Friday, December 28, 2007

MLA: Day 1

The conference has begun!

We are expecting a crowd of 10,000 here at MLA today. So far it seems like we've talked to almost all of them, which is good. It's always surprising to see what books generate interest at conferences. Yesterday, I was surprised to see that we had brought along Artes Latinae, and today I've been surprised how much interest there has been in it. Clearly, there is an interest in learning Latin here too.

Keeping with the surprise filled nature of the day, Lou brought a bag to the booth. What did it contain but Slovak Songs: in Latin, Slovak, English. It's a beautiful hardcover edition, which has already generated comments here at the conference.

So many pleasant surprises. I can't wait for tomorrow.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Modern Language Association

Meets in Chicago this year!

And Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers will be there. Come talk to us Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

We've got a good selection of books and are selling them at 20% off.

Where: Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Booth: 916

Friday, December 21, 2007

a.d. XII Kal. Ian.

"Procul omni dubio," inquit, "me OPORTET dolum quendam excogitare quo Christi natalis prorsus abrogetur."
–Grinchus ille

Locus: Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Latin

Thursday, December 20, 2007

a.d. XIII Kal. Ian.

Imperare sibi maximum imperium est.

Locus: Epistulae Morales 19.113.30

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Ian.

Humilis nec alte cadere nec graviter potest.
–Publilius Syrus

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

a.d. XV Kal. Ian.

Aliquis non debet esse iudex in propria causa, quia non potest esse iudex et pars.

Monday, December 17, 2007

a.d. XVI Kal. Ian

Deo servire vera libertas.

Friday, December 14, 2007

a.d. XIX Kal. Ian.

Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes.
–Publilius Syrus

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Id. Dec.

In eadem es navi.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

pridie Id. Dec.

Divitiae meae sunt; tu divitiarum es.

Locus: de Vita Beata 22.5

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

a.d. III Id. Dec.

Ibi potest valere populus ubi leges valent.
–Publilius Syrus

Monday, December 10, 2007

a.d. IV Id. Dec.

Homo sum; humani nil a me alienum puto.

Locus: Heauton Timorumenos 77

Friday, December 07, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Dec.

Audio sed taceo.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

a.d. VIII Id. Dec.

Scribimus indocti doctique.
–Robert Burton

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Non. Dec.

Socrates "Quam multa non desidero!" inquit.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

pridie Non. Dec.

Divitiae sunt causa malorum.

Monday, December 03, 2007

a.d. III Non. Dec.

Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, November 30, 2007

pridie Kal. Dec.

Facile omnes, cum valemus, recta consilia aegrotatis damus.

Locus: Andria 309

Thursday, November 29, 2007

a.d. III Kal. Dec.

Dum sprio, spero.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

a.d. IV Kal. Dec.

Insanus medio flumine quaeris aquam.
–Sextus Propertius

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

a.d. V Kal. Dec.

Nec habeo nec careo, nec curo.

Monday, November 26, 2007

a.d. VI Kal. Dec.

Ex ore tuo te iudico.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

a.d. XI Kal. Dec.

Aliud est celare, aliud tacere.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

a.d. XII Kal. Dec.

Iudicis est ius dicere, non dare.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Holiday Specials

One copy each title, prepaid, no returns, not available to distributors.
This offer expires December 31, 2007.

More info here.

Friday, November 16, 2007

a.d. XVI Kal. Dec.

Non sentire mala sua non est hominis, et non ferre, non est viri.

Locus: de Consolatione 17

Thursday, November 15, 2007

a.d. XVII Kal. Dec.

Ebrietas mores aufert tibi, res et honores.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

a.d. XVIII Kal. Dec.

Est quaedam flere voluptas.

Locus: Tristia 4.3.37

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Id. Nov.

Semper ubi sub ubi.
–Discipuli Americani ubique

Monday, November 12, 2007

pridie Id. Nov.

Nec mortem effugere quisquam nec amorem potest.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, November 09, 2007

a.d. V Id. Nov.

Rex non debet esse sub homine sed sub Deo et lege, quia lex facit regem.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

a.d. VI Id. Nov.

Nam et uxorem ducere et non ducere malum est.
–Valerius Maximus

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Nov.

Iuris praecepta sunt: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

a.d. VIII Id. Nov.

Qui tacet consentire videtur.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Non. Nov.

Scire volunt omnes; mercedem solvere nemo.

Locus: Satires 7.157

Friday, November 02, 2007

a.d. IV Non. Nov.

Aegroto dum anima est, spes esse dicitur.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Kal. Nov.

Gratus animus est una virtus, non solum maxima sed etiam mater virtutum omnium reliquarum.

Locus: Pro Plancio 33.80

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

pridie Kal. Nov.

Vitium est omnia credere, vitium nihil credere.
–Pseudo-Seneca, L. Annaeus Seneca

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

a.d. III Kal. Nov.

Improbus est homo qui beneficium scit accipere et redere nescit.

Locus: Persa 5.1.762

Monday, October 29, 2007

a.d. IV Kal. Nov.

Nec scire fas est omnia.

Locus: Odes 4.4.22

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Origins of the Gospel According to St. Matthew

The Origins of the Gospel According to St. Matthew
by G. D. Kilpatrick

Praise for Kilpatrick's book:
The book has stood the test of time and for the past sixty years has been regularly referred to and discussed in many a learned monograph or article on Matthew as well as in the standard commentaries on that Gospel. Few academic theses enjoy such longevity. Kilpatrick’s investigation had revitalized and rejuvenated New Testament source criticism in general and Matthaean studies in particular.
—J.K. Elliott

vi + 152 pp. (reprint 2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-667-7

Click here to see The Origins of the Gospel According to St. Matthew at our website.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

a.d. VIII Kal. Nov.

Difficile est tristi fingere mente iocum.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Latin Aloud: Audio AP* Selections

Latin Aloud: Audio AP* Selections from Vergil, Catullus, Ovid, Cicero and Horace
by Robert Sonkowsky

Latin Aloud: Audio AP* Selections affords teachers and students alike an opportunity to enjoy the poetry and prose of Vergil, Catullus, Ovid, Cicero and Horace—recited, as the authors likely intended. Researched and recorded by the foremost scholar in the Restored Classical Pronunciation of Latin, Dr. Robert P. Sonkowsky, these readings improve oral proficiency and comprehension while learning the lilt and meter of the language.

These recordings, restored from the original masters and converted to MP3 for maximum availability and affordability, contain:

Vergil Selections – Aeneid, Georgics, Eclogues
Catullus Selections – 34 Poems, including Catullus 64
Ovid Selections – Amores, Metamorphoses
Cicero Selections – de Amicitia and pro Archia (entire)
Horace Selections – 17 Odes, Satire 1.9

Dr. Robert P. Sonkowsky is a professor emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is an authority on Latin rhetoric and the pronunciation of Golden Age Latin. He has been performing the works of Latin and Greek authors for over forty years.

Running Time: 5:21:11. (2007) Audio CD, Product Code 00007

Click here to see Latin Aloud: Audio AP* Selections at our website.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

a.d. X Kal. Nov.

Orare est laborare.
–Motto of the Benedictine order

Monday, October 22, 2007

a.d. XI Kal. Nov.

In malis sperare bene, nisi innocens, nemo solet.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, October 19, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Nov.

Amare simul et sapere ipsi Iovi non datur.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

a.d. XV Kal. Nov.

Linguam compescere virtus non est minima.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Vergil for Beginners: Teacher's Guide

Vergil for Beginners: Teacher's Guide
by Rose Williams

The Teacher’s Guide for Vergil for Beginners: A Dual Approach to
Early Vergil Study
provides answers, translations, and supplementary
explanation for the material in the student text, including:
• Additional techniques useful for both grammar-based and
reading approaches that the student edition is designed to accommodate
• Help with the meter of passages presented in the student text
• Translations for all passages for comprehension in Section IV
• Answers for both comprehension and also discussion and exploration
• Answers for all the grammar exercises in Section V
Rose Williams, a former Latin teacher in Abilene, Texas, is well
known for books that bring the power of the Classics to life in everyday
language and settings. Her publications, several also with supplementary
teacher materials, include The Labors of Aeneas; Cicero
the Patriot; Examining Vergil’s Aeneid: A Study of Books I, II, and
IV; Once Upon the Tiber; Latin Quips at Your Fingertips; Lectiones
de Historia Romana; Duces Romanorum; The Young Romans;
Which Way to the Vomitorium?

vi + 20 pp. (2007) paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-629-5

Click here to see Vergil for Beginners: Teacher's Guide at our website.

a.d. XVII Kal. Nov.

Dum femina plorat, decipere laborat.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Id. Oct.

Stultum facit Fortuna quem vult perdere.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, October 12, 2007

a.d. IV Id. Oct.

