The Calm before the Storm
For most of you (teachers included!), final exams are either in the books already or right around the corner. You'll find yourself with a little bit of free time over the next two weeks, and I suggest you use it wisely. While many of you might be inclined to spend that time working with Latin, there are other priorities as well.
I'll certainly be spending the next two weeks binging some anime and playing a bunch of Magic: the Gathering. *record scratch* Not the priorities you expected? Well, I'm a big nerd, so get used to that sort of response! In all seriousness though, you won't have access to many of your usual modern conveniences, so if you have anything electronic in nature you want to do, this is the time. You don't want to leave yourself hanging at the season finale of a show or the last level of some video game!
The good news is that there will be *plenty* of other things to keep you entertained at Latin Academy. I'll be introducing a handful of cool activities and leading some games. I'm a semi-professional gamer, so believe me when I say that I have a real treat for you later on in Academy! I'm always scheming and plotting to come up with fun activities for you all, as are all the other staff members. I can guarantee you won't be bored while you are at Academy. So that being said...
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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