Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Homer: A Transitional Reader
John H. O'Neil and Timothy F. Winters

This reader eases students into reading continuous, original Homeric Greek. Fifteen passages from the Iliad are included with pre-reading materials, grammatical and comprehension exercises, vocabulary and grammar notes, and more.

Homer: A Transitional Reader moves students with incipient proficiency in reading Attic Greek into the Greek of the Homeric poems. Fifteen selections from the Iliad progress through readings of graduated increasing length. Each selection begins with a reading that has metrical and dialectical challenges resolved. A set of thought questions and the unaltered text with literary and metrical notes and vocabulary glosses follow. Post-reading questions encourage students to delve into fuller understanding and appreciation of what they’ve read.


  • Introduction to Homer and to dactylic hexameter

  • Greek text (15 selections totaling 271 lines) with notes

  • Grammar review and exercises

  • Second, unaltered text with vocabulary and literary and metrical notes

  • Questions for thought

  • Glossary of Figures of Speech and Glossary of Significant Names

  • Vocabulary

About the Authors

John H. O’Neil has taught Latin and Greek since 1983 at Saint Charles Preparatory School in Columbus, Ohio. In 1999 he received the Borromean Medal for Distinguished Service to Saint Charles Preparatory School.

Timothy F. Winters is Professor of Classics at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He received the Award for Excellence in College Teaching for 2007 by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Dr. Winters has conducted archaeological field work on the island of Salamis and is the author of articles on Greek, epigraphy, and archaeology.

Two more BC Latin Readers scheduled to be available Jan. 3, 2011

Livy Reader, A
Selections from Ab Urbe Condita
Mary Jaeger
ISBN 978-0-86516-680-6

Suetonius Reader, A

Selections from DeVita Caesarum and the Life of Horace
Josiah Osgood
ISBN 978-0-86516-716-2

Monday, August 30, 2010

August eLitterae

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers August eLitterae.

E-Litterae is a monthly email newsletter containing teaching tips, website specials, and other information about the Classics community.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cicero Legamus Transitional Reader Now Available

Fifth Legamus Title Makes Transition to
Unadapted Cicero Student-Friendly
Cicero Legamus Transitional Reader
by Judith Sebesta and Mark Haynes
xxii + 226 pp (2010) 8½” x 11”
Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-656-1

Friday, August 20, 2010

a.d. XIII Kal. Sept.

Ave atque vale.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

a.d. XIV Kal. Sept.

Modo fac!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

a.d. XV Kal. Sept.

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers says "felicem diem natalem" today to Anna Andresian, author of Looking at Latin and of the grammar review questions for Looking at Latin Online. Have a great day today, Anna!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

a.d. XVI Kal. Sept.

Ab honesto virum bonum nihil deterret.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a.d. III Id. Avg.

Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

a.d. IV Id. Avg.

Listen to an interview with Brian Delandro Hardison, illustrator of the Follow Your Fates series.

Monday, August 09, 2010

a.d. V Id. Avg.

Celebrating back-to-school week in some states (regarding the state of missing homework):

"Canis meus id comedit."

Friday, August 06, 2010

a.d. VIII Id. Avg.

-Motto of Harvard University

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Non. Avg.

Amat victoria curam.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Prid. Non. Avg.

Asinus asinum fricat.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

a.d. III Non. Avg.

Regnat populus.
-Motto of Arkansas

Monday, August 02, 2010

a.d. IV Non. Avg.

The June/July eLitterae is now available to read online!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

a.d. IV Kal. Avg.

New Title from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers!
De Bonis Cogitationibus
by Rose Williams

Click the cover for more information!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a.d. V Kal. Avg.

Brevitas delectat.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

a.d. VI Kal. Avg.

Sermo mollis frangit iram.

Monday, July 26, 2010

a.d. VII Kal. Avg.

Pauperiem grandem vincit patientia tandem.

Friday, July 23, 2010

a.d. X Kal. Avg.

Fortiter, fideliter, feliciter.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

a.d. XI Kal. Avg.

