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Jackie's Early Riser status is safe...for now. He woke up at 4:15 but Ash slept in! Eheu!
The rest of academy has decided to test the waters though. Seeing just how late they can wake up and still be early. Because on time is LATE and late is UNACCEPTABLE. (:
Well that's not completely true. Han-Lin and Rea were up 6:30 for SAT prep. That's the type of dedication we all wish to have.
Anyway, the weather was lovely today. VA decided to bless us with mildly cloudy skies, cool temps, and low humidity. We already know how bad tomorrow could be.
After arriving at Halie extremely early to check out the free books cart, and many students grabbing a handful of them, we had a wonderful day of our first α/β/γ classes in what seems like a few millennia. In Διονὐσια (The Great Dionysia) we learned additional vocab and started preparing for a vocab synthesis quiz by each being assigned a word and we will be tested on them tomorrow - for province points. Today's topic in Pictura Romana was Early Hellenistic Greek Painters, the last lesson in 'side A' of the course, and we looked at 1st century BCE painting particularly in Macedonian Tombs, read about Apelles and Protogenes, and discussed the concept of subtilitas (vaguely 'detail/subtlety'). In ἱερἁ (Ancient Greek rituals) we studied mystery cults, specifically the Orphic cult and the Eleusis cult centering around Demeter.
Quid fecimus in otio? (what did we do during free time?)
Jazz beat Benji in a 25 relay in the pool. That's a lie. Jazz is a runner. Not a swimmer. Olivia- who is our swimmer- completely dominated in the pool. And Marisa did a fantastic job for specializing in Pole Vault. So while there were races going on in the pool, our students were also working hard in the gym. Constantly improving their last reps and bettering themselves even when strengthening their minds. So parents, don't be surprised if we come back home completely ripped. Back at Andrews it was the downstairs laundry day once again. This time, with no conflicts. Inside others played board games and read books from the 'free book' cart mention previously.
After a lunch in which we were once again relegated to the liminal upstairs, we returned to Andrews to begin BELLUM MERCIUM (Commodity War), an intensive and immersive tabletop game that is a mix of Diplomacy, Risk, Settlers of Catan, and Candy Crush, being played in 5 years of 30-45 minutes. After lots of amazing Latin, negotiating, dropping pieces of paper, wars, territorial conquest, emperors rising to power, random historical events, and lots of luck, we finally finished the game around 9:15.
Most Wars: Germania
Best Latin: Italia
Most Civ: Achaea, Asia, Africa
Best Vibes (as always): Gallia
Bellum Mercium results:
Aegyptus (1 point away from Britannia)
Current Province Cup Scores:
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
How did the Italian chef die?
He pasta way.
Submitted by Thomas.
GLA Out of Context
"Hi it's me Gorbachev, how are you doing?" - Benji
"I'd totally murder someone there." - Rin
"You could call him the rizzard of Cos" - Magister Cavedo
"It'll be phenom.com" - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"You're a humist." - Brittany
"It was a joint Shreking." - Reece
*While reading a letter* "Happy Birthday... oh, Dear Brittany." - Rin
"English is stupid and I don't care." - Jackie
"No, it's not wizards chess." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"Cogan & Cogan's Attoneys at Law." - Magister Cavedo
"War; TLDR." - Διδάσκαλος Cogan
"I'm sorry we can't accept your war declaration." - Gabriel
"Ten paces past Cerberus." - Magistra Blanks
"The first rule about Fight Club..." - Addie
Cleaning our battle wounds before lights off
- 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