gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
pauca dē mē
minus ūnō mēnse! quam excitātus sum! cum discipulus ad ūniversitātem essem, operārī Gubernātōris Latīnae Acadēmiae mihi exoptātissimum erat. hāc aestāte, mīrābile dictū, revēniam ut magistrī scholārum Latīna Loquenda fungar. at aliās illās dīcam. nunc paucīs vōs volō ut mē intrōdūcam.
David Yates seu magister Yates vocor. magister fuī decem annōs. initiō in comitātū Loudoun docuī, ubi adolēvī. paulō post larēs in comitātum Spotsylvaniam trānstulī ut coniūnx essem! hīs diēbus duōs annōs tata domesticus haedulum meum optimum cūrō. plūrima ūnā facimus, ex quibus praesertim haec amat: legere, dēlīneāre, opuscula ex cistulīs Kivīnīs facere, ad lavātōrium raedārium īre, et certē semper lūdere! valdē eī perplacet zombiōs agere: aut ego zombius eam agitō cerebra eius edendī causā, aut nōs ūna familia Zombīna cerebra hominum pessimōrum repugnātōrum prandēmus. cum ōtium mihi est, opuscula domestica facere, rēbus Latīnīs fruī, et fictiōnēs scientifīcās phantasmaticāsque spectāre soleō, praesertim Doctor Who, MCU, et LOTR.
vōs convenīre gestiō! rēapse acadēmia latīnitātis haec est rēs mīrifica. at nunc ōtiō meritō vōs dētis fruāminīque. in proximum!
Less than a month! I’m super excited! In college, working at Latin Academy as an RA was always one of my favorite parts of the year. Now I have this amazing opportunity to come back and teach the spoken Latin course Latīna Loquenda. But I'll post more about that soon. Today I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, so you can get to know me a little better.
My name is David Yates, or rather Magister Yates. I'm a former Latin teacher of ten years. I started my teaching career in Loudoun County where I grew up. A few years after, I moved down to Spotsylvania County and got married! Now for the past couple of years my job has been taking care of a big awesome kiddo. It’s been wonderful! We do so much together, but she especially loves reading, drawing, going through the car wash, building Kiwi Crates, and of course playing. One of her favorite games right now is playing Zombie, in which I either chase her around the house for her brains, or we fight off evil humans and cook up their brains for lunch. You know, as any good Zombie family should. When I get some time to myself, I enjoy working on house projects, all things Latin, and watching sci-fi and fantasy shows, especially Doctor Who, LOTR, and the MCU.
I can’t wait to meet you all! Latin Academy is truly a wonderful experience, which I know you’re going to love. Until then, however, I hope you are able to relax and enjoy some much deserved time off from the school year.
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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: 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