Ut panis ventrem, sic pascit lectio mentem.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

a.d. XII Kal. Avg.

Victoria concordia crescit.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a.d. XIII Kal. Avg.

Announcing free webinars on Latin for the New Millennium on July 29th (for people new to the series), and August 5th and 19th for teachers whom have adopted LNM but have yet to teach it. Click here for details:

Monday, July 19, 2010

a.d. XIV Kal. Avg.

Virtute et opera.

Friday, July 16, 2010

a.d. XVII Kal. Avg.

Constantia et virtute.

Friday, July 02, 2010

a.d. VI Non. Ivl.

2010 Terence Award-Winners

I am thrilled to announce the winners of the 2010 Terence Awards (aka Terrys) that honor excellence in Classics student films. Each winning student or group of students will receive a check in the amount of $100.00 along with copies of Terence's Phormio. Thanks to the Excellence Through Classics organization for sponsoring this event, with additional assistance from Andrew Reinhard and Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. Winners will be contacted directly via email for snailmail addresses to which the prizes can be sent.

Additional prizes were added to include a Best Picture prize for junior high/middle school (and younger) students as well as extra "Best Use of Latin in a Film" prizes.

The judges reserve the right to not award a prize should they feel that no films in a given category merit the award. There were no entries received for the "Best Use of Ancient Greek" prize. The judges decided not to award prizes for "Best Use of Latin in a Film" for the "Senior" (university-level) category of films, or for Best Foreign Film this year.

And the Terrys go to:

JUNIOR (middle school, junior high school, and homeschool students under the age of 14):

Best Use of Latin in a Film: Romulus et Remus, Dutchess Day School, Milbrook, NY, Russell Day (teacher)

Best Picture: Prometheus and Pandora, Artemis Resnick (independent learner)

JUNIOR (high school and homeschool students under age 18):

Best Use of Latin in a Film: Dominus Anulorum, Oakmont Regional High School, Ashburnham, MA, Jocelyn Demuth (teacher)

Best Picture: Caligula's Adventures in Wonderland, Masters Academy, Charlotte, NC, Sherri Madden (teacher)

SENIOR (college and university students):

Best Picture: Panic! The Sicilian Misadventure, Haverford College, Bret Mulligan (teacher)

Thanks to all who submitted films in 2010. The call-for-submissions for the 2011 contest will be posted in September this year, with awards announced at the 2011 American Classical League's Summer Institute in Minneapolis.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

a.d. VIII Kal. Ivl.

Truditur dies die.
-Quintus Horatius Flaccus

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

a.d. IX Kal. Ivl.

Crescit audacia experimento.
-Pliny the Younger

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

a.d. X Kal. Ivl.

Studium generat studium; ignavia ignaviam.

Monday, June 21, 2010

a.d. XI Kal. Ivl.

Non lupus ad studium sed mentem vertit ad agnum.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

a.d. XVII Kal. Ivl.

Gladiator in arena consilium capit.

Monday, June 14, 2010

a.d. XVIII Kal. Ivl.

Homo semper aliud. Fortuna aliud cogitat.
-Publilius Syrus

Thursday, June 10, 2010

a.d. IV Id. Ivn.

Terminat hora diem; terminat auctor opus.
-Christopher Marlowe

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

a.d. V id. Ivn.

Mobile mutatur semper cum principe vulgus.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

a.d. VI id. Ivn.

Aut Caesar aut nihil.
-Motto of Cesare Borgia

Monday, June 07, 2010

a.d. VII id. Ivn.

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers introduces the new iPodius Agora, the online marketplace for selling teacher-created content for Classics. Products include eBooks, classroom reproducibles, and more!

Come see what's available for sale now. New content is added regularly.

If you are a Classics teacher who has developed software, digital audio, video, PowerPoint presentation collections, eBooks, or other useful things for the Classics classroom that you would like to sell on the iPodius Agora, please email Andrew Reinhard, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' Director of eLearning to learn about the Agora.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Prid. Non. Ivn.

