gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
What a jam-packed day! The Latin Academy started the day off bright and early with a lesson in architecture by Magistra McIntire. Together we characterized the unique qualities of Roman public buildings and were given a chance to compare them to other styles of buildings, both older and more modern. We then ventured out to the Virginia State Capitol to see these architectural motifs with our own eyes. After a friendly tour led by some of the staff, we posed for a group picture in the rotunda in front of George Washington, or as we like to call him, Georgie Washie.
Our lunchtime was spent exploring Maymont Park nearby, which housed both Japanese and Italian garden styles. There was ample time to walk around and see the enclosures of raptors, hawks, cows, and other animals. Our final stop before heading back to the dorms was at a small gelato shop owned and operated by a GLA alumn. We had the opportunity to peruse through some local businesses in the Randolph-Macon area before getting some much-needed rest before dinner.
Finally, we ended our day off with our first session of nugae, convening in the MPR for a night of karaoke. We heard some great classics such as You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, and Africa by Toto (performed by the Africa province), as well as many Broadway hits. We rounded off the night with a riveting performance of the Greek alphabet song by our very own RA, Jack Purple, which we all joined in on. We can't wait for what our tribunes come up with for the next nugae!
Signing off until next time, 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.
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Office Phone: (804) 496-1539
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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