Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Latin for the New Millenium Second Edition

Second Edition Coming Soon

Bolchazy-Carducci’s tradition of listening to teachers, enlisting their input, and learning of their needs has regularly led us to develop new materials. Teachers’ desire for a Latin series that fused the traditional grammar approach with the reading method led our late founder Ladislaus J. Bolchazy, PhD, to commission renowned Latin language educators and living Latin enthusiasts Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg to author Latin for the New Millennium.

Again, heeding LNM users, we are developing a second edition of LNM 1 and 2 coming spring 2017. Teachers and students who have come to love LNM's literary-rich vocabulary, supplementary cultural information, and substantial core of conventional exercises, will appreciate the second edition and its new features. Key new features include an enhanced focus on derivatives and additional exercises that provide reinforcement and laddering activities. We’ve also added Latin readings from the female polymaths Hildegard von Bingen and Anna Maria van Schurman to the LNM 2 workbook. 

Visit our website for more details. For specifics on LNM Second Edition, click here, and scroll to the bottom for a chapter by chapter list of changes.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dolus aut Dulce? Halloween Costume Contest Results

Lindsey Morse decorated her
hair up with snakes, completing
her change into Ms. Medusa.
Ian Hochberg and his family
dressed as deities and
Over the past month we asked teachers and students to dress up in classics-themed costumes for Halloween and to send their pictures to us through Twitter.

It was nice to see such an array of costumes, ranging from traditional Roman deities, to Hannibal preparing to cross the Alps, and even the mythological gorgon Medusa! Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to the winners, who were randomly selected from the pool of participants.

Congratulations to winner Ian Hochberg of St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA. He and his family dressed together as Hercules, Iris, Zeus, and Artemis. "Wise Athena," Ian said, was "busy tutoring."

Congratulations also to our second winner, Lindsey Morse of Stratford Academy in Macon, GA. Students sat stone-faced as their teacher, with snakes in her hair, transformed into Ms. Medusa.
Winston Durand went all out
for his Hannibal costume.

Lastly, congratulations to our third winner, Winston Durand, a student of Latin teacher Matt Davis at Miramonte High School in Orinda, CA. Winston dressed as the military general Hannibal, fully suited for battle and for the cold, as he prepares to go over the Alps.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

October Answer for Roman Calendar

If you have not already done so, check the inside back cover of our 2016–2017 Roman Calendar for a reproducible worksheet that asks students to engage with the derivative-oriented artwork included in the calendar.

For those completing the worksheet, here is October's image, question, and answer.

Nūlla terra exsilium est sed altera patria. This line is expressed in Dē remediīs fortuītōrum, sometimes attributed to Seneca. What English words derive from this line?

The adjective nūlla, meaning "none," has given such words as "nullify" to the English language. The first declension noun terra, meaning "land," has provided "terrain" and "subterranean." The neuter noun for "exile,"exsilium, yields such words as "exile.Est, the third person, present, active, singular form of the verb esse, meaning "to be," has given English the word "essence." The adjective altera, meaning "the other (of two)" has given such words as "alterable" and "altruistic." The first declension noun patria, meaning "fatherland," yields such words as "expatriate" and "repatriation."

To add your name to our mailing list for the 2017–2018 Roman Calendar, email with the subject line “Roman Calendar”; be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. Also, let us know by email if you have not received your calendar yet!

Think your students know the answer to the November question on the worksheet? Tweet @BCPublishers the answer by November 25th for a chance to win five of our new buttons. We'll announce our answers, as well as the winner, at the beginning of December. Submit an answer for your class, or better yet, encourage students to participate individually.