Dulce est desipere in loco.

Locus: Odes IV, 12.28

Thursday, October 11, 2007

a.d. V Id. Oct.

Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur.
–Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

a.d. VI Id. Oct.

Nec male olere mihi nec bene olere placet.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Oct.

Omnia scire volunt omnes, sed discere nolunt.

Monday, October 08, 2007

CAAS: Day 3

Saturday and Sunday were both excellent days. I talked to many more people about Bolchazy-Carducci's books. As much as you appreciate us, we appreciate you. Thanks to you, our sales were strong. I hope to see you again next year.

On Saturday, I met Josh Rocchio in person. We've known each other through the Latin Wikipedia for awhile, and we finally ran into each other. I also think I saw Basil Gildersleeve, or was it Edith Hamilton? Neither actually, several CAAS members dressed up as people from the past to give a retrospective on the 100th anniversary.

On Sunday the book display was open until noon. After I packed up the books and changed my clothes I did a little more sightseeing in DC. I walked to the Woodrow Wilson House, where I saw some books on the shelf that looked suspiciously like the Loeb books, but I didn't look close enough to see for sure. They were red or green and all about the right size. I'll let someone else have the pleasure of finding out.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

CAAS 2007: Day 2

Today is starting out much quieter than yesterday, but with good reason. All of the surprises have been uncovered (I hope). I'm really happy to hear from Latin teachers and professors that they are using our books. All of the work we do before publication becomes worth it when I hear these comments.

Yesterday was wonderful. The book display was going so well that Mary English--hats off to her for putting on a wonderful conference--extended the display until 6 PM. It makes for a long day, but when you are talking to people about books, Latin and the like the day does fly.

I had a chance to meet many of our authors yesterday. It's good to put a face to names and e-mail correspondents. Though I don't know many people attending CAAS, I did get a chance to talk to a few friends and make new acquaintances.

After hours, I met up with a friend I met at conventiculum last summer. We walked around DC and talked about teaching Latin, life and everything. His students are lucky to have a teacher who burns with passion for Latin.

Friday, October 05, 2007

CAAS 2007: Day 1

After a much delayed flight out of O'Hare, I finally got to Washington at 11:30. I caught the last Metro train of the night! I almost had to walk from the airport to the hotel (not really, but it's funnier that way). I collapsed at my hotel after midnight and the wake-up call came much too soon after that. Since I've quit caffeine, we'll see how the decaf morning works with the nearly sleepless night.

This morning I arrived at the Jury's Washington Hotel where CAAS is having their 100th Annual Meeting. Congratulations to CAAS!

I've already run into an author looking for one of his books. Luckily we had it. So if you're at CAAS, be sure to stop by and buy the book so Prof. Mills can sign it for you. And not just his books, but other CAAS authors are represented here. Be sure to stop by and take a look.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

a.d. IV Non. Oct.

Dulcis amor patriae, dulce videre suos.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

a.d. V Non. Oct.

Septem horas dormire satis iuvenique senique.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

a.d. VI Non. Oct.

Solem… e mundo tollere videntur qui amicitiam e vita tollunt.

Locus: de amicitia 47

Monday, October 01, 2007

Kal. Oct.

Difficile est modum tenere in omnibus.
–St. Jerome

Friday, September 28, 2007

a.d. IV Kal. Oct.

Lacrimae pondera vocis habent.

Locus: Heroides 3.4

Thursday, September 27, 2007

a.d. V Kal. Oct.

Distrahit animum librorum multitudo.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

a.d. VI Kal. Oct.

Repetitio est mater studiorum.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

a.d. VII Kal. Oct.

Periuria ridet amantum Iuppiter.

Monday, September 24, 2007

a.d. VIII Kal. Oct.

Terrarum dea gentiumque, Roma, cui par est nihil et nihil secundum.

Locus: Epigrams 12.8

Friday, September 21, 2007

a.d. XI Kal. Oct.

Iniuriarum remedium est oblivio.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

a.d. XII Kal. Oct.

Pietas fundamentum est omnium virtutum.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

a.d XIII Kal. Oct.

Tot mundi superstitiones quot caelo stellae.
–Robert Burton

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Oct.

Amicus animae dimidium.
–Aurelius Augustinus

Monday, September 17, 2007

a.d. XV Kal. Oct.

Tempora praetereunt more fluentis aquae.

Friday, September 14, 2007

a.d. XVIII Kal. Oct.

Nullius hospitis grata est mora longa.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ovid Vocabulary Cards for AP* Selections

Ovid Vocabulary Cards for AP* Selections
by Richard A. LaFleur and Brad Tillery

These vocabulary cards offer an easy way to memorize Latin vocabulary
words that appear five or more times in the AP* Ovid syllabus
selections. The cards are divided into three groups: (1) words occurring
15 or more times, (2) words occurring 9–14 times, and (3) words
occurring 5–8 times. Students can memorize Latin to English or English
to Latin, and use the cards to help them memorize the full lexical forms
of the Latin vocabulary words. These cards make vocabulary review a
breeze! Also included are removable full-page reference cards.

Features of this Ovid AP* vocabulary and grammar resource include:
• Vocabulary cards for all words appearing five or more times in the
Ovid AP* syllabus
• List of ALL vocabulary occurring in the AP* Ovid selections—an at-hand
Ovid AP* dictionary!
• The popular Graphic Latin Grammar cards that give easy access to a
Latin grammar while studying
• A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms, Figures of Speech, and Metrical Devices
• Reading Ovid’s Meters: The Dactylic Hexameter and Elegiac Couplet

Richard A. LaFleur
has taught since 1972 at the University of Georgia, where he served for 21 years as head of one of the largest Classics programs in North America and currently holds the chair of Franklin Professor of Classics. He has numerous textbooks and other publications in Latin language, literature, and pedagogy, was editor of The Classical Outlook for 25 years and president of the American Classical League 1984–1986, and has been recipient of more than one million dollars in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other agencies, and of state, regional, and national awards for teaching and professional service, including the American Philological Association’s Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics.

Brad Tillery
holds a BA and MEd from Georgia College and State University. He has been teaching since 1992, and is currently at North Oconee High School, in Bogart, Georgia. He is author or coauthor of several publications for the classroom, including, for Bolchazy-Carducci, Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock’s Latin, Cumulative Vocabulary Lists for Wheelock’s Latin, and Ovid Vocabulary Cards for AP* Selections.

80 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-657-8

Click here to see Ovid Vocabulary Cards for AP* Selections at our website.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

pridie Id. Sept.

Causa paupertatis plerisque probitas est.
–Q. Curtius Rufus

Locus: Alexander the Great 4.1.20

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

a.d. III Id. Sept.

Dum spiro, spero.
–Motto of South Carolina

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wheelock's Latin GrammarQuick!

Wheelock's Latin GrammarQuick!
by Richard A. LaFleur and Brad Tillery

A quick and complete overview of Latin grammar—both forms and usage—on six durably coated cards, five-hole punched for easy insertion into notebooks. Arranged by part of speech, with summaries of all forms and the most common syntax, including case uses and subjunctive clauses. An essential companion to Wheelock's Latin and all introductory texts, and a handy reference guide for intermediate and more advanced students as well.

Richard A. LaFleur
has taught since 1972 at the University of Georgia, where he served for 21 years as head of one of the largest Classics programs in North America and currently holds the chair of Franklin Professor of Classics. He has numerous textbooks and other publications in Latin language, literature, and pedagogy, was editor of The Classical Outlook for 25 years and president of the American Classical League 1984–1986, and has been recipient of more than one million dollars in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other agencies, and of state, regional, and national awards for teaching and professional service, including the American Philological Association’s Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics.

Brad Tillery
holds a BA and MEd from Georgia College and State University. He has been teaching since 1992, and is currently at North Oconee High School, in Bogart, Georgia. He is author or coauthor of several publications for the classroom, including, for Bolchazy-Carducci, Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock’s Latin, Cumulative Vocabulary Lists for Wheelock’s Latin, and Ovid Vocabulary Cards for AP* Selections.

6 cards (2007) 2-sided cards, ISBN 978-0-86516-666-0

Click here to see Introduction to Latin Prose Composition at our website.

Friday, September 07, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Sept.

Usus, magnus vitae magister, multa docet.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

a.d. VIII Id. Sept.

Vinum animi speculum.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Nonae Sept.

Contra malum mortis non est medicamentum in hortis.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

pridie Non. Sept.

Metus enim mortis musica depellitur.

Friday, August 31, 2007

pridie Kal. Sept.

Qui genus jactat suum, aliena laudat.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

a.d. III Kal. Sept.

Esto perpetua.
–Motto of Idaho

Now appearing on US quarters.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

a.d. IV Kal. Sept.

