gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
Day 9: Money Money Money
Today we reverted back to our regularly scheduled classes, convening in Fox Hall for our Latin lessons following breakfast. In the afternoon, we were introduced to the world of numismatics by our wonderful guest speaker, Dr. Liane Houghtalin, a renowned expert in coins of the ancient world. After a crash course in coin dating, we looked at Greek and Roman coins, from both before the Roman Empire and at its height.
We were glad to have some time to ourselves during otium verum before we split up into various groups for working on set building, play rehearsals, or our dedicated Memoranda team. We concluded the day with a follow-up to our ceramic making session last week, in which we created our own Sculpey statues and carvings. Following a lecture on two types of ancient painting techniques by our mysterious mysterium colorum teacher, Magister Cavedo, we took part in using not-so-ancient products (acrylic paint from Target) to paint our designs. We were also given the opportunity to paint wooden boards, and some students even took to their skin to make unique art on their hands. It was an extremely enjoyable night with a lot of beautiful artwork to show for it and good vibes overall.
Hoping your day was as good as ours, your aediles,
Mercury and Ananya :D
6/29/2022 12:27:16 pm
Learning about ancient money sounds really interesting.
6/29/2022 08:32:58 pm
6/29/2022 10:18:04 pm
Sounds like another eventful day, and the preparations for the play are on. Can't wait to watch it on 9th!
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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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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