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!
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