Tam deest avaro quod habet quam quod non habet.
–Publilius Syrus

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

a.d. V Kal. Sept.

Externus hostis maximum in urbe concordiae vinculum.

Monday, August 27, 2007

a.d. VI Kal. Sept.

Musica est mentis medicina maestae.

Friday, August 24, 2007

a.d. IX Kal. Sept.

Calamitas virtutis occasio est.

Locus: de Providentia 4.6

Thursday, August 23, 2007

a.d. X Kal. Sept.

Roma caput mundi.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

a.d. XI Kal. Sept.

Virtutis amore.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

a.d. XII Kal. Sept.

Vox populi vox Dei.

Monday, August 20, 2007

a.d. XIII Kal. Sept.

Otium sine litteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultura.

Locus: Moral Epistles 82

Friday, August 17, 2007

a.d. XVI Kal. Sept.

Salus populi suprema lex.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

a.d. XVII Kal. Sept.

Magna vis conscientatiae.

Locus: pro Milone 23.61

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

a.d. XVIII Kal. Sept.

Dux vitae ratio.
–Motto of Phi Beta Kappa

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

a.d. XIX Kal. Sept.

Bonus animus in mala re dimidium est mali.

Locus: Pseudolus 452

Monday, August 13, 2007

a.d. Id. Aug.

Ex vitiis alterius sapiens emendat suum.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, August 10, 2007

a.d. IV Id. Aug.

In casu extremae necessitatis omnia sunt communia.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

a.d. V Id. Aug.

Ignorantia legis neminem excusat.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

a.d. VI Id. Aug.

Bonae mentis soror est paupertas.

Locus: Satyricon 84

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Aug.

Silentium est signum sapientiae et loquacitas est signum stultitiae.
–Petrus Alphonsus

Friday, August 03, 2007

a.d. III Non. Aug.

Equi donati dentes non inspiciuntur
–St. Jerome

Thursday, August 02, 2007

a.d. IV Non. Aug.

Sapiens qui prospicit.
–Motto of Malvern College

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Introduction to Latin Prose Composition

Introduction to Latin Prose Composition
by Milena Minkova

This book is a unique reference tool for anyone already acquainted with the fundamentals of Latin. It provides easy and efficient access to a variety of subjects in Latin composition. The ten chapters deal with conveying messages (simple sentences), creating a text (connecting independent sentences), communicating complex messages (subordination), expressing relationships within a clause, word order, and vocabulary. Plentiful examples foster a close familiarity with the Latin language, which can help develop Latin compositional skills and in turn make access to any Latin text easier and more pleasant.

The last two chapters propose practical exercises for reworking ancient texts and composing Latin following ancient models.

• Ten chapters total, with detailed Table of Contents for easy reference
• Last two chapters act as a guide to reworking Latin texts and free composition
• Bibliography

Milena Minkova is the author of The Personal Names of the Latin Inscriptions from Bulgaria to Their Attribution and The Protean Ratio, and of articles on Latin composition, lexicology and lexicography, and the spread of the Latin language. She has done research at the University of Geneva as Kazarow scholar, at the University of Heidelberg as DAAD scholar, at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies in Naples, and is a regular fellow of Academia Latinitati Fovendae. She is coauthor (with Terence Tunberg) of Reading Livy’s Rome (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2005) and Latin for the New Millennium (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2008).

xiii + 154 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-672-1

Click here to see Introduction to Latin Prose Composition at our website.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

pridie Kal. Aug.

Flumen confusum reddit piscantibus usum.

Monday, July 30, 2007

a.d. III Kal. Aug.

Aequore quot pisces, fronde teguntur aves, quot caelum stellas, tot habet tua Roma puellas.

Locus: Ars Amatoria 1.58–59

Saturday, July 28, 2007

NJCL Day 2

Today was quieter than yesterday, so I had the chance to speak to people about technology and teaching Classics. A few Latin teachers are using SMART technology, course management systems (like Moodle and Desire2Learn), and data projectors with PowerPoint. Folks were enthusiastic about the current Looking at Latin project where Anna Andresian is creating on-line drills for her Latin grammar book, and I am laying them out into an easy-to-read, on-line format. Look for the new Looking at Latin web site at APA, this coming January.

We are also working on developing electronic and on-line materials in support of our new Latin for the New Millennium series for students in their first and second year of Latin.

Our Classical Mythology and More trading cards were a hit with teachers, too -- I gave away 150 sets (24 cards in a set) in about two hours, and am looking forward to seeing these cards developed into a game that is both fun to play and can be used to study for the Medusa mythology exam! Look for more card sets and perhaps even a prototype of the game at either APA or CAMWS in 2008.

See you at NJCL next year in Miami, Ohio! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello in Knoxville, and for their support of our latest books and projects.


Friday, July 27, 2007

NJCL: Day 1

After being delayed in Chicago and arriving at 9 in Knoxville on the evening dedicated to setting up the NJCL Teaching Materials area (which was open from 7:30-9:00 for publishers to make things look pretty), getting my luggage lost, having my breakfast delivered to the wrong room, learning from UT Conferences that just because materials were shipped to the UT Convention Center doesn't mean that's where they'll wind up, I caught a ride into campus with a fellow exhibitor in the same boat as me and we arrived at the Art and Architecture Building at 8:15. This left me with 45 minutes to set up four tables of over 75 titles, drawing from 8 boxes, and then artfully organizing them into categories like "New Stuff" (To Be a Roman and Classical Mythology and More), "Wheelockiana" (the state of Latin), "Grammar!" (including the always-popular Looking at Latin), "Vergiliana" (the state adjacent to Latin -- at a higher elevation), "World of Workbooks" (WoW!), "Buttonia" (the state under Latin -- buttons, buttons, buttons), and the "Island of Smith" (Latin dictionary). Most of the land has eroded away due to zealous purchasing by Latin teachers whose budgets had been approved for the school year.

The gates opened at 8:45 (scheduled for 9:00) and I didn't do anything but sell until 12:30 at which point the Latinists evaporated like rain in a Tuscan summer. Nobody cared that I was wearing a 2-day old shirt, jeans, and indoor soccer shoes -- they all were after To Be a Roman and Classical Mythology and More. It was a delight to talk about these new books, and about forthcoming teachers' manuals and other fun (and electronic!) projects. Teachers are quite happy that we'll be publishing a web site dedicated to Looking at Latin, and they are hopeful that future digital initiatives will come out with other titles. And teachers are also asking about Latin for the New Millennium which many of them want to try.

More on NJCL for Day 2, tomorrow. Thanks to everyone at NJCL who made today such a great day for us!


a.d. VI Kal. Aug.

In tali tales capiuntur flumine pisces.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

a.d. VII Kal. Aug.

Qualis vir, talis oratio.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

a.d. VIII Kal. Aug.

Imperat aut servit collecta pecunia cuique.

Locus: Horace, Epistulae 1.10.47

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

a.d. IX Kal. Aug.

Longe fugit quisquis suos fugit.
–Petronius Artbiter
Locus: Satyricon 43

Monday, July 23, 2007

The Young Romans

The Young Romans
by Rose Williams

Roman historians and authors recount the tales of many Roman youth who had influence—for better or for worse—upon their society and therefore upon subsequent history. Ascanius, Camilla, Cloelia, Alexander the boy Emperor, and many more are highlighted in 24 entertaining chapters.

Designed for beginning high-school and middle-school students of Latin, The Young Romans tells the stories of these youth, in simple Latin with background notes, grammatical helps, and exercises. Mark Bennington’s distinctive line illustrations enliven the Latin text.

Students will enjoy reading and discussing how the actions of these young people of ancient Rome measure up to modern as well as to their own era’s ethical standards—how they succeeded and where they failed. This reader makes an excellent choice for a character-based curriculum.

A Teachers’ Edition (full student text, translations, answers, and more) is available separately.

Student Text features:
• introductory outline of Roman history
• 24 chapters of short stories about Roman youth in easy Latin
• background notes, grammatical helps
• exercises include comprehension questions, derivatives, special activities,
crossword puzzles
• lively line drawings and illustrations throughout
• full vocabulary

Rose Williams has done work in Latin at Baylor University, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of Dallas. She did research at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and the University of Pisa. She taught Latin for over thirty years at both high school and university levels, and does frequent workshops and presentations on the Latin language and Latin pedagogy. She is the author of fourteen published books including Once Upon the Tiber and Vergil for Beginners.

vii + 128 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-670-7

Click here to see The Young Romans at our website.

Friday, July 20, 2007

a.d. XIII Kal. Aug.

Quisquis in vita sua parentes colit, hic et vivus et defunctus deis est carus.
–Translation of Johannes Stobaeus

Thursday, July 19, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Aug.

