Today we had our penultimate round of Greek classes and after lunch, enjoyed a guest lecture by Dr. John Miller from UVA. Then we had our final Greek Drill and set up our province stalls for Mercatus Traiani. Then after a dinner in Roman garb, we finally got to enjoy the market and buy and sell province products from each other-entirely in Latin! We don't have pictures of the event yet, but here's a list of what each province sold. Ask your students on closing day what province they were part of and how they made their products.
Britannia: Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, and Rings
Germania: Amber and Runesticks
Ephesus: Oil Lamps and Good-Luck Charms
Gallia: Torcs, Flower Crowns, Magic Spells
Athens: Owl amulets
Alexandria: Scarab Charms, Papyrus
Carthage: Clay Pots, Purple Scarves, Paper Elephants
During the marketplace, Douglas from Gallia also sold calligraphy writings of our names and Graham from Athens sold tarot card readings done completely in Latin! Some students also made special announcements for special deals or auctions. It was a very engaging, immersive, and fun-filled event. The expression depicted on Mitch's pot from Monday's Greek vase-painting says it all. Thanks for supporting us through everything. We'll see you soon!
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