It's been a whole week that we've been together! We all feel as though it has flown by, but we still have 2 weeks to look forward to! We all enjoyed being able to sleep in this morning, at least a little. After lunch, we were each allowed 45 minutes on something we have not been in contact with for what seems like an eternity: the Internet. After a bit of study time as well, we headed off to our classes.
In mores we finished discussing Roman household gods and then moved on to types of housing in Rome, which depended on your class and wealth. In our class on Hellenistic art, we learned about court culture and how it influenced Hellenistic art. Finally, in Greek, we learned how to conjugate verbs in the present tense. After dinner, we all headed to the theater to see our second movie.
The movie, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, had everyone laughing throughout the entire film. We were able to see the stock characters that will be appearing in our own play! Again, we the Aediles, highly recommend this movie. Additionally, we highly recommend that you come see our play, Miles Gloriosus, on the 15th!
Having finished our first week at Academy, we participated in an activity known as Volifolium, a tradition handed down from generation to generation. We've all thoroughly enjoyed this first week together, and cannot wait to enjoy more activities in the next two weeks!
- Caroline and 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