gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
This morning began as usual with Latin lessons where we were walked through the various emperors of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and beyond, with emphasis on the Good Emperors and Commodus. We then had otium verum, and then a three hour play practice in preparation for our first off-book rehearsal tomorrow. While the actors ran lines in the MPR room, the set design team convened in the atrium to construct our backdrop, and the Memoranda team continued to put together their video memories of our time here. Our pit orchestra finalized their music choices as we all approach the latter half of our time here at Academy.
After dinner, we headed to Brock Commons for the main event of the day: a viewing of the movie Agora, which examines the life and treatment of Hypatia of Alexandria amidst the religious tensions of various groups during the beginning of Constantine's rule. Hypatia, as a female philosopher and teacher, was heavily disliked by some radical religious groups, but also tutored many of the most esteemed political leaders of the time, all while continuing her own work in astronomy. It was an enlightening experience and forced us all to examine some of the truths of our own time, as well as the time period of the movie.
Signing off for now, your aediles,
Ananya and Mercury :D
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.
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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