Salvete omnes! Your two brand new Aediles are writing this blog post!
Today began with three new classes: Greek, Hellenistic Art, and Mores. After delving into these new and exciting classes and eating a delicious (?) lunch, everyone went to the gym. After either a vigorous workout, a refreshing swim, or a vivacious session of sitting on the floor, we began both play tryouts and Memoranda work. We then struggled and finally succeeded to put on our togas or stolas. We wore these for dinner (which elicited many stares in the dining hall) as well as for a lengthy session of pictures.
As mentioned in a previous blog post, we have elected officials here at GLA. To kick off this process, all candidates gave a speech from the balcony, kind of like in Rome. Additionally, the election process was just as fair as it was in Rome. This is to say that they weren’t really fair at all. However, in the end (after a short tie for Aedile) the results were official!
-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.
We, the Aediles, look forward to keeping you updated about the happenings of GLA 2017!
--Britney and Caroline M.
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