Instead of going to our usual classes after ientaculum (breakfast), we all gathered in the atrium to prepare for our journey to the Virginia Capitol building! After a bus ride full of some singing, some conversation, and much excitement, we arrived at the foot of the large hill which holds the immense Roman-style Capitol building. The buses were unloaded, we met our tour guide (Mark), and we made it through the metal detector with minimal delays. Our first stops was the old Senate and Delegate wings. We were even allowed to see the current Senate and House wings because they were not in session. We took some group pictures outside, and were then on our way to our next stop: Maymont.
Lunch was eaten under the shade of some low-hanging trees. Some frolicked through the flower gardens, others played with frisbees, and some sat relaxed on the grass. We were then surprised with a delicious treat: gelato! Everyone trudged back onto the buses (the trip drained us all), and we were delighted to learn that we would have free time when we returned to the campus.
Dinner was had, and we celebrated a birthday: felicem diem natalem, Jake! Dr. Natoli then spoke to us about Roman, female writers. A very fascinating topic to discuss! This was followed by play practice and Memoranda work. The night came to a close with everyone gathering together: opening letters, playing card games, and discussing the day's events and those that are to come. We had a super full day, we should all sleep very well tonight to become rejuvenated for tomorrow's events!
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