Today was a special day at GLA because we were able to listen to Dr. Bartolo Natoli's lecture on gender and sexuality in Rome. It was a very unique lecture that explored subject material new to all of us.
Afterwards, we viewed Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), a retelling of the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in 1950s Rio de Janiro. The film follows Orpheus as he travels towards the Underworld to attempt to retrieve his love. However, the movie is set in the (semi) modern day, so it utilizes creative liberties and symbolism to tell the story in a modern sense while staying true to its mythological roots.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July so we are getting ready to don our patriotic wear and celebrate with a day full of elective classes (ranging from discussions on monsters in mythology to a glimpse into the life of the Celts), games with the Japanese Academy, and a movie at the end of the day.
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