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Yet another night at GLA where we are short on time due to how busy the schedule is, but we should have just enough time to eek out a full post. Today was the last of many things: the last field trip, the last Varietas, the last Memoranda, and the last Epistulae.
We have no clue who are early riser were for today, but it is safe to assume they were Jackie and Ash. Breakfast consisted of the ice cream machine (vanilla side) being fixed, Jazz attempting to balance multiple plates on her arms, and confusing family trees? If you're confused, so are we.
After breakfast, we returned to MPR and prepared to leave for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). Embarking on the same busses as usual (the good vibes bus and the best vibes bus), we chatted, slept, read, sang along to music, and listened to radio ads for the duration of the journey. At VMFA, we divided into our three typical province groupings by Romanitas order for three 30 minute 'tour' rotations. Magister Whitchurch led a session on the impact and reception of the classical world on later European painting, Princeps led us through the classical room full of much older Greek and Roman artifacts, and Magister Cavedo taught us about encaustic panel and sarcophagi paintings (which were unfortunately not present), the statue of Caligula, and a mosaic of Cupids through the four seasons. After the guided portion, we had 15-dollar gift cards to buy lunch at the cafe, and then had 2 hours to tour through the rest of the museum at our own pace and also purchase items from the gift shop. Groups were able to look into the different sections of the museum including, but not limited to, abstract, modern, European, French, African, Asian art as well as many statues. VMFA was so big that there wasn't time to truly look at everything, but this day- the last field trip- will live in our hearts.
When we got back to Andrews, we were able to relax for 30 minutes before we began crunch time for our Varietas projects. Sculpting got cleaner, the line art for drawing became more abundant, finishing touches were applied to paintings, translation were more accurate, but the rest to come is all tomorrow. Meanwhile our Memoranda group was also working diligently. It's sad for all of these to come to an end but this feeling of success that we've found at GLA is one to remember...thankfully we'll be getting a little surprise in the mail. We are so excited to share all our hard work .
After dinner everyone went over to Coplet to type out student surveys from our wonderful time here at Macon and then travelled to the theater in which GLA began almost three weeks ago and rehearsed for tomorrow!! Here we were able to get out any flaws within our attractions which are remaining secret for suspense. Staff watched, laughed and made corrections so that tomorrow things will run smoothly. A big round of applause to everyone who helped us reach this point in our journey. GLA time truly does move differently than anywhere else.
Iocum diei (joke of the day):
How does Abraham make his coffee?
Today's joke submitted by Pierson.
Province Cup Update:
GLA Out of Context
"It's like a better Ikea." - Marisa
"That means I'm on my period too." - Hyun
"It's like a skylight of cheese." - Rex
"This statue is gonna kill you." - Matthew
"I like eggs." - Pierson
"mos maiorum says Cotton Eyed Joe." - Princeps
"Broadway shmodway, the polar express is forever." - James
"Chicago delenda est." - Rex
"Supplemented sutainable cannibalism is my position in WALL-E." - Abigail
"I'm not saying that runway models can't play minecraft." - Rin
"Between Charylla and Scybdis." - Magister Whitchurch
"Mom said it was my turn to be Miles Gloriosus." - Addie
"Wait until I get my beard on and become an old man." - Rex
"I'd sell my soul to the devil for a good slice of cheesecake." - Addie
"Addie, your son doesn't know how to open a door." - Rex
Everyone is so excited to see all of you tomorrow!
Your tired Aediles,
- 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