gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
May 30th, 2022
χαίρετε, ὠ πάντες! ὄνομα μοι ἐστι Διδασκαλὸς Κέφιν Ἰεπφερσον.
Hey there! My name is Kevin Jefferson, and this will be my eighth summer teaching Ancient Greek at Latin Academy. I'm pretty much a nerd for Greek... I loved it so much in college and grad school that I just had to keep reading it more and more. And I think you'll love it too! More info to come about that language with the squiggly letters soon!
During the regular school year, I teach Latin and Mythology at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. I often spend my evenings in the kitchen (on the best of days there's fresh falafel!), and as I sit to write this I'm waiting for some bread dough to rise (baking bread is like magic!). I try to get out to Shenandoah National Park whenever I can to hike in the mountains. My two cats are named Noor and Fergus, and there are often foster kittens running around our spare bedroom.
I attended GLA when I was in high school, and I had a blast meeting other Latin students and finding new things to do with the language. As a teacher, I keep coming back because of the people. It may only be three weeks, but there become strong community bonds between the students and the RA's and the teachers. Each academy is unique because of what each person brings to the table. So I can't wait to meet you all and see what we create together this summer!
Mox vōs vidēbō! - Mr. Jefferson
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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.
Contact UsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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