Omnis enim res, virtus, fama, decus, divina humanaque pulchris divitiis parent.

Locus: Horace, Satires 2.3.94–96

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

a.d. XV Kal. Aug.

Ingrata sunt beneficia, quibus comes est metus.
–Publilius Syrus

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

a.d. XVI Kal. Aug.

Qui culpae ignoscit uni, suadet pluribus.
–Publilius Syrus

Monday, July 16, 2007

a.d. XVII Kal. Aug.

Quod cibus est aliis, aliis est acre venenum.

Friday, July 13, 2007

a.d. III Id. Iul.

Deo, patriae, amicis.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

a.d IV. Id. Iul.

Fortuna favet fautis.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

a.d. V Id. Iul.

Iustitia omnibus.
–Motto of the District of Columbia

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

a.d. VI Id. Iul.

Non nobus solum.

Monday, July 09, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Iul.

Immodicis brevis est aetas et rara senectus.

Locus: Epigrams VI.29.7

Friday, July 06, 2007

Pridie Non. Iul.

Vis legibus inimica.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

a.d. III Non. Iul.

Maximo peric'lo custoditur quod multis placet.
–Publilius Syrus

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

a.d. V Non. Iul.

Fortibus est fortuna viris data.

Monday, July 02, 2007

a.d. VI Non. Iul.

Est pueris carus qui non est doctor amarus.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

ACL, Day 2: Sold Out

The second day of ACL was a watershed for sales at the BC booth. As soon as our replacement stock of books arrived, they were sold, especially Looking at Latin and Catullus Love Poems (workbook AND teacher's manual). CD sales are anticipated to be brisk today in the wake of last night's performance by Sound Inventions, with Old MacDonald (MacDonald Rustica) bringing down the house. The President's reception that followed was well-attended by BC authors, staff, and, er, groupies, spilling into Saturday with an impromptu trip to 5th and Broadway in Nashville, the heart of the live music district. We talked classroom tech between doing the Texas Two-Step and have some new ideas on bringing Classics into the new millennium.

More tomorrow.


Friday, June 29, 2007

The news from ACL, Day 1

Our first day at ACL was frenetic as conference delegates swarmed the book area like it was the day before Christmas and Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers had the last Cabbage Patch dolls in North America. This time we had a triple dose of newly published goodness with Classical Mythology and More, To be a Roman, and the Catullus Workbook, the latter two selling out (more to arrive today). Over 20 BC authors are here and are signing books for everyone.

The opening gala, the so-called "Party at the Parthenon", was a smash as hundreds of delegates crammed into Nashville's Parthenon under the bemused gaze of a life-size Athena Parthenos statue, gilt in 24k gold. Lou, Marie, and I got the chance to catch up with friends and authors (also friends!) and to mix with readers and members of eClassics. Anna Andresian was the hit of the evening when she brought out the world-famous world traveler "Mini Miss" (her action figure) for photo ops.

More later on Day 2 of ACL.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Catullus book cover art featured at the Met!

Fans of both Ronnie Ancona's book, Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader, and Picasso can satisfy their itch for both by visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art's web site where Picasso's painting is today's featured image. The cover image, Girl Reading at a Table, was painted by Picasso in 1934 and is described by the Met as "a poem by a man in love". Sound familiar, Catullus readers?

Classical Mythology & More

Classical Mythology & More
A Reader Workbook

This unparalleled resource is designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle- and high-school students in Latin, English, and Language Arts. It is an indispensable tool for students preparing for the ACL Medusa Myth Exam; the ACL National Mythology Exam; and national, state, and local Certamen competitions. Mythology’s enduring influence in literature and the arts makes this reader workbook a one-stop reference that will enhance both secondary-school and homeschooling libraries.

  • fresh retellings of favorite myths, based on original Latin and ancient Greek sources
  • 5 maps; numerous illustrations show myth’s influence on art, science, popular culture
  • sidebar summaries orient and engage the reader
  • varied exercises check content, teach derivatives, encourage reflection
  • deities chart for major gods and goddesses; 23 genealogical charts
  • glossary of names with pronunciation guide
  • bibliography and index

A Teacher’s Guide is available separately.

Marianthe Colakis holds a PhD in Classics from Yale University. She has taught at Trinity College (Hartford), Queens College, Brooklyn College, and Davidson College. Much of her scholarly work has involved modern adaptations of classical myths and tragedies; her first book was The Classics in the American Theater of the 1960’s and Early 1970’s (1993). In recent years, she has turned her efforts toward development of pedagogical materials. Her book Excelability in Advanced Latin (2003) has been used successfully by Latin teachers across the USA.

Mary Joan Masello is an experienced elementary, middle-, and high-school teacher who currently teaches at Baker Demonstration School in Wilmette, Illinois. In addition to classical mythology, her interests lie in Latin pedagogy, instructional design, multiple intelligences theory applications, religious studies, and classical art and archaeology.

xii + 459 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-573-1

Click here to see Classical Mythology & More: A Reader Workbook at our website.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

An Ovid Workbook Teacher's Manual

An Ovid Workbook
Teacher's Manual

Two master classroom teachers have carefully constructed An Ovid Workbook Teacher’s Manual to assist teachers as they build students’ confidence in comprehending Ovid’s poetry and in preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. A complement to An Ovid Workbook, this all-in-one Teacher’s Manual contains the complete student workbook, including the Latin text, and provides answers following each question. The Manual is a valued resource for every teacher of Ovid, from novice to master.

• Lessons focus on the Advanced Placement selections from Ovid’s Amores and
• Comprehensive, customized grading guidelines for each essay based on the Advanced Placement model
• Rubrics for scoring translation exercises based on the AP* word grouping system
• Answers to questions that address the underlying grammatical and syntactical
structures of each passage
•Complete answers to exercises that provide a supply of the types of questions
commonly found on the Advanced Placement Examinations such as: ▪ Multiple choice questions ▪ Essays ▪ Short analysis questions on matters of literary interpretation,
historical allusions, and figurative language ▪ Translation ▪ Scansion
• Answers to three practice exams that each feature an essay comparing two poems

Charbra Adams Jestin has taught Romance Languages at the high school level for thirty years. Over the past twenty years she has focused on the teaching of Latin at varied levels, including AP* Latin Literature and AP* Vergil. This experience led her to publish, in conjunction with Phyllis B. Katz, Ovid: Amores Metamorphoses Selections (1998, 2nd edition, 2003), a reading text designed to provide students with the tools necessary for reading Ovid successfully. She has contributed an article to the AP* Central website “Translation in the AP Latin Classroom: A Targeted Approach.” She holds a Master of Arts degree in Classics from Wesleyan University and teaches at Avon High School in Avon, Connecticut.

Phyllis B. Katz is the coauthor of Ovid: Amores Metamorphoses Selections (1998, 2nd edition, 2003). Other publications include “Ovid’s Last World,” Classical and Modern Literature, 1992; “Shifting Ground: The Metamorphoses of Ovid’s Tiresias in Christine de Pisan’s Le Livre de la Mutacion de Fortune and T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land,” forthcoming in Classical and Modern Literature; and “Educating Paula: A Proposed Curriculum for Raising a Fourth Century Christian Infant,” forthcoming in Hesperia. She is a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Dartmouth College, and teaches in the Women’s and Gender Studies and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies programs there. Research interests include women in Greece and Rome, and images of women on Corinthian pottery. She served on the Classical Association of Connecticut’s Committee to Establish Goals for Statewide Latin Proficiency and on the New Hampshire Board of Education’s Latin Certification Committee.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

xii + 170 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-626-4

Click here to see An Ovid Workbook Teacher's Manual at our website.

Monday, June 25, 2007

a.d. VII Kal. Iul.

Sol omnibus lucet.

Locus: Satyricon, 100

Thursday, June 21, 2007

To Be a Roman

To Be a Roman
Topics in Roman Culture

To Be a Roman provides a clearly written account of major topics about daily life in ancient Rome in workbook format. Each topic is followed by traditional and creative exercises. Written with the needs of students and teachers in mind, To Be a Roman can be used independently or serve as a fitting complement to any Latin textbook. This workbook presents seventeen logically arranged topics in as many chapters, followed by two review chapters and a final chapter that offers an abundant supply of references to bibliographic and audio-visual material.

The topics presented in To Be a Roman include: Roman society, the family, religious rituals, the Roman house, domestic life, education, urban life, rural life, occupations, and more. Although the topics are coherently arranged and intended to flow smoothly from one to the next, each chapter is a clearly defined unit that can be read independently or used to harmonize and enhance cultural topics presented in a Latin textbook. Students and teachers alike will enjoy the copious illustrations and the varied types of exercises that accompany the chapters.

