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CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
Today was the calmest day at the academy:
On this fine Sunday, students had the morning until prandium at noon to sleep, socialize, do laundry, go to church, exercise, and any number of strange or ordinary things they might get up to on a day-to-day basis.
For one, Jackie was up at 6 and Ash "slept in" till 5:40. Meanwhile our latest riser was Reece with the time of 11:50. Way to cut it close.
Magistra McIntire, RA Olivia, and Princeps Wilkins had the prettiest dresses on!! The guys need to step it up. Well, Benji did wear three separate T-shirts today. Not sure if that counts though. Mykayla didn't know that milk chocolate had milk in it. We love her anyway. Benji and Rin were in a heated debate over Giton in 'Petronius' satyricon. (Rin also says hi to dad, Noah and I do as well?) Our Latin hallway downstairs held up the Japanese students during the laundry time. Upstairs never did that- just saying. Lunch was a trial between not having forks and our ice cream machine being broken. (we want to blame the sports kids but is that very fair?)
It seemed that our RA's were also enjoying their weekend. Especially when Benji and Olivia did cartwheels outside of Estes Hall. After lunch we went to Copley to have some screen time (30 minutes) where we answered our many emails, played Cool Math Games, stalked our friends on Instagram and attempted to solve the daily Wordle. While half of us were upstairs using computers, the other half were practicing their spoken Latin or Greek.
Once we returned from Copley, we had our standard block of time for Memoranda and Varietas projects, where Rin scared us all by pretending to get a plate of dirt to eat, when it was in fact for her amazing art. After Varietas and Memoranda we had our one-day elective classes:
Magistra McIntire: Genethiology - Thank Your Lucky Stars
Διδάσκαλος Cogan: Discovering Your Voice: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Classical Studies
RA Olivia: The Real Cleopatra
RA Benji: The Satyricon
RA Jams: Evolving Rome (a study of the changing culture and language of Rome across the centuries)
After cena, we had an oratio de re academia by Princeps Wilkins. We read excepts from Ovid's tales of Hermaphroditus and Medusa, and discussed the historical & social context of them, and how we can apply our theme of "causa latet, vis notissima" to classical studies and life in general.
Before we returned to Andrews, we competed in a Province Cup challenge of trashketball, won by Hyun and Achaea. Though we believe Achaea only won due to the bigger trash can that was brought out after the first round.
Current province cup top three:
Italia - 49
Hispania - 40
Britannia - 39
After trashketball, we had our first volvifolium (Page turning) where- without being told- students began walking around the fountain. Then we preceded to chant and turn our schedules to the next week.
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
A man walks into a tailor's, and he hold up a pair of pants. The tailor says, "Euripedes?" The man says, "Yeah. Eumenides?"
Today's joke submitted by RA Jams
GLA Out of Context
"I promised my mom I wouldn't get arrested in Ireland." - Princeps Wilkins
"I watched a YouTube video once and suddenly became Jesus." - Rex
"No, you're supposed to be offended." - Hyun
"Do you ever talk to trees?" - Ella
"I don't like suspending civil liberties." - James
"Now let's make funny jokes about saltines!" - Ella
"Are you an upsilon female?" - Gabriel
"I really didn't want to eat my rice with my hands." - Kevin
"Women up and get a spoon." - Octavian
"Epicureanism is basically atheist yolo." - Gabriel
"I used to be a pro basketball player." - Hyun
"Just create a pile of human bodies." - Dr. Whichurch aka. Dr. Barbulos
"For Benji!" - James
"In the study room? Just like in Clue?" - Marisa
On to more learning, more Latin, and more excitement next week, starting with tomorrow's trip to Richmond!
- Your Aediles, 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