The staff of the MMXVIII Governor's Latin Academy met over the weekend and we are so excited about the classes, films, speakers, field trips, workshops, immersion activities, and even some new surprises that are in store for this session of GLA. There is a great deal of paperwork in your immediate future, but please be as thoughtful as you can when filling out the participant survey. It helps us when planning everything from groupings to projects. Also, please adhere to the deadline of May 20 and let me know if you have any questions or will be late. We have a saying at the Latin Academy, "Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable." This applies to paperwork. :)
Please use this website as a resource for how to prepare for academy. The side tab of this blog has a lot of links to help you make your packing lists and to construct your Roman garb. Also, the rest of the staff will be posting prior to academy. We hope this allows you to begin to get to know us even before you arrive.
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