Today we competed to create the best table setting, performance, and use of Latin in a Roman themed feast called Convivium. Each province created a spread based off of their provincial identity, with results ranging from a play, song, reenactment, and even dance. The best performance went to Germania, who utilized changing time periods to illustrate the Battle of Teutoburg forest. The best centerpiece went to Gallia, with a magnificent recreation of a tree. Everybody went dressed in their finest togas to have a good time laughing and dining with their friends. After the competition was over, everyone celebrated with ice cream, Oreos, and sweet treats. After all, we are tired but ready for a great day of Greek classes tomorrow!
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