Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 Progress and Production Going into 2014

2013 was a progressive and productive year at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, in August we launch our new website. Not only does it have a new look we added some great functionality with a new shopping cart. Watch for "Coupon Codes" in our promotional materials, we are offering opportunities for discounts on our titles. also has an "Add to Wishlist" option, as your are browsing the site add some titles to your "Wishlist".

New titles, we have many, starting with June new titles through December new titles:

Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader 2nd Ed

Writing Passion Plus: A Catullus Reader Supplement - Poems 6, 16, 32, and 57

Find Them: Latina Verba Mixta for Wheelock's Latin

Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers

 A Tibullus Reader

Latin for the New Millennium Latin 3: Select Latin Enrichment Readings

The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim: Bilingual Edition

A Roman Army Reader

 A Tacitus Reader

 Ask the Ancients

 Ten Fairy Tales in Latin

 Reading the Gospel of St. Matthew in Greek

Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences

 Caesar's Blood

Julius Caesar: Master of Surprise

We are progressing into 2014 with the development of some vocabulary Apps. Watch our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on the release of these Apps.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Latin Apps!

Looking for Latin Apps to use on your iPad? 

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers offers "Latin Proverbs" App for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

This app is available from the iTunes Store

Enjoy proverbs from the Old World to the New Testament and beyond in English, Latin, or both languages, right on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Latin teachers are already using this app to provide a Latin quote-of-the-day to use with their students as a warm-up.

Use the app even if you don't know Latin. Stuck for a toast? Want to write something clever in a greeting card? Interested in reading some of the best one-liners of all time in English AND in Latin? Find the perfect expression in English (with Latin translation) at the right time in seconds with Latin Proverbs.

The History of Rome 

By Wizzard Media  

Stream the latest episodes of The History of Rome directly onto your iOS device. Beyond direct access to the audio feed, the app also includes additional material like:

* Episode maps
* Links to further reading and resources
* Fun random extras

Whether you are already a fan of The History of Rome or discovering it for the first time, this app is a great way to deepen your understanding of Roman history.

SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader

By Paul Hudson

SPQR is the ultimate learning tool for Latin students who want to immerse themselves in the language, presenting the most comprehensive Latin dictionary on the App Store, dozens of Latin texts with English translations, a grammar tester, flashcards, quiz, numeral converter, quotes of ancient wisdom, language learning tools and more.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

'The Epic of Lou Bolchazy' a classic tale of vision, zest, fun

Daily Herald Lake County, IL, columnist Burt Constable writes about "The Epic of Lou Bolchazy". Lou continues to be a presence at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New and Forthcoming Wheelock's Latin Enrichment Texts

Two methods for enriching Latin learning!

Find Them 
Latina Verba Mixta for Wheelock's Latin
Sally Proctor
vi + 54 pp. (2013) ISBN 978-0-86516-793-3


Vocabulary acquisition and retention often seems like the greatest hurdle for a language learner. Practice vocabulary from each chapter's vocabulary lists, grammar explanations, and readings with these 40 simple, fun puzzles. Find Them: Latina Verba Mixta for Wheelock's Latin is an entertaining way for students to engage with Latin vocabulary.

These puzzles can be enjoyed by and benefit Latin students at any level and using any textbook.

Special Features

• Puzzles use vocabulary from vocabulary lists, grammar explanations, and readings
• Each puzzle leads student to answer a cultural, historical, or literary question tied to the chapter
• Answer key is provided for each puzzle

Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences
Richard Upsher Smith Jr. 
xxiv + 332 pp. (2014) ISBN 978-0-86516-798-8 
(Available December 2013)

Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences offers students a wealth of Sententiae selected and annotated to pair with each of the 40 chapters of Wheelock's Latin. In addition, 16 Loci Immutati offer readings from the Bible, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, and more. Although designed to accompany Wheelock's Latin, this text is a great resource for anyone interested in reading Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin. The thorough notes found in this text make reading these Latin selections possible and enjoyable for readers from any Latin background. 

Special Features
Appendix I: Some Developments in Latin Grammar Found in Ecclesiastical and Medieval Latin
Appendix II: Brief Biographies of Authors Cited in the Sententiae and Loci 
Verba Memoria Comprehendenda (a frequent-word list) 
A List of Source Texts Not Included in the Abbreviations 
Three Indices (Passages from the Old and New Testaments; Passages from Liturgical and Magisterial Documents; Passages from Ecclesiastical and Other Non-Classical Authors)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Introduce your students to a variety of unadapted Latin authors!

