Be prepared for the time of your life! This is an experience like none other. I can't recall all the specific things that made GLA amazing, but I can say with certainty that those three weeks (which will also be your future three weeks) is like going on a fantastical whirlwind adventure that leaves you breathless and excited with every memory and every friend made.
I know the following comment will be absolute sacrilege, however, I hope that you will be receptive in what I wish to share: leave your cell phone and devices at home. I know, I know, I went through the exact same thought process as you are going through right now. As true as that may be, I challenge you take a step back and look at the here and now: where you are at, who you are with, what you are doing. Devote your time to creating bonds with the people who will be around you, including your roommate, your peers, your RAs (us!), and your teachers. You have this AMAZING opportunity to immerse yourself into a community that all shares a common bond: a love of Classics. Three weeks will surprisingly be gone like the wind, so...
Experience these moments.
Forage life-long friendships.
With that said, you will have the opportunity to do things the old-fashioned way: SNAILMAIL and CAMERA. That’s right! Some things to consider:
Some other things to consider bringing to make your experience at GLA amazing and comfortable:
Kelly Hart (RA)
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