Salve! Today was Bellum Mercium: Commodity Wars. Lasting a grand total of six hours, the game consisted of six 45 minute "years" in which provinces competed with each other to build the greatest empire and win points for the game. Each province had certain commodities native to its regions, but trading and alliances were necessary to build up armies and feed citizens. Played on a map based on the Mediterranean, the game taught us a lot about the ancient world. Building up a large empire required more attention, resources, and strained allegiances towards other provinces. Additionally, each new year brought about the reign of a new "emperor," (Magister Gallagher) who heavily influenced the game by introducing new rules each round and accepting bribes. The results were suprising; Athens stole first place with its agressive military actions. Following Athens, Roma took second place, and Gallia third. Though some provinces were less successful in securing a high ranking in the game, they received points for bonus categories such as creativity, team spirit, and best use of Latin during the game.
7/6/2018 09:32:33 am
Love seeing all the smiles! I always look forward to reading the blog, you are doing a great job of capturing your experiences!
7/6/2018 07:55:12 pm
I agree! I look forward to reading this each day to find out what you guys have been up to, So FUN!
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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.
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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