gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
After the excitement of yesterday, we were very glad to have today as a day for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Today marked another day of Latin, in which we pretended to go to the marketplace in our Loquenda (spoken Latin) classes. We will eventually convene in a full immersion marketplace simulation bustling with all that we had to learn here at Academy. In the afternoon, after a little more practice with Latin Drills, our very own Memoranda team was hard at work beginning to assemble slideshows, videos, and other presentations to preserve our memories at GLA. Memoranda is responsible for creating a farewell video as well as a personal CD for each and every one of the discipuli. Play rehearsals began today as well, with a whole-cast table read in both English and Latin (we definitely got the gods' approval as they thunderously interrupted our rehearsal).
Our day was finished with an emotional note as we gathered in the Brock Theater for a MOVIE NIGHT!!! The movie Iphigenia was a depiction of the beginning of the Trojan War which details the tragedy of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra's eldest daughter and namesake of the movie. A few hours in the theater left everyone in a state of mixed catharsis and a longing for continuation (as well as a general consensus that Agamemnon did everything wrong). We were glad to recieve letters from friends and family at epistulae, and excited to start another day at Academy tomorrow.
Signing off for now, your aediles,
Ananya and Mercury :)
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