Our day started out with a trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. We toured the ancient Greek horses exhibit, which included pieces dating back to as far as 2400-2500 BCE. We then split into our provinces for a scavenger hunt throughout the museum, which involved translating Latin questions and composing thoughtful responses about the artworks in Latin. Afterwards, we were able to view the other exhibits containing art from around the world, including Southeast Asia, Africa, India, and the Americas.
After dinner, we crafted jewelry, mosaics, and Intaglio (small engravings traditionally made on precious gems - or in this case, colored Sculpy) in a style native to our provinces. We will sell the products we produced in the Mercatus Traiani (Market of Trajan) in the following weeks.
Tomorrow will be a "Latin day" and we will attempt to cook ancient Roman and Greek recipes. Yummy!
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