Litterae non dant panem.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

a.d. III Non. Ivn.

Generosos animos labor nutrit.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Kal. Ivn.

The May/June eLitterae has been published!

Read about the upcoming American Classical League's Summer Institute, the recent Medieval Congress, the new Roman Map Workbook, the new iPodius Agora, and more!

Friday, May 28, 2010

a.d. V Kal. Ivn.

Elephas Indus culices non timet.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

a.d. VI Kal. Ivn.

Homines, dum docent, discunt.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

a.d. VII Kal. Ivn.

A Roman Map Workbook

By Elizabeth Heimbach


A Roman Map Workbook meets the needs of today’s students and introduces them to the geography of Rome and the Roman world. Veteran high school and college Latin teacher Elizabeth Heimbach provides students, especially those studying Latin, with a thorough grounding in the geography of the Roman world. The Workbook walks students through each map, discussing the importance of each place-name, making connections to Roman history and literature. The carefully chosen maps complement subjects and periods covered in the Latin and ancient history classroom.

A Teacher’s Guide is forthcoming.

Special Features

  • Twenty newly-designed maps of the Roman world: Italy (2), Roman World (2), Rome (3), Bay of Naples, Pompeii, Roman History (3), Greece, Athens, Gaul, Britain,“Journey of Odysseus,” “Journey of Aeneas,” Latin Authors (2)
  • Narrative explication for each map, noting the historical and literary significance of place-names
  • Map-based activities and exercises, including work with blank maps
  • Three sets of certamen questions
Author Bio

Elizabeth Heimbach is the author of Latin Everywhere, Everyday (2004). Her research interests include the Vesuvian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the archeological sites of Arbeia and Bignor in England. She earned a BA in Latin from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in classics from the Ohio State University. She taught high school Latin for more than thirty years and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Monday, May 24, 2010

a.d. IX Kal. Ivn.

Labores pariunt honores.

Friday, May 21, 2010

a.d. XII Kal. Ivn.

Concordia parvae res crescunt.
-C. Sallustius Crispus

Thursday, May 20, 2010

a.d. XIII Kal. Ivn.

Bonos corrumpunt mores congressus mali.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

a.d. XIV Kal. Ivn.

Non redit unda fluens; non redit hora ruens.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

a.d. XV Kal. Ivn.

Variat omnia tempus.

Monday, May 17, 2010

a.d. XVI Kal. Ivn.

Studiis et rebus honestis.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

a.d. III Non. Mai.

Ignis, mare, mulier: tria mala.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

a.d. IV Non. Mai.

Duobus litigantibus, tertius gaudet.

Monday, May 03, 2010

a.d. V Non. Mai.

Ostendit sermo mores animumque latentem.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Prid. Kal. Mai.

The April eLitterae is now available to read!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

a.d. IV Kal. Mai.

Rock band Athens v. Sparta's performance at the Texas State Junior Classical League is documented in a 10-minute film. Learn more and watch here: You can listen to samples and buy the MP3 album from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a.d. V Kal. Mai.

A Roman Verse Satire Reader

Selections from Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal

By Catherine Keane


The trademark exuberance of Lucilius, gentleness of Horace, abrasiveness of Persius, and vehemence of Juvenal are the diverse satiric styles on display in this Reader. Witnesses to the spectacular growth of Rome’s political and military power, the expansion and diversification of its society, and the evolution of a wide spectrum of its literary genres, satirists provide an unparalleled window into Roman culture: from trials of the urban poor to the smarmy practices of legacy hunters, from musings on satire and the satirist to gruesome scenes from a gladiatorial contest, from a definition of virtue to the scandalous sexual display of wayward women. Provocative and entertaining, challenging and yet accessible, Roman verse satire is a motley dish stuffed to its readers’ delights.

