Today started off an hour later than usual with a nice warm-up with the Japanese Academy led by Magister Cavedo. We stretched our bodies to prepare for the day's intense activities with this warm-up. Next, we fueled up for the day with a Roman-style breakfast. Afterwards, we learned about the inaugural Silk Road Games, were divided into our teams, and began the games!
First, we started with a vigorous game of sharks and minnows. Next, an impromptu art contest was held. We were required to create a piece that unified the respective cultures of each academy. We then competed in a four-part relay race, which consisted of a 3-legged race, wheelbarrow walking, balancing an egg on a spoon, and sprinting. The penultimate activity was a trivia contest about pretty much anything and everything. We concluded the games with a water balloon toss that shortly turned into a water balloon fight.
After a delectable lunch, catered by Baker's Crust, we took a break for some rest time, and the reconvened for some less physically taxing games. After a delicious pizza dinner, we gathered in the theater along with the Japanese Academy to watch Spirited Away. Many were excited to view this Japanese film, which tells a heartfelt story about a small girl growing up.
We had so much fun this Independence Day, however, we're excited to get back to our normal routine of classes tomorrow. Unfortunately, this means our day starts at 8 tomorrow!
-Britney and Caroline
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