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CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
As a reminder, our Varietas show, "Res Gestae: Causa Latet Vis Notissima" is Saturday, July 8th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. All are welcome and we hope to see many of you there to enjoy our hard work over the past weeks.
It's been a long week but we're almost to sleep-in day. Ash was up at 4:50 while Jackie was resting. So far no student has joined the Early Risers. Let's see how tomorrow goes.
After an uneventful breakfast, many once again donned masks due to the poor air quality as we walked to Haley for classes. In Locutio, we learned words pertaining to direction and movement, and then played Theseus vs. the Minotaur, where classmates were blindfolded and had to either reach the end of a maze or defeat another blindfolded classmate while being directed by the rest of the class using our newly learned vocab. During Quid Rides?, we analyzed last class's topic of Ad Minores ('punching down'/bullying), and then read examples of Nefas (the humor of the socially forbidden). Finally, in Mercatus, we learned about traditional Roman Convivium and prepared in provinces for tonight's event.
Quid fecimus in otio? (what did we do during free time?)
James and Addie played- arguably- the most violent game of Spoons. Some of us went to the gym and pool once more and others decided to clean or nap during the break.
Following after was Varietas and Memoranda. Students were reminded that there's only four more days until the big day! We've started cracking down and making our finalizations: paint has been everywhere, boxes are finding more and more uses, the music is getting faster and details are harmonizing. No spoilers, but get ready to have your mind blown!
We then had 90 minutes to prepare for... Convivium! In provinces we made table decorations out of cardboard, paper, sculpi, and anything we could get our hands on. We also had to finish our skits in Latin (or Greek, for Achaea) that we started in Mercatus. On top of those, we also had to change into togas. Somehow, we managed all that within just 90 minutes! Claps on backs to all. Surprisingly it was significantly faster to put on our togas versus prior events. Which we call improvement. Goodbye to waddling around in sheets (for most of us)! We walked in the light drizzle over to the eponymous Birdsong Hall and took residence upstairs in the gorgeous dinning room called The Yellowjacket Club which overlooked the football field. As we performed our hilarious skits we ate a (close to) historically accurate feast, including two types of chicken, turkey sausages, light mushroom dip and the freshest fruit for dessert. If only we could have another one...
Province Cup update:
After the Convivium we returned to MRP for Nugae, where our wonderful Tribunes organized another episode of Barbari for us to watch, and we jammed to music before heading to bed.
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
Why did the chicken cross the road?
GLA Out of Context
"Only 8-10 miles." - Dr. Whitchurch
"She could say she'd kill me and I'd laugh with her." - Rin
"I'm wearing clothes." - Rex
"I'm a safe pyromaniac." - Caroline F.
"I have no towels!" -Hyun
"SALVE- oh rainbow!" - Hyun
"I've given birth in Latin before and my hips don't lie." - Dr. Whitchurch
"Let me do it for you." - Olivia
"I'm a meat eater not because I love plants but because I hate animals." - Hank
"You have a nook and a cranny in my brain?" - Benji
Jazz is so exhausted that she can't spell anything.
-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