Special Features
  • Introduction on the Roman satiric genre and its authors
  • 556 lines of unadapted Latin text selections: Lucilius, Satires, fragments 172–75, 176–81, 185; 524–29; 1145–51; 1196–1208 • Horace, Satires 1.1.41–79; 1.4.103–43; 2.5.23–50; 2.7.21–71, 111–18 • Persius, Satires 1.1–12, 107–34; 2.1–16, 31–51; 5.21–51 • Juvenal, Satires 1.63–93, 135–46; 3.190–231; 6.60–102; 8.183–99, 215–30; 13.38–70; 14.1–55
  • Grammatical and stylistic commentary printed at the back of the book
  • 1 map and 4 black-and-white photos
  • Complete vocabulary

Monday, April 26, 2010

a.d. VI Kal. Mai.

Check out the wholly new Artes Latinae newsletter online!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

a.d. X Kal. Mai.


This graded reader helps students make the transition from beginning instruction in Greek to reading unaltered texts of Plato. It features six Greek passages: four extracts from the Republic, the summary of the Republic in the Timaeus, and the beginning of the Euthyphro, which sets the scene for the Apology. Each passage is presented in multiple versions, beginning with a very basic outline and culminating in the passage as Plato wrote it. Passages are accompanied by facing vocabulary and notes. Each unit includes a review of grammar crucial for the passage. Appendices provide two vocabulary lists that help students identify which words to memorize first.

Students completing this reader will be prepared to read full Platonic dialogues in unadapted Greek.

Special Features
  • Introduction to Plato with starter bibliography
  • Greek texts with each passage presented in graded stages
  • Facing notes and vocabulary
  • Grammar review
  • Three appendices:
    - Guide to dialogues of Plato
    - Fifty most common words in Plato
    - Five hundred most common words in Plato
  • Map of Athens

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a.d. XI Kal. Mai.

Felicem diem natalem!

Today is Rome's 2,763rd birthday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

a.d. XVI Kal. Mai.

Ostendit sermo mores animumque latentem.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Non. Apr.

Jejunus venter non audit verba libenter.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Kal. Apr.

Piscis captivus vinum vult, flumina vivus.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Prid. Kal. Apr.

Rebus in humanis Regina Pecunia nauta est.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a.d. III Kal. Apr.

Amicus verus rara avis.

Monday, March 29, 2010

a.d. IV Kal. Apr.

Montani semper liberi.
-Motto of West Virginia

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a.d. IX Kal. Apr.

Est certum praesens, sed sunt incerta futura.

Monday, March 22, 2010

a.d. XI Kal. Apr.

The March eLitterae newsletter is out now. This issue features articles on the updated Latin for the New Millennium website, three new books, a tour of Italy for teachers, and more.

Friday, March 19, 2010

a.d. XIV Kal. Apr.

Terence Awards for Student-Created Classics Videos

For those of you who have students who have created (or who are creating) videos for their Latin/Greek class projects for the 2009-2010 school year, those videos can be submitted for consideration for this year's Terence Awards (aka the "Terries"). Cash and book prizes will be awarded. The deadline for submitting student-created videos is May 30th. Winners will be announced at ACL at the end of June.

For complete rules, visit To read more about student videos as promotional tools for Classics, read the article in the APA's Amphora, No. 8.1, pp. 20-1:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

a.d. XV Kal. Apr.

Euge! The Latin for the New Millennium website has been completely redesigned for easier use and has even more content than ever before. Visit and have a look!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

a.d. XVI Kal. Apr.

Cum jocus est verus, jocus est malus atque severus.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

a.d. XVII Kal. Apr.

Qui tenet anguillam per caudam non habet illam.

Friday, March 12, 2010

a.d. IV Id. Mart.

Fumum fugiens in ignem incidit.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

a.d. V Id. Mart.

The final posting on the Pompeiiana Newsletter blog went up today. Enjoy using the thousands of Classics games, puzzles, exercises, and recipes, and read the thousands of comics and Latin readings produced by students. With all of this material packed into 229 issues, it's easy to find something fun for class (or for yourself!). It's been Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' pleasure to bring this blog to you almost every day for the past year.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

a.d. VII Id. Mart.

Finis coronat opus.

