Salvete omnes! We apologize for not having a post up yesterday, we got home very late after an eventful day. Yesterday was a pretty normal day until post cenam, from which we departed from the campus and headed for Agecroft Hall. We were fortunate as we got to see the opening performance of Macbeth! We all thoroughly enjoyed the show, and we were able to observe techniques that gave us ideas for our own performance.
Today, we had our usual classes in which we learned about the artwork of the Domus Aurea, read about more details on Atreus's evil plans, and learned the basic lingo that is used in a marketplace setting. After lunch, we had a wonderful guest speaker, Dr. Erika Damer. Dr. Damer spoke about Roman graffiti and how it is discovered, translated, and how it can be easily accessible to many. In fact, if you would like to check this out, you can go to ancientgraffiti.org . All of us were captivated by Dr. Damer's great lecture. After this, we split up and did play practice and Memoranda. Everything went well, and the actors/actresses did a great job being off-book for the first time!
Later in the evening, we all gathered in our provinces to prepare for convivium. We made centerpieces, nametags, came up with skits to perform while everyone ate, and finally dressed up in our best Roman attire. The dinner party was fantastic, we all sat in our provinces and dined while other provinces performed their creative skits to everyone. A fun time was had by all, and more was to be had a bit later during nugae!
During our second nugae, we played charades, a game called mafia, and played duck-duck-goose. We all had a blast, and then prepared for epistulae, which we didn't get to have last night since we got back so late. We ended the day delighted to hear from our loved ones and we cannot wait to sleep in tomorrow morning!
- 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