Latin for the New Millennium
Latin 3 Select Latin Enrichment Readings
Edited by LeaAnn Osburn and Helena Dettmer

xxvi + 160 pp. (2013) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-797-1

This short reader offers exposure to Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Vergil as well as the baroque-era poets Lieven De Meyere and Mathias Casimir Sarbiewski. Ample notes and vocabulary aids assist students reading these unadapted Latin passages. Incorporate this reader near the end of your grammar lessons to accustom students to reading a variety of unadapted Latin authors and genres, use it to fill those last 3 to 4 weeks of the semester after finishing Latin 2, or use it as an enrichment text for Latin 3.

  • Unadapted Latin text from Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, Vergil, and the baroque-era poets Lieven De Meyere and Mathias Casimir Sarbiewski
  • Same-page notes and vocabulary
  • Appendices on Meter and Rhetorical Terms
  • Latin to English Glossary

Helena Dettmer is a Professor of Classics and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the University of Iowa. She earned her BA in Classics at Indiana University and a PhD from the University of Michigan. Dettmer received the University of Iowa’s 2012 Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy. A former Mellow Fellow at Duke University, a recipient of the Iowa May Brodbeck Humanities Fellowship, an Iowa Faculty Scholar, and an Iowa collegiate fellow, and past president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Helena Dettmer has authored two monographs on the intersection of meaning and structure in Latin poetry, Horace: A Study in Structure (Hildesheim 1983), and Love by the Numbers: Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus (New York, 1997). She is coauthor of A Workbook to Ayers’ English Words from Latin and Greek Elements, in its second printing and used widely in vocabulary-building courses around the country, as well as A Catullus Workbook, which she coauthored with LeaAnn Osburn. Her current project is a book-length study examining the poetic structure of Ovid’s Amores.

LeaAnn A. Osburn received her BA from Monmouth College, Illinois and an MA in classics from Loyola University Chicago. She taught Latin including AP* for many years at Barrington High School in Illinois. Osburn received an American Classical League Emerita Award in 2012. She served as both vice-president and president of the Illinois Classical Conference and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Osburn received the Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year Award (1989), the Illinois Lt. Governor’s Award (1990), and the CAMWS Good Teacher Award (1996). She coauthored A Catullus Workbook (2006) and Teacher’s Manual (2006) with Helena Dettmer, Vergil: A Legamus Transitional Reader (2004) with Thomas J. Sienkewicz and the Vergil: A Legamus Transitional Reader Teacher’s Guide (2010) with Karen Lee Singh. Osburn served as the series editor for Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2.

For complete information about Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Latin for the New Millennium textbook series visit the LNM website.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers

Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers
A Select Thesaurus
by Christine E. Meyer

Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers is an invaluable resource for those wanting to encourage students to engage with Latin as a living language by speaking, listening, and composing in Latin. Containing listings of synonyms grouped by English definitions and parts of speech (verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions), each entry offers multiple Latin vocabulary options with their own specific definitions to allow students to select the best word and to differentiate between similar words.

Use this book to help with composition, speaking, clustered vocabulary and grammatical form study, English vocabulary building, and more!

Special Features
  • Twenty-two images
  • An appendix of Latin expressions
  • Two indices

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

BC Latin Reader Series - A Roman Army Reader

Series Editor: Ronnie Ancona,
Hunter College and City University of New York Graduate Center

These Readers, written by experts in the field, provide well-annotated Latin selections to be used as authoritative introductions to Latin authors, genres, or topics. Designed for intermediate/advanced college Latin students, BC Latin Readers each contain  approximately 600 lines of Latin, making them ideal to use in combination or as a “shake-it-up” addition to a time-tested syllabus.

Newest Release

A Roman Army Reader

Twenty-One Selections from Literary, Epigraphic, and Other Documents

Dexter Hoyos

xlviii + 214 pp., 7 illustrations and 2 maps (2013) 5” x 7¾” Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-715-5

This edition offers a compact portrait, in peace and in war, of the ancient Roman army, one of history’s most famous and successful military organizations. Twelve literary passages combine with nine epigraphic and other documents to show soldiers who don’t merely fight: Between battles, they march, drill, camp, construct public works, eat, drink, and—sometimes illegally—marry and have children. At times, and invariably with bloodstained results, troops also involved themselves in Roman politics. With selections from a variety of sources and a time span ranging from the First Punic War to the reign of M. Aurelius, this compact reader is like no other currently available.

