Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Toga Beats . . . Latin Grammar set to catchy electronic music

Learning Latin grammar through aural, oral, visual, and kinetic learning.

Thirty tracks of Latin grammar set to catchy electronic music and lyrics. Listen to the tracks, read along on the lyrics sheet, sing the lyrics yourself with the Karaoke tracks, and, if the music moves you, dance to the beat of declensions and conjugations!

Download the first track for FREE!


Purchase the Toga Beats Complete Collection includes all thirty tracks and the lyrics sheet.

Purchase the individual tracks as needed in your Latin classroom. (purchase links on the Toga Beat Complete Collection page)

Purchase the Karaoke Collection to tap into your creativity and your student's creativity.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer FREE Webinar - eyeVocab

Join us for a FREE webinar - eyeVocab: A Revolutionary Approach to Vocabulary Acquisition & Retention.

This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM EST (5:00-6:00 Central Time) presented by high school teacher, Thaddeus Lisowski.

Frustrated that your students so frequently forget the vocabulary they need to know and supposedly "learned"?

This webinar will present the documented success of eyeVocab, an innovative second-language acquisition software program, in stimulating Latin vocabulary learning and retention. Master teacher Thaddeus Lisowski will share his enthusiasm using eyeVocab with his own Latin classes.

eyeVocab maximizes state-of-the-art technology and revolutionizes second language vocabulary acquisition. Far more than an electronic flashcard, eyeVocab uses "distinctive affective images in isolation" in combination with audio recitation and keyboard input so that students hardwire the new vocabulary in their memory. Classes using eyeVocab, designed for the language lab as well as for individual use at home, experience dramatically significant improvement in vocabulary retention.



Thaddeus Lisowski received his AB from Harvard University in Classics and his PhD from U.C. Berkeley in Comparative Literature (emphasis in Ancient Greek and Latin). While at Berkeley, Thaddeus taught English Composition and Literature courses and Latin and Greek language courses (including intensive summer workshops in both languages). He taught four years at Maybeck High School in the English and Math departments, including AP English and AP Calculus, where he also was co-leader of a student trip to Machu Picchu over the Inca Trail. Since 2007, Thaddeus has taught Latin in the upper school at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA. During off hours, Thaddeus enjoys biking with his two young daughters and hiking in the East Bay hills or in more far-flung places.

Complete the online webinar registration form. Webinar login information will be sent on Monday, June 9. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Friday, May 02, 2014

eBook Options from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

The eTextbook trend is progressing and Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is adding more eTextbook providers to offer a variety of eBook platforms for users.

Currently Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers offers eTextbooks through MBSDirectDigital, GooglePlay, and Chegg. For direct links to purchase Bolchazy-Carducci eTextbooks visit the title's product page at bolchazy.com. Just above the product description there is a list of the eTextbook providers and a direct link to purchase the eTextbook.



In addition we have begun working with VitalSource, RedShelf, and Follett. eTextbooks from these providers are forthcoming to be available this summer. As eTextbooks from these providers become available the direct buy links will be added to the product pages at bolchazy.com.

This chart will assist you to determine which eTextbook platform is best for your students.


Download the PDF of this chart and the explanation of each feature. 



In addition to eTextbooks Bolchazy-Carducci offers four vocabulary Apps, developed by gWhiz Mobile and available from the App StoreSM.

Each App offers a sample trial. Visit these links and download the sample to your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone.

Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings for Books 1, 2, 4, and 6

Caesar: Selections from His Comentarii De Bello Gallico

Latin for the New Millennium Level 1

Latin for the New Millennium Level 2

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Ovid Reader is now available

An Ovid Reader: Selections from Seven Works by Carole Newland is now available from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. An Ovid Reader is the seventeenth title in the BC Latin Reader Series.

These readers, written by experts in the field, provide well annotated Latin selections to be used as authoritative introductions to Latin authors, genres, or topics, for intermediate or advanced college Latin study. Their relatively small size (covering 500-600 lines) makes them ideal to use in combination.

Each volume includes a comprehensive introduction, bibliography for further reading, Latin text with notes at the back, and complete vocabulary.
 
Ovid’s poetry, once regarded as superficial in comparison to that of other Augustan poets, is now hailed for its artistry, its mastery at storytelling, and the profound influence it has had on literature and art from the poet’s own time to the present day.

This Reader’s commentary gives grammatical and syntactical assistance, seasoned with appreciation of the fine points of Ovid’s complex literary style. Latin selections are drawn in part from his elegiac poems and demonstrate the new range of directions for elegy developed by Ovid: not merely love elegy (Amores, and with a fresh epistolary form in Heroides); but also didactic and aetiological elegy (Ars Amatoria, Fasti), each with a twist on expected subject-matter; and exile poetry (Tristia, Epistulae ex Ponto), whose elegiac themes are adapted from earlier poetry to express emotional as well as political meaning after Ovid’s banishment from his beloved Rome. Select passages from the epic Metamorphoses, a brilliant experiment that uses a variety of genres under a unifying theme, fill out the collection with the work acknowledged to be Ovid’s major achievement.

