gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
Yesterday we welcomed the renowned theater professional Valerie Carlson to speak for the Academy, on the intersection between the comedy works of Shakespeare and those of Plautus. We will be performing Miles Gloriosus by Plautus the day before our closing ceremony at GLA, an event which friends and family are welcome to attend. We followed up an interactive lecture with a quick rehearsal using the expertise she taught us, or for those of us on our Memoranda team, a session spent collecting and organizing pictures.
In an evening excursion, we convened on a grassy lawn to watch a performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Richmond Shakespeare Festival. The event lasted well into the night, so much so that we decided to put off writing the blog until today (our sincerest apologies).
We followed up a night of revelry with some much needed rest, as our censors made their daily count at 12:00 rather than a bright and early 8:00. A morning of free time was followed by a wonderful display by The Twentieth Legion, a historical reenactment group, who brought a plethora of Roman objects (some authentic, some recreated) for us to see, touch, and learn about. The evening culminated with presentations by the provinces about their understanding of this year's multifaceted theme, non nobis solum, meaning "not for ourselves alone". In the nighttime air, we gathered around the illuminated fountain for a ceremony celebrating the ending of our first week at GLA, and the coming of our next two.
Signing off until next time, your aediles,
Mercury and Ananya :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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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