Friday, March 05, 2010

a.d. III Non. Mart.

Leonem mortuum et catuli mordent.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

a.d. IV Non. Mart.

Non bene flat flammam qui continet ore farinam.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

a.d. V Non. Mart.

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Sound like fun? It's real archaeology on your computer. Click here to learn more or to make a purchase.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

a.d. Vinon. Mart.

New eLitterae is now out: Go check it out here:

Monday, March 01, 2010

Kal. Mart.

Vespere promittunt multi quod mane recusant.

Friday, February 26, 2010

a.d. IV Kal. Mart.

Quot capita, tot sententiae.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

a.d. V Kal. Mart.

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a.d. VI Kal. Mart.

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

a.d. VII Kal. Mart.

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

Monday, February 22, 2010

a.d. VIII Kal. Mart.

Non est vir fortis ac strenuus qui laborem fugit.

Friday, February 19, 2010

a.d. XI Kal. Mart.

Omnia . . . habet qui nihil concupiscit.
-Valerius Maximus

Thursday, February 18, 2010

a.d. XII Kal. Mart.

Quam est felix vita quae sine odiis transit!
-Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Building the better Latin eBook . . . with your input

Help us give you a better Latin eBook experience by taking a *brief* survey here:

a.d. XIII Kal. Mart.

Iracundiam qui vincit, hostem superat maximum.
-Publilius Syrus

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

a.d. XIV Kal. Mart.

Feliciter sapit qui periculo alieno sapit.

Monday, February 15, 2010

a.d. XV Kal. Mart.

Omnis instabilis et incerta felicitas est.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Prid. Id. Feb.

Ubi peccat aetas major, male discit minor.
-Publilius Syrus

Thursday, February 11, 2010

a.d. III Id. Feb.

Duce tempus eget.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a.d. IV id. Feb.

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' 2010 catalogue is now available as a downloadable, interactive PDF. Get your copy here!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

a.d. V id. Feb.

Amor magister est optimus.
-Pliny the Younger

Monday, February 08, 2010

a.d. VI id. Ian.

Leonem mortuum et catuli mordent.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Non. Feb.

Jucundi acti labores.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Prid. Non. Feb.

Nihil est . . . simul et inventum et perfectum.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

a.d. III Non. Feb.

Forma viros neglecta decet.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

a.d. IV Non. Feb.

Otium sine litteris mors est.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Kal. Feb.

January's eLitterae is now available to read online!

Friday, January 29, 2010

a.d. IV Kal. Feb.

Otia corpus alunt; animus quoque pascitur illis.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

a.d. V Kal. Feb.

Nullis amor est sanabilis herbis.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a.d. VI Kal. Feb.

200th Issue of Pompeiiana Newsletter Posted!

Click here to read the 200th (or all 200) issues of Pompeiiana Newsletter, the Latin newspaper written for and by Latin teachers and students. There are 29 issues left to post.

Andrew Reinhard
Director of eLearning
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a.d. VII Kal. Feb.

Maximum miraculum homo sapiens.
-Hermes Trismegistus

Monday, January 25, 2010

a.d. VIII Kal. Feb.

Nulla terra exilium est sed altera patria.

Friday, January 22, 2010

a.d. XI Kal. Feb.

Senectus ipsa est morbus.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

a.d. XII Kal. Feb.

Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Athens v. Sparta MP3 Album Available Now on iPodius

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a.d. XIV Kal. Feb.

Post calamitatem memoria alia est calamitas.
-Publius Syrus

Monday, January 18, 2010

a.d. XV Kal. Feb.

Quae fuit durum pati, meminisse dulce est.

Friday, January 15, 2010

a.d. XVIII Kal. Feb.

Crescit in adversis virtus.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

a.d. XIX Kal. Feb.

Saepe tacens vocem verbaque vultus habet.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Id. Ian.

Thanks to everyone who visited the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers bookstand at the AIA/APA Joint Annual Meeting in Anaheim. We enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to an exciting 2010!

Lou, Marie, Allan, and Andrew