At Latin Academy you will find that most of the time there will be activities to keep you busy, but occasionally you will have some amount of Otium or free time. This time will be yours to relax and get some of your work done, but I wanted to make some suggestions on things to bring for those bits of free time.
Personally I very much enjoy reading to relax so I highly recommend bringing along some books to read for pleasure when you have the spare time. We will also often have access to a field during these times so for those that want to be active a frisbee, soccer ball, football, or other sporting equipment might come in handy. Many students have also enjoyed using this time to play music so if you have an instrument that you enjoy playing it may be smart to bring it, plus it gives you the opportunity to help with the music in the play. For indoor activity bringing cards may be something that you enjoy. During Otium we may even try to play some Roman games!
This time can also be excellent for reviewing and practicing what you are learning in your classes at the academy. The work can pile up and while you will have dedicated study times built in, supplementing with other parts of the schedule will help you to stay ahead and make the classes more manageable.
Hopefully this helps you as you pack, I will see you all on Sunday!
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