gvbernatoris latina academia mmxxiii
CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
Today's edition of the GLA MMXXIII blog will likely be especially short and incoherent because Mercatus just ended and we have less than 30 minutes to write the blog as opposed to our normal 90 minutes.
Early Risers. Jackie. Wake up. 4:40. Ash. Unknown. Yay. What Fun. Wow.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OCTIAVIAN AND CAROLINE F. WEEEEE SO GLAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL.
Breakfast was tasty. Yum. Yay. On to classes. Today was OUR VERY LAST day of A/B/C classes, there were many tears and clinging to teachers so that they would not force us back to typical Latin classes. In Locutio and Mercatus, we prepared for tonight's Mercatus Traiani by practicing bartering for goods and working on our province boards. In Quid Rides?, we finally assembled Exodia by filling out the last type of humor on our page, Ad Superiores ("punching up"). We also were psychoanalyzed by means of the survey we filled out at the beginning of the course, and told our jokes in Latin that we started working on in our second to last class period. We are all so grateful to have had Magistra McIntire, Princeps Wilkins, and Magister Whitchurch as teachers for these last three weeks, and are so sad that it is over already.
Quid fecimus in otio? (what did we do during free time?)
Otium stuff. Games, naps, gym, pool, translating, preparing for Mercatus. Woo. We can word vomit somewhat coherent English. Hope you are keeping up.
After otium we had our second to last varietas and memoranda. Projects and yearbook almost done. Woo. Next was preparations for Mercatus, where we all rushed to finish (and mostly did finish) our province Mercatus boards, which are all amazing and will be on display at the Res Gestae on Saturday. Hope to see you all there.
Finally, we returned from dinner (also scrumptious. yum. woo.) and donned togas for Mercatus. Reece still can't put his on. Unanimously voted the best of the three immersion activities, it was much fun. Improv conversing, learning and teaching each other about provinces, begging for money, and hilarity with staff and students alike were all cornerstones of Mercatus. What fun.
Mercatus Money Rankings (all of the following receive province points):
Least Money: Achaea
3rd Most: Asia
Best Cultural Identity - Aegyptus
Most Artistic - Brittania
Best Latin on Board - Africa
Most Creative Moment - Italia & Achaea
Best Vibes - who else but Gallia
Best Spoken Latin - Hispania
Favorite Product - Germania
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
What do emperors use to cut hair?
Today's joke submitted by Sumanth
Province Cup Update (so much has changed):
Britannia 112 (woo first centurion)
GLA Out of Context (Probably how most of this blog reads)
"You're all late for class and you're all gonna die." - Abigail
"I got province points because my dad got hit by a train." - Addie
"What's Lightning McQueen's favorite chinese meal? KaChow Mein" - Matthew
"Are you a Gaul? Because you're divided into three parts." - Gabriel
"Everyone say, 'I hate kids!' " - Magistra McIntire
"Whitchurch is the type of person who would just straight up undergo mitosis if you ask me." - Gabriel
"I'm better at real life." - Rin
"You make enough lighthouses, you win things." - James
"I told you I wanted you to bring me heads." - Princeps
"I don't have control issues!" - Jazz
"I can't be a pimp AND a simp." - Thomas
"Ever single stinkin' day, neuter plural ends in a." - Dr. Witchurch
"Did you have pebbles and fruity tuna?" - Caroline W.
"I'm the prettiest princess." - James
"You cannot buy people." - Addie
"Hanlin's my mom...?" - Jazz
If we don't stop writing and go to bed right now, Jams will actually murder us.
- Your Aediles, Jazz and Noah
P.S. no pictures today because there was not time for those with cellphone access to upload them between the end of Mercatus and blogging. Sorry!
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