gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
My name is Jack Purple, and I’m rounding out the staff roster as the last RA for this year. I attended GLA in 2019, and I'm now a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Classics and Physics. The academy is one of my best memories, and I’m excited to help all of you have a great three weeks too!
With introductions out of the way, I’d like to talk to you about that most exciting subject: laundry. GLA is pretty long, and with three weeks of activities including field trips, field day, and fielding certamen questions, at some point you’re going to need to do laundry. Please understand that there is no way to pack enough clothes for the whole time, plus you’ll need to wash things like your academy shirt more than once—laundry is not optional.
Try to bring the following:
As far as laundry best practices, make sure you get it done quickly and efficiently—we will have limited access to the machines each week, as we share them with the Japanese Academy. Also, there’s no such thing as too many quarters. Seriously, bring like ten dollars worth of quarters.
Otherwise, check off your checklists, pack your bags, and get ready for a fantastic summer! The other RA’s and I will be here to help you out if there are any snags.
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