  • seventeen chapters, each treating a specific topic in Roman culture
  • two review chapters
  • abundant bibliographical resources, including reference books, films, websites, historical fiction, and more
  • over 80 chapter-specific illustrations
  • a wide variety of exercises that include:
- objective exercises such as matching, multiple-choice, and true/false
- short answer questions
- discussion questions
- large and small group activities
- suggestions for creative projects

Margaret A. Brucia earned her MA and PhD in Classics from Fordham University. She has taught courses in Latin and classical antiquity for over thirty years to students in middle school, high school, and college. For more than ten years she has conducted workshops in Rome for Latin teachers. Currently a member of the Classics Department at Temple University, Rome Campus, she serves as the chair of the Subject Area Test in Latin for The College Board.

Gregory N. Daugherty earned his bachelor’s degree in Latin from the University of Richmond, and his MA and PhD in Classical Studies from Vanderbilt University. At Randolph-Macon College since 1976, he has taught classes on ancient Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient history, ancient warfare, Roman Britain, religion, and daily life. His research interests have been centered on public safety in the ancient city and the reception of Classics (especially Cleopatra and Homer) by American popular culture.

viii + 160 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-633-1

Click here to see To Be a Roman at our website.

a.d. XI Kal. Iul.

Saepe subit poenas, ori qui non dat habenas.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

a.d. XII Kal. Iul.

Invidus omnis abest, si prosperitas tibi non est.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

a.d. XII Kal. Iul.

Non mihi sapit qui sermone sed que factis sapit.

Monday, June 18, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Iul.

Frenos imponit linguae conscientia.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, June 15, 2007

a.d. XVII Kal. Iul.

Necessitati qui se accommodat sapit.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

a.d. XVIII Kal. Iul.

Aleinum aes homini ingenuo est servitus.
–Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Review of the Essential Hitler

The Essential Hitler

Helpfully arranged by topic, this book includes materials painstakingly selected to highlight Hitler's relationship with the press, his oppression of his own people, his vitriol towards the Jews, and his final hours on earth. The words are definitely those of the Fuehrer, because Hitler never allowed anyone to edit his writings. Throughout his public life Hitler dominated everyone around him, so that even his own generals would not speak out against him. Nor did the German people question their leader, constituting one of history's most tragic and mysterious failures of national will.

Read the whole review at Curled Up With A Good Book.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Now available!

Artes Latinae, Level 1, version 2.0
By Waldo Sweet – Original Author
Jeffrey Lyon – DVD-ROM version

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is proud to announce the arrival of version 2.0 of Artes Latinae. We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring an updated version of Artes Latinae to you.

So what's new?

• Now works with newer versions of Windows—particularly, 2000, XP and Vista
• Now works with Mac
• Updated interface
• No need for disk after initial installation
On-line discussion forum


Artes Latinae places in the student’s hands all of the tools necessary to learn and love the Latin language. Its systematic “programmed” approach to learning provides consistent review and immediate reinforcement.

Artes Latinae’s step-by-step program of instruction allows students to work in their own time and at their own pace. Students are able to gauge their own progress and to correct their own mistakes through the systematic feedback they receive.

DVD-ROM, paperback books (2007) ISBN 978-0-86516-635-6

Click here to see the Artes Latinae at our website.

Monday, June 11, 2007

a.d. III Id. Iun.

Cui deest pecunia, huic desunt omnia.

Friday, June 08, 2007

a.d. VI Id. Iun.

Quot homines, tot sententiae; suus cuique mos.
–P. Terentius Afer

Locus: Terence, Phormio, 454

Thursday, June 07, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Iun.

Dictum sapienti sat est.

Locus: Plautus, Persa, 729

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

a.d. VIII Id. Iun.

Nulli est homini perpetuum bonum.

Locus: Plautus, Curculio, 189

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Non. Iun.

Magnas inter opes inops.

Locus: Horace, Odes 3.16

Monday, June 04, 2007

pridie Non. Iun.

Cineri gloria sera venit.

Locus: Martial 1.28

Friday, June 01, 2007

Kal. Iun.

Adulatio quam similis est amicitiae!

Locus: Moral Epistles 5.45.7

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Adventures in teaching

For the last school year, I have had the opportunity to work with some home-schooled students. Not only was it fun, but I learned a lot too.

Here are some things I learned over the course of the year.

In our first encounter with Latin poetry, I introduced Catullus to my students. We used Catullus: A Legamus Transitional Reader, and it did what it claimed it would do. It took the students by the hand at first and slowly let go.

The "Making Sense of It" section was my favorite tool. It showed words that went together with special type, included gapped words and built student confidence. When we reached the "As it Was" part of each chapter, the students had a handle on what was coming. They could see that word order was not complex for metrical purposes alone, but for artistic reasons. By the end of the book, they felt comfortable enough with Catullus's style to manage without the help of inclusion of gapped words and special type.

We also dipped into Medieval Latin with Medieval Mosaic. My students really enjoyed this. I also enjoyed it, because I had not previously had much exposure to Medieval Latin. My students perceived the Latin in this book as easier, but I am not so sure—there are still plenty of complexities. The book's selections are varied in both time and subject matter, which also helped keep student interest.

As part of my own continuing work on my Latin skills, I read part of Eutropius' Breviarum. For those of you who do not know, it is an overview of Roman history and is written in fairly simple Latin. I found it to be simple enough that I could keep the reading all in Latin without needing to translate to English. Where did I find this gem? Lectiones Secundae, of course. Though this book is meant to go with Level II of Artes Latinae, you can enjoy it all on its own.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Looking at Latin Reviewed in Spring 2007 ACL Newsletter

The Spring 2007 newsletter published by the American Classical League (ACL, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 13-14), featured an outstanding review by Boston Latin Academy's Suze Herold of Anna Andresian's Looking at Latin pre-college grammar. Below is the review in its entirety:

"Anna Andresian, a former middle- and upper-school Latin teacher in East Greenwich, Rhose Island, presents in this ancillary text a plethora of topics that are arranged by grammatical category. The book begins with guidelines for its use, notational and pedagogical remarks, and ends with the appendices. The detailed table of contents simplified locating topics. This book is a grammar review and reference that is appropriate for Latin students beginning their first year of Latin not only at the middle-school level but also at the high-school level.

"The strength of the book is in the spiral approach to learning the basics: starting with the basic concepts such as noun terminology, alphabet and pronunciation, declining and conjugating and building the students' knowledge base until supine, passive periphrastic, and subjunctive mood are attained. The writing style is easy to read and comprehend. The visual elements create optimum appeal and intrigue. they guide the students to an ongoing, alluring, and effective presentation of the forms and syntax. They also bring clarity and synergy. Every lesson is designed to cover a single topic and every page has layouts adorned with text boxes, arrows, example sentences, and color illustrations. The text boxes assist students to follow a step-by-step approach. The arrows connect information to the example sentences and important information is highlighted in colors bringing vivacity to the page. The pictures reiterate the author's purpose, which is for 'people of a variety of ages and ethnic backgrounds to engage in a wide range of activities.' Middle-school and high-school Latin students are reflections of our diverse society and they are able to see themselves and accept students with perspectives other than their own. In today's times, teachers need to diversify their syllabi, to be more aware of classroom dynamics, and to pay more attention to how their students are experiencing the learning process. This dynamic book will cater to diverse classrooms.

"The book is extremely well designed and compiled. It is a great companion to Latin for Americans (especially the 1st book). It is a useful and practical tool for students studying Latin at the middle-school or high-school level."


To order the book (or a classroom set), click here. Also, look for Looking at Latin on-line later in 2007 with interactive drills, exercises, and a community for both teachers and students!


a.d. IV Kal. Iun.

Stultus nil celat: quod habet sub corde revelat.

Friday, May 25, 2007

New Bolchazy-Carducci eLearning site!

Salvete, Omnes!

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers officially announces the launch of its new site dedicated to digital didactics (that's eLearning to those of you scoring at home), eLatin eGreek eLearn. Pitched to both students and teachers of Latin, ancient Greek, and Classical literature, this site encourages dialogue on how technology works (or occasionally fails) in the Classics classroom. You can also start your own discussions and comment on others. Plus, navigate to links you can use to help you teach and learn ancient languages, and spend a few minutes watching videos of class projects, animations, and virtual worlds all revolving around ancient Greece and Rome.

Since the site went live earlier in May, we have had nearly 4,000 hits and can boast over 50 "official" members in the eClassics network including the Rogue Classicist himself, David Meadows, and Wheelock maven, Rick LaFleur, plus teachers and students from Australia, Norway, Greece, Italy, Canada, and the US.

This is your invitation to join eClassics, Bolchazy-Carducci's portal to eLearning. More wired than a Roman Internet café!



Thursday, May 24, 2007

a.d. IX Kal. Iun.

