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CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
Without a doubt, our Early Risers were Jackie (5:38) and Ash (5:06). The rest of us value our shut eye. But for some reason they naturally wake up at these terrifying hours. Today was the upstairs hall laundry day!! Look at us being so productive.
The walk to Haley was like walking through a battlefield, with the smog from Quebec overwhelming our senses.
"Classes today were notably cold, but nonetheless Greek days deliver as always." - guest writer Reece. In Διονὐσια (The Great Dionysia) we took our vocabulary quiz, reviewed the grammar we have learned thus far, learned the accusative definite articles, and read a simplified version of Aeschylus' Agamemnon. In Pictura Romana we studied 1st century BCE Romano-Campanian Frescos, learned about the location of famous works of art in the late republic, and were enlightened by Magister Cavedo's map of such in Google Earth. In ἱερἁ (Ancient Greek rituals) Magistra Blanks cast us in enlightenment about all manner of magical use in Ancient Greece. We then played Deal or No Deal and had some preparation time for our culminating rituals.
Quid fecimus in otio? (what did we do during free time?)
Today was an extremely relaxed otium. Most sat in the comforts of their own room, reading, playing games, or getting some rest.
Once fully recovered, we reconvened ad MPR for a Greek Drill! Our four stations today were: verb form review with Olivia, pronunciation and translation with Benji, a few more chapters of Libelli Cavelli with none other than Magister Cavedo, and conversational Greek with Διδάσκαλος Cogan, where we were visited by a particularly curious wasp.
Province Cup update:
Surprise! After cena we had a super fun watch party at Brock, and it felt like a huge sleepover. We watched the first episode of a show on Netflix called Barbarians, which portrayed the conflicts between the Romans and the Germans. We were so engaged by the film and couldn't help but break out into laughter at the plot twist and surprises. We may even get the chance to watch the second episode soon!
Afterwards, we played a Province point game on how well we know the staff. Turns out there's still so much to learn about all of our favs here. Hispania especially... they had zero points.
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
"A dog walked into a tavern and said, 'I can't see a thing. I'll open this one'."
- an ancient Sumerian c. 2000 BCE
Joke submitted by Hank
GLA Out of Context
"I aspire to have that level of fatherliness." - Gabriel
"If your swag is on full attack or if you have the skills to pay the bills." Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"I bit prematurely." - Reece
"In the immortal words of Mario, 'here we go!'" - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"That is the face of a world renowned public officer." - Jazz
"It's still whom!" - Reece
"These guys have been kinging since daddy's daddy's daddy." - Magister Cavedo
"That's the first step - knowing The Persians exists. - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"What if I just bite your arm right now." - Jackie
"That's a Whitchurch-type quote." - James
"The consuls are the light before the dark." - Princeps Wilkins
"I know Matthew is excited that Benji will be there." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"fair, fair. Wouldn't want to be on top of the house when I'm on top of the house." -Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"Okay how long is this- 30 MINUTES?!" - Magister Cavedo
"The Parthenon is still in Greece only because it wouldn't fit in the British Museum." - Magister Cavedo
"Well, I'm glad we brought this up because I don't want to be the reason any of y'all end up in the ER." - Caroline
"The sea may have mussels, but I have more." - Thomas
"Can Julius Caesar shake it like a Gaul?" - Addie
"Do I have enough potassium for the day? Thank you for thinking about that Jazz." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"It marches to the beat of it's own...xylophone." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
Hopefully nothing fire-related occurs 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