June 26th, 2017
Three of Academy's classes began today! There was de Scelere, where we learned about Seneca the Younger and his play Thyestes. We also attended Latina Loquenda and practiced basic conversational skills and introductory phrases... in Latin! In oderint dum metuant, we were introduced to two authors - Lucan and pliny - as well as Nero's Domus Aurea (Golden House). Exciting classes and we can't wait to see how they will unfold!
This afternoon we signed up to take part in the play, Miles Gloriosus - some want to become actors, while some want to work on music or the set. Memoranda team is going to start taking pictures of events at Academy, and the Nuntius team will start working on a newspaper. We also met up with the Japanese Academy to learn how to speak each others' languages. Salvē! Konnichi wa!
This was followed by the Petenda - a scavenger hunt around campus. Everyone is getting more comfortable with navigating the campus! We're also getting graffiti ready to advertise for candidates in the elections - soon the dorm will be filled with campaign slogans!
And this evening, Magister Cavedo kicked off Academy with this year's theme lecture. He showed us a few different ways to interpret our theme O tempora! O mores! And we rounded out the day with Latinae Minutiae, a fun game of Latin trivia and shenanigans.
-- Magister Jefferson
6/26/2017 11:11:54 pm
Ah, the laynards! I remember marveling at how nice they were. I hope you all are doing ok! If 3 weeks seems like a long time now, know it goes by FAST. So make the most of it, and have fun!
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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.
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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