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It still surprises us that we have early risers on Sunday. What's even more surprising is that neither Ash nor Jackie made that cut. Gabriel was our earliest time of 6:00 while Jazz was the latest not rising 'til 11:30. Everyone who decided to wake up spent their free time at church, watching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in the lounge, reading, and generally relaxing. We applaud them regardless for being productive with their free time.
After a lunch that felt like breakfast because our gears are set to class after breakfast, we meandered to Haley feeling simultaneously jetlagged forwards and backwards. Our internal thermometers were equally miscalibrated, with the classrooms cold as always and the great outdoors notably hot and heavy. In Διονὐσια (The Great Dionysia) we reviewed ALL the definite articles, learned the genitive and dative case, learned basic noun-adjective agreement, and started reading a simplified Οἰδίπους Τύραννος (Oedipus Rex). Back at it again in Pictura Romana, we viewed incredible 1st century BCE-CE Romano-Campanian Frescos, got an itinerary for a trip to Rome, and learned about the paintings on display during the reign of Augustus. In ἱερἁ (Ancient Greek rituals) we learned about the slightly disturbing rites of passage in the poleis of Athens, Knossos and Sparta, and finished class with another puzzle game.
Following after was internet time at Copley. Including: students taking poor quality photos with the computers so that they could send it over email, playing video games together, and listening to artist's newest releases. Then was, of course, another Province Cup challenge. Magistra McIntire played songs that our Staff members chose, and a representative from each province competed to buzz in first and correctly guess the song and artist. Gallia, represented by Addie, won through her quick buzzes and extensive knowledge of music. It's rather fitting that the province with the best vibes wins the music challenge. Our staff really chose some great hits including Heat waves by Glass Animals, Sparks Fly by Taylor, and Pink & White by Frank Ocean to name a few.
Province Cup scores:
Returning to Estes, we ate a delicious dinner that felt more like lunch, considering we had previously had classes. Our stomachs and brains are completely off-kilter. For our third film in three days (the Barbari streak has unfortunately ended), we headed over to Brock to watch O Brother, Where Art Thou? directed by the Coen brothers and starring George Clooney. Inspired by Homer's Odyssey, it was a 106 minute beautiful fusion of myth, gravitas, and humor, recieving a seated ovation upon its conclusion, followed by a swift exit due to the heat of the theater.
We began for to march around the rim of the fountain, schedules in hand. Sadly, tonight was our last Volifolium. We chanted, and the last week began.
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
"My girlfriend is like the square root of -100. Perfect 10 but completely imaginary ."
Joke submitted by Rin
GLA Out of Context
"Do you ever munch on spoons?" - Jackie
"It might be a muffcake, who knows?" - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"Put in a crate full of wine, baby you've got a convivium going." - Magister Cavedo
"Now every time I go on the swing I'll be like, 'oh.'" - Amber
"Everybody gets involved when there's a plague!" - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"ho-ho-hodie" - Magister Cavedo
"If I could, I'd turn into a fry and eat myself." - Laura
"I've never thought about getting up in the middle of the night and walking into a wall." - Magister Cavedo
"Give me back my respiratory system!" - Rex
"Deception potato." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"Did I get expelled from the city? Yes, but it wasn't really my fault." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"I like to think of myself as a good Tyrant." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"Good hosts don't murder their guest." - Dr. Witchurch
"That was exhilarating." - Logan
I'm the paterfamilas now!" - Rex
"βαίρετε!" - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
Hoping for correct body clocks tomorrow,
- 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