Today was another Latin day and represented an exciting, yet also sad, coming to the end of academy. We translated our last passages in Occidat Dum Imperet with one final class remaining (which will be dedicated to the presentation of creative takes on Agrippina the Younger including but not limited to dances, songs, poems, and skits) on Friday. We also had our second to last spoken Latin class and Circumlitio, both were also very exciting yet bittersweet.
After lunch we continued working on our projects with theater kids polishing their performances, set adding the finishing touches, and Nuntia/Memoranda writing and editing the last pieces. We were also able to watch O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a creative and funny take on Odysseus's journey in the Odyssey. We all had a good time laughing at the misadventures of the three main characters while also connecting certain plot points to those of the Odyssey.
Everyone is looking forward to Mercatus Traiani tomorrow, as we will finally be able to sell all of the goods we have been working on over the past few weeks!
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