gvbernatoris latina academia mmxxiii
CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
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Happy Birthday to our Sophie! Today she is turning 17th and we are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to celebrate with her.
With Jackie and Ash the earliest risers (5:20 and 4:30 AM respectively), many students chose to run on the outdoor track before ientaculum (breakfast). After, we had our first day of α/β/γ classes, ἱερἁ (Ancient Greek rituals) where we compared Greek wedding rituals to their modern counterparts taught by Magistra Blanks, Διονὐσια (The Great Dionysia) where we learned the Attic Greek alphabet and about the different dialects of Ancient Greek taught by Διδάσκαλος Cogan, and Pictura Romana, taught by Magister Cavedo, where we learned about Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia and began investigating what it can teach us about 1st Century Roman Art.
We had the pleasantries of getting to learn from the Governor's Japanese Academy and exchange basic phrases between our languages. This is turn allows us to respect each others learning differences while still being able to communicate
Quid fecimus in otio? (what did we do during free time?)
Today during otium, Rex and James serenaded everyone (too bad so sad for those who went to the gym) in the atrium with a kazoo and viola duet, playing songs from a variety of genres.
Those who chose to take part in Memoranda were assigned important roles including Photo Sorter, Video Editor, Latin Writer, and Yearbook Planner. Everyone else began working on their Varietas projects, fitting our theme of "causa latet, vis notissima" (the cause lies hidden, but the result is well known).
With an hour to change into Togas, students were forced to trudge the five minute walk to the dining hall, without tripping over themselves or others. After Cena (dinner) we returned to Andrews Hall for our Toga photos, fabulous election speeches and voting.
Congrats to the winners of the GLA MMXXIII (totally fair) elections:
Censor: Stella & Octavian
Consul: Rin & Mykayla
Praetor: Chloe & MacPhearson
Quaestor: Christian & Marisa
Tribune: Pierson & James
Aedile (Yours Trulies): Jazz & Noah
After three days of valiant fighting, the current top three of The Province Cup are:
1. Italia -38
2. Hispania - 33
3. Britannia - 29
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
Q: What has 6 legs, 4 eyes, 2 arms, and a tail?
A: Caligula riding Incitatus.
Today's joke submitted by Noah
These next three weeks are bound to have more ioci dierum, abnormal early risers, ferocious battles for the rightly place of first in The Province Cup, and of course, grammatical mistakes in our Latin.
- Signing off for now, Jazz and 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