Vulgoque veritas iam attributa vino est.
–Plinius Secundus

Locus: Natural History, XIV 141

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

a.d. X Kal. Iun.

Etiam instanti laesa repugnat ovis.
–Sextus Propertius

Locus: Propertius, Elegies 2.5.20

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

a.d. XI. Kal. Iun.

Ira perit subito quam gignit amicus amico.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Digital Projects at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Hello everyone,

Bolchazy-Carducci is entering what could be called a digital summer as several new and exciting electronic projects are either underway or are nearing completion. Top of the list: Artes Latinae version 2.0 is set to release in June for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS X, and July for Linux and Unix. The latest version of AL has the same great content as earlier versions, but has an updated interface, is even easier to use, works on modern operating systems, and does not require the disk to be in your computer when you are learning Latin. We're updating our Artes Latinae web site with a new look and new content, so please visit soon!

Anna Andresian and I are getting ready to embark upon designing an on-line resource for her Latin illustrated grammar, Looking at Latin. The site will contain drills and exercises, reviews of grammatic concepts, and a user community (one for teachers and one for students). Looking at Latin can be used in conjunction with ANY program of Latin study. Look for Looking at Latin on-line by APA in January for its official launch.

We're continuing work on Dr. Tony Hollingsworth's amazing Digital Scholia, an electronic deconstruction of Cicero's First Catilinarian with components including classroom lecture that supports real-time sentence diagramming. Learn grammar, vocabulary, and rhetoric sentence by sentence.

Lastly, we are entering into a number of agreements with global distributors of electronic content. What this means is that you will be able to find and use titles from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers at libraries worldwide via their on-line subscription services.

If you have any special digital requests that will make your teaching and learning of the Classics easier, we'd love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below!


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Medieval Congress 2007

It was wonderful meeting everyone at this year's Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. We sold a lot of books (one of the top sellers was Anna Andresian's Looking at Latin illustrated grammar) as well as several copies of Artes Latinae (version 2.0 out soon!). We learned a lot about high resolution digital scanning of manuscripts (perhaps we can consider integrating Latin learning via actual scans of Latin manuscripts, creating eLearning-friendly meta-texts that incorporate grammar, syntax, and even paleography). Whew!

Remember that all Medieval Congress delegates can still qualify for a 20% discount on purchases from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers if they order by June 13 by calling 847.526.4344. Please tell the customer service professional that you were at the Congress to qualify for the discount.

See you in Kalamazoo next year!

Andrew and Betty

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

a.d. XVII Kal. Iun.

Neque enim omnia Deus homini facit.

Locus: Quaestiones Naturales 7.30.3

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Id. Mai.

Nil homini certum est.

Locus: P. Ovidius Naso, Tristia, 5.5.27

Monday, May 14, 2007

pridie Id. Mai.

Rex est qui metuit nihil, rex est quiqe cupit nihil; hoc regnum sibi quisque dat.

Locus: Thyestes 388–390

Friday, May 11, 2007

The weather in Kalamazoo

Hello everyone! Bolchazy-Carducci is enjoying the 85-degree heat here in Kalamazoo at Medieval Congress, and that's just in the exhibition hall! Thanks to all of our shoppers for making it such a great day for us. We hope to see you all back in the booth tomorrow to finish stocking up on your Wheelockiana, Artes Latinae, and Medieval titles. Booth hours are from 8 - 6:30 Saturday, and 8-noon Sunday. Thanks again for stopping in to say hello, to see what's new, and to talk about the future of the Past.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

a.d. VI Id. Mai.

Homo homini aut deus aut lupus.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Mai.

Cui Fortuna favet multos amicos habet.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

a.d. VIII Id. Mai.

Regi et patriae fidelis.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Non. Mai.

Forti et fedeli nihil difficile.

Friday, May 04, 2007

a.d IV Non. Mai.

Bonum quod est supprimitur, numquam exstinguitur.
–Publilius Syrus

Thursday, May 03, 2007

a.d. V Non. Mai.

Quod in iuventute non discitur, in matura aetate nescitur.

Locus: Variae 1.24

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

a.d. VI Non. Mai.

Os, oculus, vultus produnt quod cor gerit intus.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Kal. Mai.

Qui sua perpendit, mea crimina non reprehendit.

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Complete Hitler

The Complete Hitler: A Digital Desktop Reference to His Speeches & Proclamations, 1932-1945
By Max Domarus
English eBook by Andrew Reinhard
German eBook by Peter Sipes

As eyewitnesses to the birth and death of the Third Reich and of the horrors of the Holocaust pass on, the dangers of history repeating itself become greater.

“Hitlers” return because we no longer know how to recognize them.

Lest we ourselves become victims of these new monsters, we must revisit the often painful past.

The eBook you now hold places Hitler under a microscope for any observer to learn what it is to seduce a nation and deceive the world.

Forty years in the making, Max Domarus’ Hitler: Speeches and Proclamations 1932–1945: The Chronicle of a Dictatorship is now available as an eBook. No other study, past or present, of Adolf Hitler approaches Domarus’ magnum opus, a four-volume, 3,400 page dissection of a media mastermind, orator, and butcher of millions.

Annotated with nearly 7,000 endnotes containing additional commentary and citations, Hitler: Speeches and Proclamations, 1932–1945 is the most comprehensive, documented look at the man responsible for the most significant events of the 20th century.

Click here to see the The Complete Hitler at our website.

Internet Resources for Classicists on

New Internet Resources for Classicists
and students of Latin and Greek
(including eLearning and born-digital content)

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has posted a collection of links to resources that Classicists and students of Latin and Greek will find useful. Links fall into the following categories: Teaching Tools/Guides, Student Helps/Drills, On-Line Games and Virtual Worlds, Research Aides, Latin, Ancient Greek, Blogs/Forums/Discussion Lists, Link Farms/Metasites, Other Digital Initiatives.

Click here to explore these current resources. We will be adding more links in the future, so watch this space!

Friday, April 27, 2007

a.d. V. Kal. Mai.

Cito fit, quod di volunt.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Essential Hitler in Chicago Daily Herald

Praise for Essential Hitler from
Daily Herald Columnist Burt Constable

In today's Daily Herald, columnist Burt Constable reviewed our just-released Essential Hitler. In his article, Constable writes that "the book is a compelling read," and points to the general purpose of the abridged collection of speeches by Adolf Hitler and commentary by historian Max Domarus for a general audience. Quoting publisher Lou Bolchazy, "I see the need to put this germ under a microscope so that we can learn how to recognize it."

Click here to read the review for yourself.

Click here to learn more about Essential Hitler at our website.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

a.d. VII Kal. Mai.

Qui capit, capitur.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

a.d. VIII Kal. Mai.

Non omnis qui sapiens dicitur sapiens est, sed qui discit et retinet sapientiam.
–Petrus Alphonsus

Monday, April 23, 2007

a.d. IX Kal. Mai.

Quem amat, amat; quem non amat, non amat.

Locus: Satyricon 37

Friday, April 20, 2007

Where's Rose Williams?

Come meet Rose Williams the author Vergil for Beginners and Cicero the Patriot.

Here's where she will be:
27 and 28 April at CHEA in Santa Clara, CA
4 and 5 May at INCH in Lansing, MI
24, 25, and 26 May at FPEA in Orlando, FL

Thursday, April 19, 2007

a.d. XIII Kal. Mai.

Nec temere nec timide.
–Family motto

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Mai.

Sub nive quod tegitur, dum nix perit, omne videtur.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

CAMWS 2007

To those gentle readers (and authors) who stopped by the Bolchazy-Carducci booth at CAMWS (Classical Association of the Middle West and South), thank you! It was a joy getting to either meet you for the first time or to reconnect. This was my first trip to CAMWS. I had attended other professional conferences like the AIA/APA (sorry — APA/AIA) as a student of archaeology and as a presenter (who could forget the panel on what to do after grad school that's non-academic but vaguely related to Classics). But CAMWS was special and fun. And for those of you who skipped out on the dancing after 10 on the night of the Banquet, you missed quite a party. Special thanks to Dr. T. Winter for getting things started on the parquet.

I spent most of my time speaking with both students and teachers of archaeology, Latin, and Greek about eLearning and the Classics. Colleges like Xavier are really leading the way with their wired classrooms, and Creighton's language labs contain digital helps to students of both Latin and Greek. Check out what they're up to by visiting and

Many, many visitors were inspired by our forthcoming Digital Scholia title which offers live lectures and real-time sentence diagramming of Cicero's First Catalinarian (learn grammar and rhetoric at the same time!) They also seemed to enjoy our Latin grammar, Looking at Latin (2006), and are looking forward to seeing digital helps made available for this and other titles on-line.

