Today started off with the most important meal of the day: breakfast at Estes. Afterwards, we learned about the second declension in Greek, began a two-part discussion on religion in Hellenistic Art, and discussed epitaphs in Mores. After a fantastic lunch, we had a terrific guest speaker.
Dr. Fred Franko gave us a talk on MacBeth, which we will be seeing this week. He spoke about the plot and taught us about iambic pentameter. We really enjoyed having him here, and we're very excited to see the performance.
After the lecture, we enjoyed some free time at the gym. Then, we dined. A Mercatus session followed, in which we kept working on our province's projects. They all appear to be going quite well, and everyone is very excited for the conclusion of this event. In the following play practice and Memoranda session, lots of work got done! In fact, the newspaper will be coming out tomorrow! Additionally, we began to add music to the play. Our last structured activity of the night was Greek drills.
Finally, we got into our epistulae! We have not been able to receive mail since Friday, due to the holiday weekend. We were so excited to get your letters today!
-Britney and 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