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