Today was another exciting day of Latin academy full of play practice, gym time, and lots of mail. The cast members continued memorizing their lines (which are in Latin, by the way) while the rest worked on a variety of tasks including the play's set, Nuntia (first edition is being published on the 6th!), and Memoranda. We also painted the sculptures that we created a few days ago, along with new panel paintings inspired by our provinces. Panel paintings were traditionally painted with either encaustic or tempera paints and were used to decorate homes and sometimes sarcophagi.
Thank you to all of the friends and family who have sent letters over the past week. After a long weekend, students got many letters from home this afternoon. We are thankful for all of your kind words; they are a nice reminder of home.
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