gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
The first day of Academy was filled with fun things and new friends!
After we took our COVID tests, we moved into our dorm rooms. We soon had to say goodbye to our families (for three whole weeks!) and jumped right in to Academy activities! The provinces all competed in a game for points in the *Province Cup* and went on a brief tour of all the buildings we will use at R-MC.
We tried hard to learn everyone's name at Academy through the name game in small groups. We heard that Sol bought shoes in the Roman Forum, Jordan bought Jacks, and Kirti bought Kupcakes. In the end, Karsten was brave enough to name every single student in the Academy - and earned some major points for his province, Italia!
Following dinner in the dining hall, we learned about ancient rhetoric and Roman elected officials. We are preparing for our own Roman-style elections which will happen on Tuesday by writing speeches, creating graffiti in Latin, and strategizing our campaigns. Hopefully our dorm will be filled with election graffiti by tomorrow!
More fun things to come tomorrow - we're excited to see what the next three weeks hold!
-- Magister Jefferson
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