Friday, March 28, 2008

a.d. V Kal. Apr.

Vulpes non iterum capitur laqueo.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

a.d. VI Kal. Apr.

Virtus, vel in hoste, laudatur.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

a.d. VII Kal. Apr.

Ex concordia felicitas.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

a.d. VIII Kal. Apr.

De fumo ad flammam
–Ammianus Marcellinus

Monday, March 24, 2008

a.d. IX Kal. Apr.

Post iacturam quis non sapit?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitonial Reader

Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader
by Denise Davis-Henry and Caroline Perkins

Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader introduces students to Latin selections (202 lines) from Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Apollo and Daphne, 1.463–473, 490–502, 548–567; Pyramus and Thisbe, 4.65–77, 93–104, 137–153; Daedalus and Icarus 8.195–208, 220–235; Baucis and Philemon, 8.626–640, 705–720; Pygmalion 10.243–269, 270–297. Introductory materials included an overview of the life and work of Ovid, bibliography, and the characters in the selections. Appendices on grammar and figures of speech, and a pull-out vocabulary complete the book’s innovative features. After finishing Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader, students will be prepared to undertake a more complete study of the Ovid as an AP* or college level course.

  • pre-reading materials help students understand underlying cultural and literary concepts
  • short explanations of grammatical and syntactical usage, with exercises
  • first version of the Latin text with transitional aids: implied words in parentheses, difficult noun-adjective pairings in different fonts, words re-ordered to facilitate comprehension
  • complete vocabulary and grammatical notes on facing pages
  • post-reading materials encourage appreciation of Ovid’s style and reflection on what has been read
  • pull-out vocabulary of Latin words not annotated
  • second version of Latin text in without transitional aids, but with notes

The well-designed and thoughtful features of Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader will allow students a smooth entry into reading, understanding, and appreciating the Metamorphoses of Ovid.

Caroline Perkins is professor and chair of the department of Classics at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She holds a PhD from The Ohio State University. She has won teaching awards at Marshall University, is the author of several articles on Tacitus and Ovid, and has given numerous presentations on these and other authors. She is a tireless promoter of the study of Classics in her adopted state, and most recently has helped to add an MA in Latin to the degrees offered by Marshall University.

Denise Davis-Henry holds an MA from The Ohio State University. She has taught Latin at Bishop Watterson High School since 1986. Her passion for Classical mythology brought her to the classics, and she enjoys organizing and leading student tours to Europe, including Italy and Sicily, Greece, France, Switzerland, and Roman Britain.

xxvi + 132 pp. (2008) Papberback, ISBN 978-0-86516-604-2

Click here to see Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader 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.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

a.d. XIII Kal. Apr.

Amphora sub veste numquam portatur honeste.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cicero and Horace: Vocabulary Frequency Lists for AP* Selections

Cicero and Horace: Vocabulary Frequency Lists for AP* Selections
by David R. Pellegrino

Horace and Cicero Frequency Lists for AP* Selections consists of four lists of the most frequent words met in the required lines of the Horace and Cicero AP* Latin Literature curriculum. The Latin words for each author are listed in two different ways. The first is a list with words divided into frequency of occurrence (15+ times, 9–14 times, 5–8 times), designed for review of the most frequent vocabulary words found in Horace and Cicero. The second is a list to be used as a glossary.

The lists are formatted so that the student can use an index card to cover either the Latin or the English to work on vocabulary building. Definitions are limited to those applicable to the required lines of the AP* Horace and Cicero curricula, which makes these lists less frustrating to use than most glossaries and dictionaries.

  • Two vocabulary lists for each author (Horace and Cicero)
  • First list is designed for review, and gives the most frequent words (those used 5 or more times) in the AP* Latin Literature curriculum lines for that author, separated by frequency of occurrence (15+ times, 9–14 times, 5–8 times)
  • Second list is a complete vocabulary of all words occurring in the curriculum lines, for use as a handy glossary, with: • Definitions limited to those found in the AP* curriculum, to minimize frustration and discouragement •Full listing of all cases for personal and reflexive pronouns, to reinforce recognition of these forms
David R. Pellegrino has been teaching Latin for twenty years. He has experience with both middle level and high school Latin. He majored in Latin at the State University of New York, Albany, where he subsequently gained an MA in Latin Education. He is the past president of the Classical Association of the Empire State and is currently Latin teacher at Pittsford Mendon High School.

iv + 74 pp. (2008) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-684-4

Click here to see Cicero and Horace: Vocabulary Frequency Lists 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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

a.d. XV Kal. Apr.

Multitudo non ratione ducitur sed impetu.

Monday, March 17, 2008

a.d. XVI Kal. Apr.

Amicus in necessitate probatur.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Upcoming conferences

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers will be at:

North Dakota Home School Association's 2008 Convention
13–15 March 2008
Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association 2008 Convention
4–5 April 2008
Indian Hills Community Church, Lincoln, NE

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

a.d. V Id. Mar.

Umbram suam metuit.
–Q. Tullius Cicero

Friday, March 07, 2008

Slovak Songs

Slovak Songs in Latin • Slovak • English with 170 Music Scores and 93 Illustrations
translated by Bystrik Muransky

This trilingual songbook represents a Slovak heirloom.

It includes:
  • 170 new Neo-Latin songs, a first publication of a 1963 translation of Slovak lyrics, into Latin—hymns and folk songs
  • 170 music scores for the lyrics
  • A newly edited edition of 170 Slovak lyrics
  • 49 English versions of Slovak lyrics
  • trilingual introductions, bilingual index, bibliography
Presenting to the world 170 New Folk Melodies Ethnographic Reference book about Slovakia to enjoy and build upon—all from Slovakia, the Heart of Europe

xvi + 224 pp. (2008) Hardbound, ISBN 978-0-86516-567-0

Click here to see Slovak Songs in Latin • Slovak • English at our website.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

pridie Non. Mar.

Non uno ictu arbor cadit.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

a.d. III Non. Mar.

Virtute fideque.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

a.d. IV Non. Mar.

Ubi amor, ibi oculus.
Robert Burton

Monday, March 03, 2008

a.d. V Non. Mar.

Fraus sublimi regnat in aula.