The staff of the 2017 Governor's Latin Academy met in Ashland on April 22, 2017 to finalize arrangements. We decided on Cicero's immortal "O Tempora! O Mores!" as our theme for this year. We also reviewed the student surveys from last year, designed a t-shirt, fought over activities to lead, learned about the play we will produce this summer, decided which guest speakers to invite, decided how to commemorate the 30th session of the Governor's Latin Academy, researched provinces for our Mercatus and ate some delicious pizza. Thanks to Randolph-Macon and Dr. Natoli for hosting us and helping with all the paperwork!
As I begin my third year as director, I am still in awe of what the staff of this academy can accomplish in a few hours: the framework for the entire program. In part, this is because we have inherited the wisdom and practices of 29 other amazing academies and their faculties. The rest is due to the energy, dedication, and collaboration that the academy inspires in us. We are so excited to both introduce you to the academy and to discover what this, the 30th session of GLA, will be with you. In some ways, the traditions and goals of the academy are timeless. In another, very real way, each academy is it's own, unique experience. It is a very difficult thing to explain, but you will understand when we all arrive.
As you begin to fill in the paperwork and decide what to pack, please email me if you have any questions or concerns. We are all excited to meet you and to work with you this summer.
Curate ut Valeatis,
Princeps, GLA MMXVII
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