As Magistra Carroll mentioned, our fabulous production of Pseudolus will include live music that accompanies the show, but there are many delightful opportunities at Academy for musicians to play music. If you are a musician please bring your instrument(s). We have a keyboard, so no need to bring a piano.
On another note: by the end of the day Sunday you will have heard that Latin Academy is a life-changing experience at least one hundred times. Although by the end of these three weeks you will most likely be saying the same thing yourself, it is worth reflecting between now and Sunday on some of the reasons why these three weeks are so life-changing and how you might want to change your own life. Part of the transformation that takes place during Academy is simply spending three weeks around friendly, insightful, and curious people like yourselves in a highly intellectually and emotionally stimulating atmosphere. But three weeks is more or less the exact amount of type it takes to make or break a habit. Not all your habits need to be academic! During these three weeks you will want to be operating at peak efficiency, so healthy lifestyle habits are essential. I encourage you to consider some of the following ways to make sure you feel good all day every day at Academy (and beyond!):
I will be driving up from Georgia for Academy tomorrow and am so looking forward to meeting each of you on Sunday. Please enjoy the time you have between now and Sunday: eat your favorite foods, watch your shows, see all your friends, play with your pets.
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