After days of hard campaigns filled with graffiti and bribery, the elections of the Virginia Governor's Latin Academy XXXI took place. Following speeches, the students voted on the positions of Quaestor, Tribune, Aedile, Praetor, Consul, and Censor. Entrusted with the duties of trash collection and running Epistulae (mail time), Michael and Sathvika were elected as Quaestors. The students elected Julia and Reid as their Tribunes, in charge of organizing social activities. Two Aediles, Tim and Camille, were elected to write the GLA blog and Tori D and Cameron were elected as Praetors to plan and implement sports activities during the course of the Academy. MM and Oliver stepped into their roles as co-consuls of the Academy, liaisons between students, guest speakers, and magistri (teachers). After a rare tie between Oliver and Lizzie, students voted by foot to decide the final consulship by a margin of one vote. Finally, Kylie and Atesh were elected as Censors, tasked with waking up students and accounting for their whereabouts. The new leadership is excited and up to the task of helping the Academy run smoothly.
In addition to elections, today was the first Greek day for students. For many, this was their first exposure to Greek language. Though difficult, the students rose to the challenge of learning the Greek alphabet. It may sound difficult, but after participating in the first Greek Drill of the Academy, everyone began to take their first steps in Greek by reciting the first two lines of the Odyssey. After an eventful day, everyone is ready to hit the hay to be ready for 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