Today began with Greek classes. Having declined nouns in Greek, analyzed Hellenistic art, and learned about the Roman naming system, we grabbed a quick lunch and did some more Greek drills. Then we grouped up with our provinces to begin our in-depth Mercatus project. We began this academy-long activity by researching our designated province. Next, we either practiced for the play or worked on Memoranda. Dinner was eaten, and then we were off to our next activity: cooking!
All of us congregated in the nearby church and were called into the kitchen province by province. First, while many were busy making dough for bread, others lined up by the piano to have a jam session! Next, lentil soup was started, followed by tzatziki sauce and moretum. Arm-wrestling matches were held, origami was folded, and Greek was studied by those who weren't in the kitchen. It was an enjoyable experience for all!
- Caroline & Britney
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