gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
This morning, as every Sunday, we got a break from the usual 8 am breakfast and morning classes, instead opting to sleep in, socialize with friends, or otherwise relax. After lunch, we were visited by the renowned Dr. John Miller, who has spoken every year at Latin Academy since its beginning. He told us all about the phrases and verses of the common people, which often were overlooked by the eyes of history, but reveal much about the opinions of everyday Romans as they lived through many different eras of the empire. From what we understood, these were basically the "memes" of the ancient world.
We then had afternoon classes, some of which we were able to attend outside due to the warm weather. We had several small guest "speakers" in the forms of ants and beetles, which some students were less excited about than others. Nevertheless, it was a nice change of pace and broke up the stupor which makes afternoon classes a little harder.
Finally, after dinner, we convened in Brock Commons to watch the multi-faceted film Black Orpheus, which has had many interpretations over the years and which we enjoyed debating and discussing the many elements that make this movie a complex piece of art. We ended off the night of revelry with a round of questions about the film before venturing to the fountain nearby for our second and final Volvifolium. This ceremony heralded the beginning of our final week at GLA, which we are both excited and sad to see.
Side note: Rather than having our computer time today, we will have it tomorrow morning at 11:00 following our planned Fourth of July activities. Be on the lookout for emails or messages then!
Signing off, 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.
Contact UsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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