Friday, September 30, 2016

Dolus aut Dulce? 2016: The Bolchazy-Carducci Costume Contest

Autumn has fallen upon us at last. Apples are leaving the orchards in bunches, leaves are taking up new residence on the ground, and people are compiling ideas for this year's Halloween costume.

Mont Allen, dressed as a Charun,
claimed the first place prize and
an Etruscan noblewoman (partner
Stephanie Pearson) last year.
We at Bolchazy-Carducci are happy to announce our second annual Halloween costume contest: Dolus aut Dulce? It was so nice seeing all the wonderful costumes from last year's participants, such as the blue-skinned, hook-nosed Charun and Etruscan noblewoman combination submitted by last year's winner, Mont Allen, and partner Stephanie Pearson. So if you plan on sporting a toga with some laurels, going for the whole hoplite, or fashioning your own set of wax wings, we urge you to take a picture of your classics-themed costume and send it to us.

Marie Bolchazy and the late Lou
Bolchazy dressed for ACL 2005 in
a floral stola and a toga, respectively.
Like last year, all we need from you is a photo of you in a classics-themed costume. Send it to us via Twitter to @BCPublishers, using the hash tag #BCPub. Do this, and you automatically make yourself eligible for one of three prizes! One photo will be accepted per Twitter account. If multiple people are in one picture all wearing classics costumes, the prize would only go to the owner of the account that tweeted the picture. If by request the contestants ask that another member of the picture stand as the contestant, one that is not the Twitter account member, or not a Twitter member at all, we will accept that as well.

Teachers, tell your students; students, tell your teachers. Tell all of your friends! No need to wait until October 31 to send a picture. We will start accepting photos this week and will continue to accept pictures until 11:59 PM CT on Tuesday, November 1st. Even if it is not your Halloween costume, so long as you have a photo featuring a classics-themed costume, we'll accept it!