Today began like most other days: breakfast and classes. In Mores, we learned about the client system and wrote about our persona connections. We learned about Baroque-style Hellenistic art in Hellenistic Art. Also, we learned the imperfect tense in Greek. Then, we ate a fantastic lunch and went back to Andrews for our guest lecture. Dr. John Miller from UVa spoke to us about Ovid. During his lecture, we read some of Ars Amortia and discussed what Ovid was mocking.
Afterwards, we went to play practice and Memoranda. The play practiced with the musicians again. We can't wait to see you at 2 p.m. in Blackwell theater on Saturday for our final performance! The Memoranda team is hard at work on their presentation for the closing ceremony on Sunday.
Before dinner, students had the option to either go to the gym for some structured free time or they could stay behind and work on their Mercatus projects. We continued working on these after dinner, and are getting very hype for the conclusion of this project on Wednesday.
Currently, we are relaxing in the multipurpose room after another epistulae distribution and eagerly anticipating tomorrow's activities.
- 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