gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
Our second Saturday here at Academy began with Greek lessons in which we read the story of Medea, learned about statue painting in the early modern period, and how Renaissance art shaped the way in which we view Classical art and architecture, and studied coming of age rituals in the ancient world. After a quick lunch we were given some free time as usual, before we convened in our respective groups to either continue with rehearsals for our upcoming play, Miles Gloriosus, or work towards putting together our best moments in a video by the Memoranda team.
About an hour before dinner, we got into our provincial groupings and began making plans for our part of the entertainment at Convivium. The Convivium banquet was set up as a traditional Roman dinner party, minus the reclining couches. Of course, this being Latin Academy, we still used a class system of social standing by provinces to determine who got the best pick of meat first, however the food was opened up to everyone in the end. Every province created their own form of entertainment in Latin, which was then performed in groups as the others dined, much like how the actual Roman dining experience would have been. Acts ranged from sea shanties to plays to toga yoga, and we all had a great time experiencing each others' creativity.
We ended off the night with our second nugae in which the popular vote declared that we would be watching a second episode of the highly addictive show Barbarians which features actual spoken Latin, which according to our Loquenda magister is very accurate. The story is also very interesting and provides some exacerbation for Germania and Italia's race to the top in our own province cup. As a bonus, we were allowed to watch the highly inaccurate but amusing Disney movie, Hercules, to end off the night. Unfortunately we will not receive mail the next few days, both due to the weekend and the Fourth of July, but look forward to writing back to friends and families as soon as Tuesday rolls around!
Signing off, your aediles,
Mercury and Ananya :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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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