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