July 13th, 2017
Today, we had our final field trip of the Governor's Latin Academy to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! After a brief bus trip, we began with a quick tour of galleries containing art related to what we have been studying these past weeks in our art classes. The tour concluded and each province then began to work on a scavenger hunt. This hunt was tantum Latine, and took us through several regions: Asia, Africa, and Pre-Columbian North America. After a delightful lunch from the museum's cafe, we were allowed to explore the museum in groups of three. Unfortunately, we had to leave all too soon in order to fit in all of today's activities.
When we returned to campus, we had a brief quaestio period, after which people went to either Memoranda or play practice. The Memoranda team continued to make progress on their work, and the newspaper team readied their second edition. The play had its first practice in the auditorium; yet another successful run-through with costumes and music! The only things left to add are the set backdrops which the set design group has been working hard on for weeks!
After dinner, everyone gathered in Fox Hall for a GLA twist on certamen, known as Certagon. Each group of three students competed with two other groups, and this went on for three rounds. Each round consists of 8 questions related to things we've learned here at Academy. For the grand finale, we gathered in the theater where the top 3 teams competed to be the champion, congratulations, Erynies!
With Certagon having been concluded, we had a discussion about studying classics in college and beyond. Our teachers and RAs thoughtfully answered our questions and gave us some insight on studying classics and using it beyond school. While we had a fun, eventful day, we are excited (and sad at the same time) about having our LAST day of Latin classes tomorrow.
- Britney and Caroline
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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