After a morning filled with sleeping in and the stress of communal laundry, we convened at Estes for lunch and officially started our day. Our first activity was quaestio, where we worked on a self-assesment and took turns using the computers. Afterwards, we got to go to an elective class!
The electives were taught by the RAs as well as Magister Jefferson and Magistra Ghosheh. Sallie taught a class on the Gospels as Greco-Roman biographies. A class on ancient engineering was taught by Rob. Kelly delved into linguistics. Magistra Ghosheh presented a class about archaeology. Lastly, Magister Jefferson held a class about mythology and rites. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their class of choice.
Next, we worked either on Memoranda or on the play. The Memoranda team continued to make progress on their large project. As for the play, it is coming along very nicely. Music was added today, and the run-through was a huge success. We then proceeded to dinner and, afterwards, headed to the theater to see Black Orpheus.
This movie, even though it was entirely in Portuguese, was still incredibly engaging. It started out very slow and then grew very fast-paced. We all made many connections to the actual myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Following the movie, we all headed to the fountain to participate in Volifolium once again. However, this time the mood was much more somber as we are beginning our final week at Academy. :( We are all looking forward to resuming classes tomorrow and making the most of our last week together!
- Caroline and Britney
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