As the title suggests, today was pretty much a normal day. However, this is not to say it was boring; it was very fun, as always! Our morning was packed with classes. In loquenda, we spoke to each other as our Roman personas. We read about Atreus's evil plans once more in de scelere. Finally, in oderint, we discussed statue painting. After lunch, we enjoyed quaestio and a bit of free time, during which some studied Greek, some ran through their lines for the play, and others simply relaxed. Then, we all gathered for Mercatus.
Today we had a particularly interesting session: we began to make the products we will be selling out of our provinces. There was lots of sculpting, gluing, twisting wire, and painting going on during this activity. Everyone had a great time channeling their inner creativity. We can't wait to showcase each of our provinces' products! After this, we all headed to dinner.
Memoranda and play practice were then held. The GLA newspaper is in its final editing phase, and will be coming out this week. We're all super pumped for it to make its debut! Play practice went well, as usual, and lo and behold!
Cast of Miles Gloriousus:
Sayeed as Pyrgropolinice
Chris as Artrotrogus
Tim, Ben, and Rawley as Palaestrio
Elsa as Periplectomenus
Jake as Sceledrus
Julie as Philocomasium
Keith as Pleusicles
Ana as Acroteleutium
Alison as Milphidippia
Tyler as Cario
Xavier as Plautus Ipse
We are all looking forward to tomorrow, the Fourth of July! We will have an eventful day of sleeping in, playing games, and great excitement!
- Britney et 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