gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
Salvete omnes! My name is Megan, and I’ll be your RA this year and the province leader of Athens. I’m going into my fourth year at UVA, where I major in Latin and Greek, dabble in English and art history, and run the Classics Club.
I was a GLA student in 2018, but believe it or not, I wasn’t that enthusiastic about attending at the time. I planned to study political journalism, not classics, and I only went because my Latin teacher made me and told me it would look good on my college applications. You can probably guess how that turned out - by the end of my three weeks, I’d fully changed my future plans to Latin education, and I haven’t looked back since. So don’t fear if you don’t think you’re “the GLA type” or don’t feel as passionate about classics as you think others do. You might end up surprising yourself like I did!
One thing GLA students often worry about is losing access to technology for three weeks, which is a scary prospect (especially after we’ve all spent so much time online during the pandemic), but actually turns out to be a nice way to get to bond with people. You will get used to it, I promise, but the first few days of phone withdrawal might be weird. Here’s some miscellaneous advice to help you adjust:
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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.
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Office Phone: (804) 496-1539
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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