Today we went on a field trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and it. Was. AMAZING. We went on a scavenger hunt in our provinces, and then ate and explored the museum in small groups. We had so much fun there, especially in the outside exhibit, which was beautiful. When we got back we had our first play rehearsal in the theater, and also began to pack up to go home. The latter made us both excited and sad, because we are so conflicted about whether we really want to go home after getting to know everyone so well.
After dinner we played Certagon, which is kind of like Quizbowl, a competition of the brains. In the end, Team Clytemnestra, composed of Arjun, Will, and Jinna, won. Congratulations to them, they really earned their win! Afterwards, a panel comprised of our beloved Academy staff gave us lots of advice on college, the Classics, and life. We are so thankful that they did that for us! Please enjoy some pictures of our trip to the museum! And don't forget to plan for events on Saturday and Sunday!
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