Today was begun with our usual rotation of classes. In de scelere, finally dove into the play Thyestes, which many found as entertaining as watching an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. After finally mastering the basics, we were able to hold five-minute conversations with each other about our hobbies in loquenda. Finally, oderint consisted of exploring pictures of ancient tombs.
After lunch, we had a very unique session of quaestio, where most of us worked on our Roman personas. During this time, we bonded over creating connections between our Roman personas and, while we attempted to be accurate, we may have been a little dramatic with our tales. Afterwards, the actors ran through their lines while the Memoranda team continued their work on the newspaper and slideshow.
The Japanese Academy as well as Dr. Lindgren joined us in Brock Commons for cookies before dinner. Dr. Lindgren also passed out t-shirts to each one of us during our personal interactions with him. We also made some new friends in the Japanese
Post cenam, we all gathered in the theater to watch the movie Iphigenia. Some wept, some grew outraged, but everyone enjoyed the film overall. We had a small discussion after the movie to explore deeper meanings. We, the Aediles, highly recommend that everyone watches this!
Everyone is now winding down and preparing for the field trip tomorrow. We're all buzzing (get it?) with excitement!
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