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)