gubernatoris latina academia mmxxii
Non Nobis Solum
mihi nomen est magister Cavedo. This summer I will be teaching a class at Academy called mysterium colorum. I will post again soon with a description of the course as well as some good documentaries you can stream ahead of academy if you are interested in the "mystery of colors" but in this post I just wanted to introduce myself and why I'm so excited to return to Academy in person this year.
I grew up in Richmond and went to the University of Mary Washington and taught middle school Latin in Spotsylvania but these days I live in Metro Atlanta where I teach upper school Latin at the Westminster Schools. I have an old dog named Aura as well as a young cat named Lorenzo (il Magnifico) and I recently adopted an older cat named Crissy who was in need of re-homing. I also just purchased my first home and all of the animals are adjusting well to life at our new villa suburbana.
Latin Academy is probably my favorite thing in the world. This will be my thirteenth summer as an instructor and each year it just keeps getting better. It has been hard to have had to hold Academy remotely the past two summers and it will also be hard to come back in person away from home for three weeks (I haven't even left home in two years!). But it will be so worth it and we will all be in this together.
I hope the end of your school year goes well and I look forward to meeting each of you soon. Keep checking back for more updates including more information on mysterium colorum, coming soon!
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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
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