After morning classes, we met at Brock Commons for a special treat: Crustula cum Consule (Cookies with the Consul). Each member of the Academy was able to meet the president of Randolph-Macon, receiving cookies and a t-shirt in the process. Afterwards, we began the visual and material culture activity, which involved breaking into our provinces to create miniature clay sculptures. We attempted to emulate the art styles of our provinces as we made our "marble" sculptures that will be sold later during our Roman forum exercise.
Throughout our time at the Academy, we have been grouped into provinces that are competing in the Province Cup competition. Tonight was round one of a series of challenges; tonight's challenge involved pop culture. Germania managed to outscore all other provinces, scoring five points, with the provinces of Gallia, Alexandria, and Ephesus trailing with four, Athens and Britannia with three, Carthage with two, Roma with one, and lastly Hispania with a total score of zero points.
Today, we continued to progress our Latin language and culture skills but we are ready to tackle our second day of Greek 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