Special Features
  • Introduction to Ovid’s life, works, style, and meter
  • 556 lines of unadapted Latin text in 30 selections from 7 works: Amores 1.1.1–4; 1.6.27–40; 1.9.1–20; 1.13.1–18, 21–26, 47–48; 2.15.1–28 • Heroides 3.1–4, 113–20; 5.61–88; 7.181–96 • Ars Amatoria 1.1–4, 17–34; 1.89–102; 1.505–24; 3.329–48 • Metamorphoses1.168–88; 2.227–34, 272–84; 3.173–98; 3.402–17; 4.93–127; 5.585–600; 10.270–94; 13.764–69, 838–53; 15.75–95; 15.871–79 • Fasti 1.89–102; 2.813–36; 4.305–28; 5.193–212 • Tristia 1.7.15–30; 4.6.1–18; 4.10.1–2, 17–26, 41–66 • Epistulae ex Ponto 3.3.5–20
  • Suggested reading; five illustrations
Other Titles in the BC Latin Readers Series

Available Titles

A Lucan Reader: Selections from Civil War

A Terence Reader: Selections from Six Plays

A Plautus Reader: Selections from Eleven Plays

A Sallust Reader: Selections from Bellum Catilinae and Bellum Iugurthinum, and Historiae

A Roman Verse Satire Reader: Selections from Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal

A Suetonius Reader : Selections from the Lives of the Caesars and the Life of Horace

A Livy Reader: Selections from Ab Urbe Condita

A Martial Reader: Selections from the Epigrams

A Seneca Reader : Selections from Prose and Tragedy

A Caesar Reader: Selections from Bellum Gallicum and Bellum Civile, and from Caesar's Letters, Speeches, and Poetry

An Apuleius Reader: Selections from the Metamorphoses

A Cicero Reader: Selections from Five Essays and Four Speeches, with Five Letters

A Latin Epic Reader: Selections from Ten Epics

A Tibullus Reader : Seven Selected Elegies

A Roman Army Reader: Twenty-One Selections from Literary, Epigraphic, and Other

A Tacitus Reader: Selections from Annales, Historiae, Germania, Agricola, and Dialogus Annales

Forthcoming Titles

A Propertius Reader: Eleven Selected Elegies

A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the 2nd Century BCE-2nd Century CE

 



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Latin for the New Millennium Level 1 Vocab App

Latin for the New Millennium Level 1 Vocab App is LIVE!!!!

The app corresponds with the Vocabulary to Learn in Latin for the New Millennium Level 1.

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers partnered with gWhiz Mobile to develop Latin vocabulary apps.

Each apps offer a free sample of ten word to try before you buy with an in app purchase option of $9.99. The apps are available from iTunes App Store.

Latin for the New Millennium Level 1 (Vocabulary to Learn)
by Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg

Latin for the New Millennium Level 2 (Vocabulary to Learn)
by Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg
(scheduled to be released April 1, 2014 - follow us on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for availability announcement)

Vergil's Aeneid Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6
by Barbara Boyd.

Caesar Selections from his Commentarii de Bello Gallico
by Hans-Friedrich Mueller

Friday, March 07, 2014

Latin Vocabulary Apps Available

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers partnered with gWhiz Mobile to develop Latin vocabulary apps. The apps correspond with the vocabulary in Vergil's Aeneid Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6, Caesar Selections from his Commentarii de Bello Gallico, Latin for the New Millennium Level 1, and Latin for the New Millennium Level 2.

Each apps offer a free sample of ten word to try before you buy with an in app purchase option of $9.99. The apps are available from iTunes App Store.

Vergil's Aeneid Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6
by Barbara Boyd.

Caesar Selections from his Commentarii de Bello Gallico
by Hans-Friedrich Mueller

Latin for the New Millennium Level 1 (Vocabulary to Learn)
by Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg
(scheduled to be released April 1, 2014 - follow us on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for availability announcement)

Latin for the New Millennium Level 2 (Vocabulary to Learn)
by Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg
(scheduled to be released April 1, 2014 - follow us on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for availability announcement)



Bolchazy-Carducci's Latin Proverbs App

Enjoy proverbs from the Old World to the New Testament and beyond in English, Latin, or both lanugages, right on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Latin teachers are already using this app to provide a Latin quote-of-the-day to use with their students as a warm-up.

