As you know, no phones at academy which makes it difficult to stay in contact with home, but NOLI TIMERE!! This is a quick reminder about how to write letters and address envelopes (Yes, this has previously been an issue). First, another packing list for letters:
• Address Book*
*This last one is important! In case your friends and family aren’t the letter-writing types, write one to them first. This will prompt a response from them, but you can only write them a letter if you have their addresses.
After writing and addressing your letters, you can give them to any of your RAs or elected Quaestors. We will deliver them directly to post office after breakfast each morning. Mail usually takes about 3-5 days to be delivered; packages vary a bit more.
When I came to academy as a student, I didn’t realize how much a note from home would mean to me, so be sure not only to give out your academy address to all your family and friends, but also to write letters too. It is a great way to help alleviate any homesickness you may feel too.
Below I have attached an outline of a filled-out envelope including your academy address in the top left. As always, you will have the RAs and staff to ask any additional questions you have. Get excited! We are a week and a half from meeting you!
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