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CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
I’m back on the blog to tell y’all about a very important part of academy, epistuale! As you prepare to leave for Ashland, remember that you will not have access to your phones. No snapchat, texting, Instagram, and BeReal means no contact with your friends and family for three weeks, right? No! There are these cool things called letters that you can use to keep in touch during the next three weeks.
Writing letters can be therapeutic and may help you reflect on your experiences at GLA and process feelings of homesickness. It meant a lot to me to have that connection to my loved ones while I was at academy and I’m sure it will feel the same for you!
To write your letters, I encourage you to pack:
Here is the address you should tell your family and friends to send mail to:
Governor’s Latin Academy
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005-5505
You will be given time daily to write letters and any mail received will also be distributed at this time (no mail will be give out on weekends due to the campus mailroom not being staffed those days). After writing and addressing your letters, you can give them to any of your RAs or Quaestors, who you’ll elect in the first days of academy. We will deliver them directly to the post office each morning so they’ll reach their recipients ASAP. Mail usually takes around 3-5 days to be delivered and package delivery time may vary a bit more.
In case you don’t have much practice writing letters, I have attached an outline of a filled-out envelope including your academy address in the top left. And of course your RAs and teachers will always be willing to help if you have any additional questions or concerns.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow!
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