gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
As you might already know, it's my job to show you that you can speak Latin! Now I know that might be intimidating, but I promise you can. After all, you study Latin and you are good at it. That's why you're here.
At Latin Academy, you are going to get to participate in some really cool culturally based immersion events. On the one hand, this course will help prepare you for those events. On the other, I'm here to share my love of speaking Latin with you and show you that Latin is alive and well. When you study it as a living language, which we will, not only will you get to experience life through it, but you'll begin to find yourself reading and understanding it with out the need to always translate and labor over grammar. In class, I will teach you new and helpful phrases and give you opportunities to practice. Outside of class, I’ll be your spoken Latin guide, here to answer your questions and encourage you along the way.
We will start slowly and learn to manage expectations. The goal will be to teach you to communicate effectively. You don't need to speak perfectly, that comes with much time and practice. No one expects you to be Cicero or Virgil, let alone speak exactly like a Roman. We live in a completely different world than they did, so our Latin will naturally be different. All you have to do is come in with an open mind and you give it your best.
- Magister Yates
I'm so excited to meet every single one of you! Less than a week to go!
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: email@example.com
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