gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
Today began as usual with our last Latin day classes of Academy, which was jarring to say the least. In the wise words of the great Princeps, it does still feel as though we just got here. In reality, though, we have grown so much since we first arrived and we've gained many new skills thanks to the careful guidance of the GLA staff. It is true that time moves differently at Academy; it seems like we've known our friends here for eons, but we've only really been here for a few weeks.
In our Loquenda Class, we had an insult showdown in Latin, directed at our tables and chairs rather than each other, of course. We wrapped up Mercatus with a very insightful discussion about anthropology and identity in the ancient Roman world, in parallel to modern issues. Finally, in Ovid-22, we finished off our final story and discussed the Metamorphoses as a whole. Afterwards, we ate lunch, then felt the end of Academy truly sinking in as we recalled our time here in a GLA tradition: the feedback survey. The rest of the evening commenced with a lengthy play rehearsal, final Memoranda meetings, or an extended Otium Verum solely for packing our things away. We convened as an entire academy in the Haun Rehearsal Hall, where we will be holding our recital of Miles Gloriosus tomorrow, for a dress rehearsal / debut performance for everyone who isn't a part of the production.
Signing off, and see many of you tomorrow, your aediles for almost the last time,
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