Thanks again for making CAMWS such a good show for us. For those who saw our senior editor, Laurie Haight-Keenan, give her talk on the manuscript submission process, that paper will be available on-line soon, along with a number of other resources for Classicists, Mediterranean mavens, and language learners world-wide.

See you in May in Kalamazoo at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, and in June in Nashville at the American Classical League (ACL) annual meeting, the "Party at the Parthenon"!

As a reminder, we do have several forums as well as this blog where you can go to read the comments of others on everything from eLearning and the Classics to the uses and abuses of the Classical tradition to Artes Latinae and homeschooling. Pick a topic, log in, and post!


a.d. XV Kal. Mai.

Quidquid fit cum virtute, fit cum gloria.
–Publilius Syrus

Monday, April 16, 2007

a.d. XVI Kal. Mai.

Male agitur cum domino quem vilicus docet.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency: Audio Conversations

Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency: Audio Conversations (2 Audio CD Set)
By John Traupman
Edited by Mark Miner

Brings Latin to Life!

The Audio Conversations are the perfect companion for the acclaimed and popular phrase book and dictionary Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency Fourth Editon. The recordings bring the printed dialogs to life and give students experienced guides for accurate pronunciation of Latin. The conversations are easy to follow and engaging for students of all abilities. Topics range from family life to troubles with cars, all in good Roman idiom.

• Pronunciation guide
• Selected conversations at all difficulty levels from Conversational Latin
• The Pledge of Allegiance in Latin
• Discussion of Latin Grammar in Latin
• Selected “Sayings and Proverbs”
• Music-only tracks for “Ecce Caesar” and “Gaudeamus Igitur”

Mark Robert Miner has performance credits that include an audio CD for the popular textbook Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek and Bolchazy-Carducci’s Readings from Wheelock’s Latin.

2 CDs: Total Running Time: 2:20:51 (2007) ISBN 978-0-86516-635-6

Click here to see the Audio Conversations at our website.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

pridie Id. Apr.

Crescit avaritia quantum crescit tua gaza.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

a.d. III Id. Apr.

Non bene olet qui bene semper olet.

Locus: Martial 2.12.4

Enjoy the daily sententia? Check out Words of Wisdom from the Ancients.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

a.d. IV. Id. Apr.

Quam est felix vita quae sine odiis transit.
–Publilius Syrus

Monday, April 09, 2007

a.d. V Id. Apr.

Nil agit exemplum litem quod lite resolvit.

Locus: Satires 2.3.103

Friday, April 06, 2007

a.d. VIII Id. Apr.

Eos vibraturos salutamus.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Non. Apr.

Occasio aegre offertur, facile amittitur.
–Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

pridie Non. Apr.

Vespere promittunt multi quod mane recusant.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

a.d. III Non. Apr.

Stultus nil celat: quod habet sub corde revelat.

Monday, April 02, 2007

a.d. IV Non. Apr.

Qui fugit molam, fugit fainam.

Friday, March 30, 2007

a.d. III Kal. Apr.

Non bene flat flammam qui continet ore farinam.

Enjoy the daily sententiae? Be sure to check out Latin Proverbs:Wisdom from Ancient to Modern Times.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

a.d. IV Kal. Apr.

Peric'la timidus etiam quae non sunt videt.
–Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

a.d. V Kal. Apr.

Ubi iudicat qui accusat, vis, non lex, valet.
–Publilius Syrus

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

a.d. VI Kal. Apr.

Ubi peccat aetas maior, male discit minor.
–Publilius Syrus

Monday, March 26, 2007

a.d. VII Kal. Apr.

Thesaurum in sepulchro ponit, qui senem heredem facit.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, March 23, 2007

a.d. X Kal. Apr.

Vitia nostra regionum mutatione non fugimus.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

a.d. XI Kal. Apr.

Improbe Neptunum accusat qui iterum naufragium facit.
–Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

a.d. XII Kal. Apr.

Non omnes qui habent citharam sunt citharoedi.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

eLearning and publishing at CAMWS 2007

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) is holding its 103rd Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, April 11, and ending on the afternoon of Saturday April 14, 2007, at the invitation of Xavier University. All sessions will be held in the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel except those on Friday afternoon, which will take place on the Xavier University campus.

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers will be exhibiting in the vendors area. Please stop by for a demo of the new Artes Latinae version 2.0!

Also, feel free to chat in the booth with Bolchazy-Carducci's new director of eLearning, Andrew Reinhard, to discuss the merits, pitfalls, and your own experiences of using technology in the Classics classroom.

Lastly, Bolchazy-Carducci's senior editor, Laurie Haight Keenan, will be giving a paper at CAMWS on Saturday, April 14, in the Pedagogy I session that runs from 10 - noon. Her paper is entitled, "From Classroom to Textbook: What Makes Latin Teaching Materials Publishable?". See the abstract at:

We hope to see you there!

a.d. XIII Kal. Apr.

Iracundiam qui vincit, hostem superat maximum.
–Publilius Syrus

Monday, March 19, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Apr.

Feliciter sapit qui periculo alieno sapit.

Locus: Mercator 4.7.40

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Essential Hitler

The Essential Hitler: Speeches and Commentary
edited by Patrick Romane

Selections from the standard reference book series on the Third Reich, Hitler: Speeches and Proclamations, 1932–1945, a four-volume set.
“Chapters are organized topically, each with a particular focus relating to an important aspect of Hitler’s public life and role as the Führer of Nazi Germany. The result is a volume of general interest that should find a prominent place on the reference shelf of any student or specialist interested in any phase of the life and career of the most complex, destructive, and central historic figure of the twentieth century.”
– Charles W. Sydnor, Jr., Emory & Henry College
Former president, Commonwealth Public
Broadcasting Corporation

Reviews of the four-volume series:
“An invaluable reference tool,”
– Aaron Kornblum, Holocaust Museum
“An indispensable source of the history of our times,”
– Alan Bullock

• Commentary places events in context and clarifies Hitler’s ideology
• Carefully researched and documented
• Maps of Germany and conquered nations
• Illustrations

880 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-627-7
880 pp. (2007) Hardbound, ISBN 978-0-86516-665-3

Click here to see The Essential Hitler: Speeches and Commentary at our website.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Id. Mar.

καί σύ τέκνον
–C. Iulius Caesar

Caesar's supposed last words

Locus: Suetonious, Divus Iulius 82

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

pridie Id. Mar.

Virtus mille scuta.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

a.d. III Id. Mar.

Stultorum plena sunt omnia.
–M. Tullius Cicero

Locus: Ad Familiares 9.22.4

Monday, March 12, 2007

ad IV Id. Mar.

Spina etiam grata est, ex qua spectatur rosa.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, March 09, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Mar.

Multi enim sunt vocati, pauci vero electi.
–St. Matthew

Locus: Gospel of Matthew 22.14

Thursday, March 08, 2007

a.d. VIII Id. Mar.

Sine doctrina vita est quasi mortis imago.
–Dionysius Cato

Locus: 3.1

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Non. Mar.

Duce tempus eget.
–M. Annaeus Lucanus

Locus: Liber 7.88

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Pridie Non. Mar.

Nigrum in candida vertunt.

Locus: Satire III

Monday, March 05, 2007

a.d. III Non. Mar.

Mala herba cito crescit.

Friday, March 02, 2007

a.d. VI Non. Mar.

Utendum est divitiis, non abutendum.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Kal. Mar.

Nemo sua sorte contentus.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

pridie Kal. Mar.

Asinus asinum fricat.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Wimbledon Classics now at Bolchazy-Carducci

These textbooks are now available and published
by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.

Roman History in English

A Primer History of Rome
Mandell Creighton

Once Upon the Tiber
Rose Williams

Latin Readers on Roman History in Latin

Lectiones de Historia Romana (Student and Teacher's)
Rose Williams

Duces Romanorum (Student and Teacher's)
Rose Williams

The Young Romans (Student and Teacher's)
Rose Williams


Introduction to Latin Prose Composition
Milena Minkova


Teach the Latin I Pray You
Paul Distler


The Roman Elegiac Poets
Edited and introduced with notes by
Karl Pomeroy Harrington

We at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers have acquired these books from Wimbledon/Anthem Press (London) — all their inventory and rights to publish.

These textbooks have the potential to fill a specific need in your classroom. We are proud to make these books more readily available for your curricula. It is our pleasure to be working with these authors and making their textbooks available to you our colleagues in the Classics.

Publishing Latin and Greek languages and cultures
is our vocation and profession

Monday, February 26, 2007

a.d. IV Kal. Mar.

Ius summum saepe summa est malitia.
–P. Terentius Afer

Locus: Heautontimoroumenos 796

Friday, February 23, 2007

a.d. VII Kal. Mar.

