I hope you are getting super excited! It's almost time to pack your bags :)
A few things to think about!
1) My afternoon activity this year will be new and I'm SO excited to get this project off the ground! We'll be working in coordination with the Memoranda team to start a GLA newspaper. I'm hoping to print a couple copies throughout the weeks for every person at GLA. Potential subjects could include: recent events and activities, polls, interviews with staff/guest speakers, pictures, comics, and even a tantum Latine section. So we'll need writers, editors, and photographers!
2) I'm just going to second all the previous calls to bring layers/sweaters. While many days are in the 90s outside, the buildings are often in the 60s. I'm always freezing, so last year I dragged a sweater with me everywhere. Everywhere. It was a definite hassle, but I never regretted it.
3) If any of you are avid walkers/joggers/runners - in past years, students (and some faculty!) wake up around 6:30am to run/walk laps either around the "pomerium," a ~.9 mile loop around campus, or around the university track, which is located right next to your dorm building. Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but for many people getting some exercise - even a very short walk - can often go a long way towards keeping your body and soul both happy and healthy during these three weeks. The Greeks knew what was up! I usually get up and run most mornings, and I can tell it makes a huge difference. So bring some lightweight exercise clothes and a refillable water bottle!
Side note 1: If you walk/run laps around the pomerium you'll need to be in a group of three. We'll chat about this more during the security talk. So make friends with other walk/jog/runners when you get there!
Side note 2: I'll be doing interval sessions on the track on Tuesday mornings if anyone wants to join. We can take turns timing each other.
4) Sunscreen. Yes.
Valete! I can't wait to meet you all!
post scriptum: my last name is pronounced Go-shay. Super easy :)
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