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.