Today we had a special treat in the computer labs: the internet! We each had thirty minutes to message friends, catch up on the news, or read comments on a certain Governor's Latin Academy blog (more pictures will be coming). We then had afternoon Greek classes where we looked at power in Hellenistic art, declined Greek nouns, and learned more about the provinces of the ancient Roman empire.
After our afternoon classes, we filed into the theater in Brock Commons for a screening of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The movie is a comedy released in 1966 inspired by a play written by Plautus, called Pseudolus, the same play that we will be performing on the 14th of July! The movie features a tricky slave named Pseudolus, who helps his master's son find love in a hectic and often humorous manner. After the movie, we discussed the different features of the film that contributed to its humor and brainstormed how to incorporate those elements into our production of Pseudolus. Following the movie, we exited through the front doors of Brock Commons towards the fountain for a Governor's Latin Academy tradition - Volvifolium (literally, turning of the leaf) - to mark the end of the first week. While we are sad knowing that one third of the Academy is already over, we are looking forward to the two thirds to come.
note: the pictures below are from the previous week
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