Use the app even if you don't know Latin. Stuck for a toast? Want to write something clever in a greeting card? Interested in reading some of the best one-liners of all time in English AND in Latin? Find the perfect expression in English (with Latin translation) at the right time in seconds with Latin Proverbs.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 Progress and Production Going into 2014

2013 was a progressive and productive year at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, in August we launch our new website. Not only does it have a new look we added some great functionality with a new shopping cart. Watch for "Coupon Codes" in our promotional materials, we are offering opportunities for discounts on our titles. Bolchazy.com also has an "Add to Wishlist" option, as your are browsing the site add some titles to your "Wishlist".

New titles, we have many, starting with June new titles through December new titles:

Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader 2nd Ed

Writing Passion Plus: A Catullus Reader Supplement - Poems 6, 16, 32, and 57

Find Them: Latina Verba Mixta for Wheelock's Latin

Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers

 A Tibullus Reader

Latin for the New Millennium Latin 3: Select Latin Enrichment Readings

The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim: Bilingual Edition

A Roman Army Reader

 A Tacitus Reader

 Ask the Ancients

 Ten Fairy Tales in Latin

 Reading the Gospel of St. Matthew in Greek

Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences

 Caesar's Blood

Julius Caesar: Master of Surprise

We are progressing into 2014 with the development of some vocabulary Apps. Watch our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on the release of these Apps.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!






Friday, November 22, 2013

Latin Apps!

Looking for Latin Apps to use on your iPad? 

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers offers "Latin Proverbs" App for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

This app is available from the iTunes Store

Enjoy proverbs from the Old World to the New Testament and beyond in English, Latin, or both languages, right on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Latin teachers are already using this app to provide a Latin quote-of-the-day to use with their students as a warm-up.

Use the app even if you don't know Latin. Stuck for a toast? Want to write something clever in a greeting card? Interested in reading some of the best one-liners of all time in English AND in Latin? Find the perfect expression in English (with Latin translation) at the right time in seconds with Latin Proverbs.


The History of Rome 

By Wizzard Media  

Stream the latest episodes of The History of Rome directly onto your iOS device. Beyond direct access to the audio feed, the app also includes additional material like:

* Episode maps
* Links to further reading and resources
* Fun random extras

Whether you are already a fan of The History of Rome or discovering it for the first time, this app is a great way to deepen your understanding of Roman history.



SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader

By Paul Hudson
romansgohome.com

SPQR is the ultimate learning tool for Latin students who want to immerse themselves in the language, presenting the most comprehensive Latin dictionary on the App Store, dozens of Latin texts with English translations, a grammar tester, flashcards, quiz, numeral converter, quotes of ancient wisdom, language learning tools and more.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

'The Epic of Lou Bolchazy' a classic tale of vision, zest, fun

Daily Herald Lake County, IL, columnist Burt Constable writes about "The Epic of Lou Bolchazy". Lou continues to be a presence at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New and Forthcoming Wheelock's Latin Enrichment Texts

Two methods for enriching Latin learning!

Find Them 
Latina Verba Mixta for Wheelock's Latin
Sally Proctor
vi + 54 pp. (2013) ISBN 978-0-86516-793-3

 

Vocabulary acquisition and retention often seems like the greatest hurdle for a language learner. Practice vocabulary from each chapter's vocabulary lists, grammar explanations, and readings with these 40 simple, fun puzzles. Find Them: Latina Verba Mixta for Wheelock's Latin is an entertaining way for students to engage with Latin vocabulary.

These puzzles can be enjoyed by and benefit Latin students at any level and using any textbook.

Special Features

• Puzzles use vocabulary from vocabulary lists, grammar explanations, and readings
• Each puzzle leads student to answer a cultural, historical, or literary question tied to the chapter
• Answer key is provided for each puzzle



Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences
Richard Upsher Smith Jr. 
xxiv + 332 pp. (2014) ISBN 978-0-86516-798-8 
(Available December 2013)

Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences offers students a wealth of Sententiae selected and annotated to pair with each of the 40 chapters of Wheelock's Latin. In addition, 16 Loci Immutati offer readings from the Bible, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, and more. Although designed to accompany Wheelock's Latin, this text is a great resource for anyone interested in reading Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin. The thorough notes found in this text make reading these Latin selections possible and enjoyable for readers from any Latin background. 


Special Features
Appendix I: Some Developments in Latin Grammar Found in Ecclesiastical and Medieval Latin
Appendix II: Brief Biographies of Authors Cited in the Sententiae and Loci 
Verba Memoria Comprehendenda (a frequent-word list) 
A List of Source Texts Not Included in the Abbreviations 
Three Indices (Passages from the Old and New Testaments; Passages from Liturgical and Magisterial Documents; Passages from Ecclesiastical and Other Non-Classical Authors)