Today was our last day of Latin classes :(. In Loquenda groups or individuals presented skits, songs or other forms of tantum Latine entertainment. In de Scelere, we read the final lines of Thyestes and discussed the play as a whole. In oderint we looked at more paintings of sculptures in progress. Everyone enjoyed their classes, and wish that Latin class during the school year could be this fun.
After lunch, we ventured to the gym for the last time. Then, we went to either Memoranda or play practice. The Memoranda team is working furiously to finish all of the memory videos, including the presentation on Sunday. The play held another rehearsal in the auditorium, where everything continued to run smoothly. Another rehearsal, this time a very successful dress rehearsal for students and staff, was held after dinner! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, and we can't wait for you to see it tomorrow! We trudged back to our dorms after this to begin packing our belongings :(. We had our final epistulae, and are all stoked for the play tomorrow!
- 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