebration of the passing week, and a ping pong tournament in the dorm. Good night to all!
Play practice! Have you all made plans to come to the play on 2 pm Saturday July 16th? Check the last page of the student packet (found under "Materials") for a formal invitation!
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