gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
Another misty day here at the Latin Academy (οἴ μοι!) but we nevertheless persisted as we met in Fox Hall for our second day of Ancient Greek. Lessons today included translating (!!!) a summary, in Greek, of the story of Iphigenia, a movie which we were all very moved by last night. Although the wet fields were unavailable to us during otium verum, we gathered in the common room for card games and reading in what turned into a very relaxed afternoon. Following our free time, we practiced our Ancient Greek some more in Greek drills with our very own Magister Jefferson (the man, the myth, the legend), and learned some more vocabulary, this time describing our families. So don't worry about being forgotten here at GLA, your memories live on!
We then convened in the Multipurpose Room for an arts and crafts lesson to prepare us for our exciting day of visiting architecture in Richmond tomorrow. Magister Cavedo led the sculpting process with his mysterious expertise in the arts, and we unleashed our creativity upon an enormous box of Sculpey. Our creations will be traded amongst each other during our Mercatus convention at the end of our three weeks. We loved receiving your letters (and some odd packages) during epistulae, and ended off the night washing our matching shirts for tomorrow, listening to Olivia's great playlist.
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.
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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