So today, we're all moving out of our rooms. And we're all really sad about it, but so much happened yesterday that needs to be shared!
First of all, there was the play, which was the best it's ever been! And there were many laughs (and perhaps a few tears :o) among the cast. Then we had our reception in Brock Commons, with all of you guys. It was amazing to see you all. After that, we had our final meal together, our banquet, and many heartfelt words and tears were shared among friends. We had a dance party afterwards, and that was undoubtedly one of our best times here.
Believe it or not, we're a family now, and nothing will keep us from organizing our reunions at JCL, or even out in the ocean, deep sea fishing. From now on, small things we do will remind us of our time here, like playing certain songs on the guitar, or snuggling with our friends. Nothing will be the same. But we will miss each other, and until we see each other again, it will be as though a part of us is missing, and nothing else can fill it.
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