In exactly one week from today, many a new adventure will have begun, many a new companion will have been met, many a new memory will have been made (look at those future perfect verbs used irl!). As you prepare for your upcoming quest, there are the physical objects that are necessary to bring, like toothpaste and gum among other things... There are also the things that you must bring that pertain to the mind.
To reiterate Sallie, an open mind, open ears, and an open heart are essential paths through which we are able to connect with and learn from one another, making your experience at GLA unforgettable and life-changing. We can’t do this without you. I hope that our co-built community will have a collective willingness to build bridges and life-long friendships, while simultaneously challenging and stretching our own understanding of the world through the context of ancient history and language.
Lastly, take a moment to think about the phrase, “mens sana in corpore sano.” What does it mean? What does this have to do with what you are about to undertake? It will be your job in the upcoming week to ruminate on this and prepare both physically and mentally.
Cura ut valeas,
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