Today began like most other days here at academy: breakfast and then classes. In Loquenda, we discussed words we would need for our afternoon activity. In de scelere we watched Atreus enact his plan for bloody revenge. In oderint, we looked at wall paintings in various villas. After lunch, we all ventured to the library for quaestio. As a pleasant surprise the very FIRST GLA newspaper was distributed! It seems as though everyone thoroughly enjoyed this student-run publication. We'd like to give a shoutout to Magistra Ghosheh for hatching this idea and supervising the production of it!
Finally, we all gathered anxiously in the atrium for instructions on our longest (6 hours!) activity of the day. We were grouped into our provinces, and the Bellum Mercium (commodity wars) commenced. This game is far too complicated to explain fully in this blog post, but, to put it simply, this game involved conquering other lands, trading with other provinces, and declaring war. Congrats to Rome, who emerged victorious at the end. Even though it was stressful and tense at times, you can rest assured that everyone had a exceptional experience!
The game left us all super tired, but we should be well-rested for tomorrow's adventures, which include going to see MacBeth!
- Caroline and Britney
This blog will document the MMXVII session of the Virginia Governor's Latin Academy. After elections are held, the aediles will be responsible for its upkeep.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice Phone: (804) 496-1589
c/o Governor's Latin Academy
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005
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
Censors: Xavier W. and Frances H.
Consuls: Hannah K. and Sayeed A.
Praetor: Jake B. and Claire M.
Aedile: Britney P. and Caroline M. (that’s us!)
Tribune: Ana S. and Min Jae K.
Quaestor: Anna L. and Charlie M-B