I'm Magister Gallagher, nerd-extraordinaire. I've been known to travel around the county to play Magic: The Gathering or present panels on anime. I'm a semi-professional gamer and I regularly stream on Twitch. I'm really passionate about my hobbies and interests, and I'm often found doing crazy things like taking a day trip down to Greensboro to play Japanese rhythm games or building websites dedicated to gaming. So...that's me.
I'll have the pleasure of being your spoken Latin teacher this summer. By the end of my course, you'll be able to things you'd never imagined...in Latin! My course will be framed around games and activities that will prepare you to interact with your fellow academy members entirely in Latin! I know that sounds intimidating, but I promise it's not nearly as daunting as it seems.
You see, you already know Latin! You just have to convince yourself that you actually *can* speak Latin. It's just my job to show you the way. I start my course assuming you can speak absolutely no Latin and help you build your skills from the ground up. If you can say anything in Latin, you're ahead of the curve! We'll be working on building up your skills and vocabulary for specific activities, but I don't want to go into too much detail about that yet... Spoilers are no fun, after all! I can promise you that the Spoken Latin activities we do will be some of the most meaningful and interesting events of academy...not even I know what will happen during some of them! It's going to be fun, and I'll be bringing my unique set of skills as a gamer to the table to make you actively enjoy speaking Latin. Try not to be too nervous, come in with an open mind, and get ready for one heck of a ride!
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