The MMXVI Governor's Latin Academy Staff met on April 16, 2016 in beautiful Ashland, Virginia. We decided on a theme, a t-shirt design, class names, provinces, field trips, guest speakers, and to keep the timeline of the Antonine Emperors pictured in the header. Some of the staff traveled from Georgia and Colorado and others joined us virtually. As always, thanks to RMC and Professor Natoli for their hospitality and help! This academy is shaping up to be awesome already!
As you prepare for academy, please use the resources on the sidebar to the right. There are links on how to make Roman garb, contact information, checklists for packing, suggested books list, and my twitter feed on updates in the classical world. And as you prepare, please do not hesitate to email or call me with any questions or concerns.
Finally, please adhere to the deadlines for forms. The information in them is very important to structuring the academy. A calendar is located in the links above with relevant dates.
I hope you are as excited as I am to convene the MMXVI Governor's Latin Academy! Remember,
"NIHIL NIMIS/ΜΗΔΕΝ ΑΓΑΝ."
Princeps, GLA MMXVI
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