gvbernatoris latina academia mmxxiii
CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
There is no "bad."
Jackie is starting to disappoint us with his later than usual wake up time. (5:15) Ash who was awake bright and early might end up stealing the rightful title of "Morning Bird." Because we doubt there'll ever be a time that earlier than 3:45.
The rain has ceased but the sun is nowhere to be seen. Hopefully tomorrow we won't have to walk in a scene from a Stephen King book... let's make sure to say away from sewer drains.
Today was our last day of A/B/C classes for the week. In Quid Rides? We reviewed the humor of Argutiae (wittiness) and then focused on Turpitudo (literally "ugliness" but just insult in general). As well as hearing for- our favorite bully- Martial. Who we likes to dish out the most honest roast in the Ancient World. In Mercatus, we learned about The Five "Good" Emperors (plus Commodus - we couldn't possibly forget about him) and how none of them could be in any realm considered 'good' rulers by modern day standards - besides maybe Antoninus Pius. Finally in Locutio, we continued preparing for tomorrow's Thermopolium with a more intensive simulated practice of buying and selling, including scams, attempted theft, product monopolies, and lots of shrewd business.
Instead of having lunch with the other academies and camps here, we were lucky enough to dine upstairs. It somewhat resembled something you'd see in your grandma's house, but regardless of that, it offered a sense of home.
Quid fecimus in otio? (what did we do during free time?)
Well... we were supposed to go to the library to get books for our Varietas projects and get to explore a new part of campus, but it was unfortunately closed. They must have known we would've taken all they'd have.
So we got an extra hour of otium which students spent playing Classically themed board games, making friendship bracelets, summoning squirrels, laundry runs, and more time at our pool/gym.
After dinner, we went to Duncan Church to use their kitchen to prepare food for tomorrow's Thermopolium. First, we did a Province Cup challenge consisting of a representative from each province balancing a manila folder on their head and walking in a circle 5 times. Who knew balancing would be so hard, there goes any of our dreams of winning the beauty pageant. Accept for maybe Chloe who represented Asia (our winning team) with a time of 48.25 seconds.
Province Cup Podium:
Italia - 42
Hispania - 37
Germania - 32
Before breaking off into rotations, we were introduced to Sunday's elective classes and signed up in order of Province Cup placement:
Magistra McIntire: Genetology - Thank Your Lucky Stars
Διδάσκαλος Cogan: Discovering Your Voice, Finding Purpose and Meaning in Classical Studies
RA Olivia: The Real Cleopatra
RA Benji: The Satiricon
RA Jams: Evolving Rome (a study of the changing culture and language of Rome across the centuries)
There were 3 stations that provinces rotated between:
1. Discussing the roles that different provinces (ultrawealthy, middle class shop owners, and lower class) would have in tomorrow's Thermopolium and strategizing.
2. Playing games such as Rota and Latin Scrabble (Benji is scarily bad at Rota)
3. Primarily, preparing food for tomorrow's Thermopolium (Which lead to all of use smelling like we came out of the garden)
Now when it came to making the food; it was a whole different ball park. We made cucumes coti, moretum, and lenticula. What theses Latin dishes are will remain secret until tomorrow!! Students had to focus on listening to their peers as well as the instructor, Dr. Whichurch. So when we return home, we can definitely make a mean Roman dinner.
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
An owl who?
Today's joke submitted by Chloe
GLA Out of Context
"I'm very girlboss." - Benji
"I think it's less of writing the blog than fighting the blog. It's very antagonistic." - Noah
"Kill me where your Emperor came from." - Rin
"You got dysentery, gold star." - Rin
"I forgot the Queen's dead." - Rin
"It wouldn't be Rome without genocide." - Jazz
"Meanwhile he's cosplaying as Hercules. Maybe he's going to Comic Con." - Princeps Wilkins
"What?! Women can't swim." - Princeps
- With Parsley under our nails, 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