GLA students got home late last night after an exciting, if not slightly wet, performance of As You Like It at the Agecroft theater in Richmond. We were able to see the first act and connected it to the themes we learned while practicing for Pseudolus before, sadly, being rained out.
We also were able to listen to Dr. John Thoburn's lecture on connecting chemistry to ancient art yesterday. He talked about the levels of understanding and research that had to go into the development of certain artistic mediums, such as charcoal, weaving, paint, and dye. It outlined the connections between modern science, history, and art; which everyone found captivating.
Today, we learned more Latin with classes in Circumlitio, Occidat Dum Imperet, and Latin Loquenda. We also had a very special visit from the 20th Legion, a group of people dedicated to preserving and reenacting Roman war artifacts, strategy, and techniques. We learned how to march and follow military orders, weave fabric, mint coins, and throw javelins. Everyone really loved the experience and wished that we could have more time to perfect our javelin throw.
Today wrapped up with karaoke night, with acts from most GLA students. It was a real bonding moment and we are all ready to sleep in and start a new day tomorrow.
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