It's hard to believe we've all been together for almost an entire week! The day started as usual, with our classes. We learned clothing and color words in loquenda, analyzed panel paintings in oderint, and finally learned of Atreus's plan to get revenge on Thyestes in de scelere. Everyone met in the atrium after lunch and awaited the arrival of Legio XX!
Legio XX is a Roman Legion reenactment group. We were shown how to march, throw javelins and plumbata, and spin wool! Additionally, we got to handle various replica items such as coins and shields. This was a very fun and informative activity! Then, after more Memoranda work and play practice, we ate dinner and did more work on the Mercatus project.
To top off the night, we all gathered for some Karaoke. Everyone who sang did a fantastic job! We ended the night with a group rendition of Don't Stop Believing, which involved lots of groovy dance moves from almost everyone. Thank you, tribunes (Min Jae and Ana), for setting up this event for us all to enjoy!
Pictures of the past two days' events will be added 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