Today was another Latin day, filled with discussions of ancient art, expanded vocabularies, and lots of translating. The afternoon was filled with play practice and continued progress on the Nuntia and Memoranda projects. After dinner, we went to a local kitchen to cook and eat some traditional ancient foods. We made cucumes cocti (braised cucumbers), lenticula (lentils), moretum (a cheese dip), puls punica (Carthage porridge - similiar to oatmeal), and a sweet feta and honey cheese desert dish served with Wheat Thins. While some dishes were well received by most, others were an acquired taste and appealed to only a few students. Regardless, it was eye opening to taste the new foods and to experience different parts of ancient Roman culture.
After cooking, we returned to Andrews Hall for a game night planned by the tribunes. Following a friendly round of Mafia, we enjoyed several other games including Monopoly, B.S., and Seven Wonders. It was a great way to end not only the day but a week packed full of learning.
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.
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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