Features: Introduction to the Roman army • 858 lines of unadapted Latin text in 21 selections: 12 from literary works (Cato Origines, Cicero Ad Atticum, Caesar Bellum Civile, Livy Ab Urbe Condita, Juvenal Satires, Tacitus Annals and Histories, Vegetius De Re Militari, Suetonius Gaius and Claudius) and 9 from documentary sources • Notes at the back and complete vocabulary • Suggested reading; appendices of original texts and chronologies • Two maps and seven illustrations

Dexter Hoyos is Honorary Associate Professor and research affiliate at Sydney University, Australia, where he taught from 1972 until 2007. Author of numerous articles on Roman government, diplomacy, warfare, and historiography, and on Latin epigraphy and pedagogy, his books include Hannibal: Rome’s Greatest Enemy (Exeter/Bristol Phoenix 2008); Truceless War: Carthage’s Fight for Survival, 241–237 b.c. (Brill 2007); Livy: Hannibal’s War, Books 21 to 30 (with translator J. C. Yardley, Oxford 2006); Hannibal’s Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Mediterranean World, 247–183 b.c. (Routledge 2003); Unplanned Wars: The Origins of the First and Second Punic Wars (de Gruyter 1998), and Latin: How to Read it Fluently—A Practical Manual (CANE Educational 1997).

Other Titles Available in the BC Reader Series
An Apuleius Reader
Selections from the Metamorphoses
Ellen D. Finkelpearl
A Lucan Reader
Selections from Civil War
Susanna Braund
A Seneca Reader
Selections from Prose and Tragedy
James Ker
A Caesar Reader
Selections from Bellum Gallicum and Bellum Civile, and from Caesar’s Letters, Speeches, and Poetry
W. Jeffrey Tatum
A Martial Reader
Selections from the Epigrams
Craig Williams
A Suetonius Reader
Selections from De Vita Caesarum and the Life of Horace
Josiah Osgood
A Cicero Reader
Selections from Five Essays and Four Speeches, with Five Letters
James M. May
A Plautus Reader
Selections from Eleven Plays
John Henderson
A Terence Reader
Selections from Six Plays
William S. Anderson
A Latin Epic Reader
Selections from Ten Epics
Alison Keith
A Roman Verse Satire Reader
Selections from Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal
Catherine C. Keane
A Tibullus Reader
Seven Selected Elegies
Paul Allen Miller
A Livy Reader
Selections from Ab Urbe Condita
Mary Jaeger
A Sallust Reader
Selections from Bellum
Catilinae, Bellum
Iugurthinum, and Historiae
Victoria E. Pagán

Visit the series website for additional information, reviews, and updates on available volumes:

Friday, September 13, 2013 New Website Take a Tour

On August 12, 2013 Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers launched their new website. The new site has a clean look and easy to use shopping cart. All of the original information is available on the new site with reorganized navigation.

Locating information for B-C series products, enrichment products, and eProducts is available in the top navigation.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

2013 Fall Webinar Schedule Update

Two more webinars have been added to Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Fall Webinar Schedule.

September 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Time - Terence Tunberg will present: Latin for the New Millennium: Using the Aural/Oral Component

Let an accomplished educator gently walk you through the aural/oral opportunities presented by Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2. Dr. Tunberg will set you at ease as he provides various suggestions and strategies for implementing or enhancing the spoken Latin component of your classes. He will share with you the bounty of aural/oral activities and exercises in the LNM Teacher Manuals and demonstrate how teacher-friendly they are!

November 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Time - Kelly Northrup will present: Activities, Games, and Projects for Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2

Accomplished and enthusiastic LNM teacher, Kelly Northrup will share a treasury of classroom-tested activities that complement Latin for the New Millennium. We guarantee that you'll find this webinar inspiring and you'll be eager to implement Kelly's suggestions in your own classroom!

For complete descriptions of all our Fall Webinars.  The registration form link is on this page.

Click here for a direct link to the webinar registration form.

Friday, August 16, 2013 has a new look and more!!! New Look
As part of our ongoing efforts to offer the best customer experience possible, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is happy to announce that our new website is LIVE. The new site has many upgrades including a new, streamlined shopping cart and better navigability.
We hope you enjoy exploring the new site. Keep your eyes open for a video tour of the new features. Please be aware that, if you have ordered online from us before, the new shopping cart will require you to change your password. If you are a new online customer, you will need to create a login before placing your first order.

and More!!!
Two more webinars have been added to our 2013 Fall Webinar Schedule. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is offering SIX informative webinars this fall including a
Special Triad of Webinars on “Helping Students Make Connections”. These three webinars
developed by creative veterans of the Latin classroom, present a laddered approach to teaching students to look for, recognize, and appreciate the role of connections in Latin literature. Two Latin for the New Millennium webinars are scheduled and one webinar by author Ronnie Ancona on Teaching “Uncensored” Catullus. 

Great webinar line-up sure to be informative and engaging to join us register on line.