gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
It’s Magistra McIntire here again! I can’t believe Academy is starting in just a couple of days! I’m excited to be returning to Randolph-Macon College’s campus! As you’re frantically packing your last items, I wanted to let you know some more about my class: OVID-22.
We will be translating the transformations of Tiresias, Iphis, Caenus, and more in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. We will discuss how our author, other sources, and ancient art pieces depict our characters. After translating, we will examine ancient statues, frescoes, and pottery of our characters and compare these depictions to other ancient characters such as maenads, Aphrodite, and Hermes. Then, we will be comparing Ovid’s depictions to other sources like Plato’s Symposium, Pliny the Elder, and previous versions of these myths from Greek sources. Ultimately we will be building up to a comparison between the transformations themselves.
We will be asking questions like:
Why did Ovid choose these stories?
Why did Ovid make certain changes from previous versions of these stories?
What do these depictions tell us about how ancient Roman society viewed these characters?
Which characters are more accepted in Roman society?
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