gvbernatoris latina academia mmxxiii
CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
AS THE SCROLLS FORTOLD.... today was upstairs laundry day. Which meant that there was once again the race over the 4 washer machines. Bound for bloodshed (spilt detergent), corpse raiding (clothes being tossed everywhere out the dryer), and hours of horseback ridding (40 minute wash/dry cycles). Moving past (or rather before) our tiresome war, Jackie was up at 4:15 in order to complete his gorgeous mosaic and Ash was up at 5:07.
Today was our second to last day of α/β/γ classes, working towards our summative lessons and final projects. In Διονὐσια (The Great Dionysia) we reviewed all of the articles, learned new vocab and the future tense, and started reading a simplified version of Medea (Μήδεια). In Pictura Romana, we worked towards culmination, covering 1st century CE Romano-Campanian Frescoes and looked at the state of art in Rome during the Flavian period through the words of Pliny and through Magister Cavedo's fantastic Google Maps program. Lastly, in ἱερἁ we learned about the use of magic in Ancient Greek for love, did a culminating jeopardy review, and worked in groups on our GLA rituals which will be presented during Saturday's class.
Quid fecimus in otio? (what did we do during free time?)
It was the usually routine in terms of otium. Including, Mercatus preparations, studying, sleeping, cleaning, and taking the time to relax. Students also worked in groups to complete their jokes for the next Quid Rides? class. Varietas and Memoranda comprised of students finishing up the yearbook and Varietas projects. We hope to see all of you at Saturday's Res Gestae at 2 PM.
We were graced with the presence of our third guest speaker Dr. John F. Miller, who has presented at every Academy since its creation. He lectured on the topic "Memorialization through Inscriptions (and Images)" as framed through his recent trip to Rome. He showed us images of inscriptions on tombs, memorials, and civic buildings throughout Roman history and guided us through abbreviations.
After cena, we returned to Haley for the great Certagon, a Greek and Latin trivia contest in teams covering all of the material we have learned thus far. With an hour of fierce competition completed, the finals with teams Medusa (James, Chloe, Mykayla), Chimera (Rex and Brittany), and Harpies (Abigail and Logan) took place in the MPR, with team Harpies prevailing. After a short break, we re-entered the MPR for "De Vita Classica", a panel comprising of our teachers and RAs who answered our questions about anything adjacent to pursuing education or a career in the classics.
Province Cup update:
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
"Help, help, help, my dative is broken, what should I do?"
"Use your ablative, kid."
Today's joke submitted by Magister Whitchurch
GLA Out of Context
"This is what joy and whimsy does to you." - Brittany
"Maybe he is grapes!" - Dr. Miller
"Mihi want a cracker." - Matthew
"Man, things are really hotting up." - Magister Cavedo
"I graduated with my masters in... nope." - Benji
"I am using my knowledge to destroy small children." - Jackie
"I am the stupid thing." - Brittany
"Benji's smolder is making him blush." - Matthew
"Jason is supposed to be the most mid hero." - Magistra Blanks
"Obvi gonna go with the abbriv." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"That is my persona μέν...δέ. One of the many." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"Correct the professor, especially when he's jetlagged." - Dr. Miller
"Isn't Roman dating fun? No. It's not." - Dr. Miller
Also, James wishes to thank his family for the box of Bachs.
Tonight, we head to bed dreaming of glory in tomorrow's long-awaited Mercatus.
-Jazz & Noah
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