We had another exciting day of Greek today, after which we listened to UVA Professor, Dr. John Miller, speak on Ovid's effect on fine art. Dr. Miller linked Ovid's literature to famous paintings and sculptures. He showed the connection between the famous author's version of myths and that of renowned artists such as Titian and Rembrandt. After the thought-provoking lecture, we split up to work on Nuntia, Memoranda, and the play. Actors memorized their lines, writers for the Nuntia (Academy newspaper) interviewed faculty, and those working on the Memoranda project began working on their video to memorialize our time here.
Following dinner, we headed towards Brock Commons for a screening of the movie adaptation of "Iphigenia". The movie follows the story of the play written by Euripides in which the main character, Iphigenia, is sacrificed by her father in a tragic string of events. Though shot roughly forty years ago, the movie had an immediate impact on us. As we watched, we were looking for connections to Greek tragedy and later analyzed the film for its cinematic themes and vices.
We are looking forward towards our first field trip tomorrow to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
This blog will document the MMXVIII 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. Athenaze, Book I
b. From Alpha to Omega
c. Alpha is for Anthropos
d. 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