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CAVSA LATET, VIS NOTISSIMA
I am the Latin and World Mythology teacher at Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Virginia. I went to college at the University of Virginia where I pursued my BA in Classics and MA in Foreign Language Education. I love nearly all the nerdy things including: the MCU (ask me my favorite superhero and you will get an essay), anime, video games, books, reality tv, kdramas, etc. I also love to garden, crochet, and cheer on the UVA basketball team.
I will be teaching a course on ancient Greek rituals (which you can read about below) and running some of games for the province cup! If you have ever seen Harry Potter, then you may be familiar with the house cup. The province cup is the GLA version, with some Latin games, but also many random ways to demonstrate your skills. The goal is to win points for your province and earn praemia fabulosa.
As a former RA, I do want to pass along a last bit of advice. The RMC dining hall is very much like your average college dining hall in the summer. To make your experience there above average, it may be worth while bringing some spices from home to the food such as garlic powder/salt, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, orange pepper seasoning– whatever your favorites are! Obviously, you can bring snacks to keep in your dorm room, but taking a few seasonings to the dining hall may give you a taste of home. As the Spice Girls famously said, “People of the world, spice up your life!
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