Our first full day was packed with events!
We started with Latin day classes. In Circumlitio, we viewed images of Hercules, read poetry in meter, and learned about how Romans painted their statues. In Latina Loquenda, we were super incredibly scared (well, maybe only a little bit) by speaking in Latin to each other. And in Occidat dum Imperet, we got to know Agrippina the Younger a little bit and her complicated life story.
After lunch, we signed up for roles in the play, Pseudolus, which we will perform on the second-to-last day of Academy. We also signed up to work on the Memoranda DVD and the Nuntia newspaper.
We then competed in a scavenger hunt around campus - totally in Latin!
This evening was full of festivities too. Mr. Cavedo, aka Cavellus, led us on an exploration of our theme - nec me mea fallit imago, "my image does not deceive me." We explored Commodus' depiction of himself as Hercules, the myth of Narcissus (who echoes Echo and whom Echo echoes), and finally thought about what makes a thing... a thing.
We finished off with Latinae Minutiae, a fun-filled quiz game.
Looking forward to tomorrow - first day of Greek day classes in the morning, play try-outs in the afternoon, and elections in the evening!
6/25/2018 10:05:24 pm
Wow, So excited to see these pics and read about the activities. We are looking forward to read every day happenings. Thanks so much for keeping us posted. We saw her in the pics. So happy to see her enjoying her classes. Thank you.
6/26/2018 07:46:49 am
Bookmarked this page and first thing to read in the morning! Looking forward to more fun packed learning!
6/26/2018 09:33:31 am
Agree! My first thing to check online in the morning online! So glad to see our girl smiling and interested. Thank you so much!
6/26/2018 06:41:19 pm
I am so pleased to see my girl so engaged and smiling!
6/26/2018 06:50:42 pm
I am so grateful you're letting us know what they're doing and letting us see them. Miss my baby.
6/26/2018 08:07:55 pm
Thank you for the updates and photos - much appreciated!
6/27/2018 01:26:35 pm
Thanks for posting these updates. So fun to learn a bit about the day's activities and catch a glimpse of my son!
6/27/2018 01:32:15 pm
How’s Greek Day?
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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