Sua multi amittunt, cupide dum aliena appetunt.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

a.d. VIII Kal. Mar.

Quis pauper? Avarus.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency

Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency, 4th edition
by John Traupman

Conversational Latin is an excellent dual-language resource for exploring ancient and contemporary topics—ranging from the weather to politics—in lively Latin dialogs with authentic Roman expression. Each chapter offers three conversations in varying degrees of difficulty, supported by Topical Vocabularies.

This new edition has all the features of the previous three editions, plus ten new pages of words in the General Vocabulary, new additions to the Topical Vocabularies, and nine songs and The Pledge of Allegiance in Latin.

Teachers in English-speaking countries who understand the value of active Latin in the classroom finally have the tool they need. John Traupman has given us a well-designed textbook in English for spoken Latin, which exploits a wide range of subject matter. Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency will help us restore an excellent tradition of instruction in Latin fluency that extends back to the Colloquia familiaria of Erasmus and beyond.
–Terence O. Tunberg, University of Kentucky

John Traupman has given us an indispensible book for the active Latin classroom.
–Jeffrey Wills, University of Wisconsin

Professor Traupman’s Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency is a locus classicus for any teacher planning to introduce oral Latin into the classroom.
–Dr. Rudolph Masciantonio

With Traupman’s work...we can quickly and successfully kill the “dead language” albatross...
–John H. Starks, Jr., UNC, Chapel Hill

ii + 414 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-622-6
ii + 414 pp. (2007) Hardbound, ISBN 978-0-86516-645-5

Click here to see Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency, Fourth Edition at our website.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

a.d. X Kal. Mar.

Omnis instabilis et incerta felicitas est.
–L. Annaeus Seneca

Locus: Controversiae 1.1.3

Monday, February 19, 2007

a.d. XI Kal. Mar.

Non sine causa sed sine fine laudatus.

Friday, February 16, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Mar.

Nulla dies maerore caret.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

a.d. XV Kal. Mar.

Omnibus in rebus gravis est inceptio prima.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

a.d. XVI Kal. Mar.

Omne initium est difficile.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Id. Feb.

Mea anima est tamquam tabula rasa.
–Renaissance, Pauli?

Monday, February 12, 2007

pridie Id. Feb.

Facile est imperium in bonis.
–T. Maccius Plautus

Locus:Miles Gloriosus 611

Friday, February 09, 2007

a.d. V Id. Feb

Magna civitas magna solitudo.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

a.d. VI Id. Feb.

Vincit omnia veritas.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Feb.

Quod verum, tutum.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

a.d VIII Id. Feb.

Ieiunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.
–Q. Horatius Flaccus

Locus: Satires 2.2.38

Monday, February 05, 2007

Non. Feb.

Leonem mortuum et catuli mordent.

Friday, February 02, 2007

a.d. IV Non. Feb.

Semel emissum volat irreparabile verbum.
–Q. Horatius Flaccus

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Kal. Feb.

Nihil est… simul et inventum et perfectum.
–M. Tullius Cicero

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

pridie Kal. Feb.

Ex pede Herculem.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mark your calendars

Classical Association of Massachusetts Spring Meeting

The Classical Association of Massachusetts will hold its spring meeting on March 31, 2007 at Smith College in Northhampton, MA. The exact times, fee and location will be announced soon. Check for more information.

Teachers and classicists who would like to share their knowledge and expertise at this meeting are being sought. If you have a project, strategy or other idea, and would like to present it to a warm, welcoming group, we would love to have you! Please contact Deb Heaton at

Monday, January 29, 2007

a.d. IV Kal. Feb.

Multa docet fames.

Friday, January 26, 2007

a.d. VII Kal. Feb.

Iucundi acti labores.
–M. Tullius Cicero

Thursday, January 25, 2007

a.d. VIII Kal. Feb.

Finis coronat opus.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

a.d. IX Kal. Feb.

Qui tenet anguillam per caudam non habet illam.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

a.d. X Kal. Feb.

Dictum, factum.
–P. Terentius Afer

Monday, January 22, 2007

a.d. XI Kal. Feb.

Otium sine litteris mors est.
–L. Annaeus Seneca

Friday, January 19, 2007

a.d. XIV Kal. Feb.

Similia similibus curantur.
—Samuel Hahnemann

Thursday, January 18, 2007

a.d. XV Kal. Feb.

Struit insidias lacrimis cum femina plorat.
–Dionysius Cato

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

a.d. XVI Kal. Feb.

Cum iocus est verus, iocus est malus atque severus.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

a.d. XVII Kal. Feb.

This day in history:
28 BCE — Octavius receives the title of Augustus

Monday, January 15, 2007

a.d. XVIII Kal. Feb.

Virtute et armis.
–Motto of Mississippi

Friday, January 12, 2007

pridie Id. Ian.

Nullis amor est sanabilis herbis.
–P. Ovidius Naso

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Cicero Workbook

A Cicero Workbook
Jane W. Crawford & Judith A. Hayes

This workbook is designed to facilitate students’ reading and comprehension of Latin passages from Cicero’s Pro Archia and De Amicitia. High school and college students alike will find it a helpful resource.

A Cicero Workbook has been carefully constructed by experienced classroom teachers to assist students as they navigate Cicero’s complex prose. Copious preparatory questions help students work through the grammar and syntax of each passage.

The format of the exercises in the workbook will help students become comfortable with the types of questions frequently found on the AP* Latin Literature Examinations.

• The complete Latin text of all the selections on the Cicero Advanced Placement syllabus
• Preparatory questions following each Latin passage that help the student unravel Ciceronian grammar and syntax
• Multiple choice questions on comprehension, grammar, syntax, figures of speech, etc.
• Short analysis questions that require interpretation of Latin passages and probe students’ understanding of Cicero’s logic and persuasive skills
• Practice essay questions
• AP* type questions on translation
• A comprehensive Latin to English vocabulary designed for these Cicero texts compiled by Steven Cerutti, Sheila Dickison, and Patsy Rodden Ricks

Jane W. Crawford is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. She has published two books on Cicero, M. Tullius Cicero: The Lost and Unpublished Orations (1984) and M. Tullius Cicero: The Fragmentary Speeches (1994), and is currently working on the Pro Caelio and the Letters. A past member of the AP* Latin Test Development Committee and AP* Exam Reader, she is currently serving on the SAT II Test Development Committee. Crawford received her PhD from UCLA (1981), and has been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (1982) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1988–89).

Judith A. Hayes earned her BA in Latin from Mount Holyoke College and her MAT from Northwestern University. For many years she has taught Latin at the secondary level, preparing students for both the AP* Vergil and the Latin Literature exams. Ms. Hayes was named Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year in 1997. Currently she teaches at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. She also spent a year on the faculty of the School Year Abroad program in Viterbo, Italy. Her interest in both Cicero, the individual, and Cicero, the stylistic genius, has continued throughout her career. Her first presentation on Cicero was given at a meeting of the American Philological Association, and subsequently she served as co-editor with Gilbert Lawall for the Teacher’s Guide to Cicero (1995).

x + 223 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-643-1

Click here to see A Cicero Workbook at our website.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

a.d. IV Id. Ian.

Necessitas…ultimum ac maximum telum est.
–Titus Livius

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

a.d. V Id. Ian.

Dulce pomum cum abest custos.

Monday, January 08, 2007

a.d VI Id. Ian.

Victoria natura est insolens et superba.
–M. Tullius Cicero

Friday, January 05, 2007

Non. Ian.

Salus publica suprema lex.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

pridie Non. Ian.

Litterae sine moribus vanae.
–Motto of University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Now available

CICERO: Pro Archia Poeta Oratio • Teacher’s Guide
Linda A. Fabrizio

Conscious of the hectic schedule of today’s teachers, the author of this guide, herself a busy teacher, has provided plentiful resources for the teaching of Cicero’s pro Archia Poeta Oratio.

• Large Size Text suitable for making transparencies
• Literal Translation of the pro Archia Poeta Oratio
• Student Assessments that include
▪ short answer questions, often written in the style of “spot questions,” designed to test the students’ general comprehension of the passage
▪ other questions that focus on the grammar and syntax of the passage, sometimes with a short section to translate
▪ essay questions written in the AP* style
• Assessment Questions with Answers that, in the case of the essay questions and some of the short answer questions, are intended only as a starting point for the teacher’s own consideration of the topic
• Selected Bibliography

Linda A. Fabrizio, a native of Washington D.C., has taught high school Latin in northern Virginia and in New York state. Currently she is teaching Latin on Long Island at Garden City High School. A frequent participant in and presenter at local, state, and national classical conferences, Linda also travels regularly to Italy.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

a.d. IV Non. Ian.

Est certum praesens, sed sunt incerta futura.