It’s wild that we are only a month and a half away from Academy! This is truly one of my favorite parts of the year. So you can know me a bit better, I am the Latin and World Mythology teacher at Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Virginia. I love nearly all the nerdy things including: the MCU (ask me my favorite superhero and you will get an essay), anime, Star Wars, video games, books, reality tv, kdramas, etc. I also have recently gotten into gardening and crocheting, so I got that early-onset elderly status too.
I will being teaching a course on ancient Greek rituals and co-directing the play, Miles Gloriosus, with the marvelous Magistra McIntire. Speaking of the play, audition! The play is one of the biggest parts of GLA, so I encourage you to participate to the fullest degree! If you have theater experience or just like doing fun things, the play is the place for you. Try a speaking part and maybe you will be Pyrgopolinices, our vain and cowardly lead, or Philocomasium, a clever trickster who constantly wrecks the men and tricks them to be with her boyfriend. Maybe if speaking in front of audiences isn’t your thing, take a silent comedic role. WE HAVE OPTIONS. If you are nervous about never having acted before, it’s okay; I actually have only been in a play once and it was at GLA when I was a student. You could also play in the ~super cool~ GLA pit orchestra; just bring your instrument and any sheet music you have. All are welcome and there is something for everyone!
Below are my two assistants, Skadi and Baloo. Unfortunately, they cannot accompany me to GLA. It is a real shame too because they could have given great acting tips on how to pretend like they haven't been fed dinner. There may be brief periods of mourning my best buddies, so please bring pictures of your pets for me to see while I wait to be reunited with them.
My name is Jacquelyn Wilkins and I am returning as director of the GLA for the sixth year. I am so excited to report that the staff for this year's (in person) academy has been assembled and has started planning an amazing experience. Behind the scenes, I have forms to update and this website to refurbish, which I will do with the help of my 5 assistants: Psyche, Eirene, Amber, Oberon, and Loki. They are very helpful. :)
As you begin to use this site, please do not hesitate to contact me at the email in the sidebar for help. Over the next few weeks and months before academy, the teachers and RA's will use this space to introduce themselves, share information about their classes and electives, and their insights about what you should expect and what you should bring. Along those lines, there are checklists and links in the right hand sidebar to help you prepare. I hope your school year ends well and I can't wait to start academy with your help!
Curate ut Valeatis,
This blog will document the MMXXII session of the Virginia Governor's Latin Academy. After elections are held, the aediles will be responsible for its upkeep.
Contact UsEmail: email@example.com
Office Phone: (804) 496-1539
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
Simple Tunic and Toga Patterns
Legio XX's Military Clothing