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The Vulgate Psalms in Classical Audio

https://www.patreon.com/latinumNew at Latinum: the Vulgate Psalms in classical audio are now complete. I have also started working on recording versions of…Continue

Started by Molendinarius Jul 18, 2017.

Hey Archaeologists: Caryatids at Amphipolis (More Links at Bottom) 10 Replies

Figurines From Ancient Greek Tomb Called Major DiscoveryArchaeologists inspect a female figurine in a hall leading to an unexplored main room of an ancient tomb, in the town of Amphipolis, northern Greece, released by the Greek Culture Ministry,…Continue

Started by Connor Hart. Last reply by Connor Hart Oct 2, 2015.

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How To Cultivate An Indoor Organic Garden

It is assumed that those who consider buying their groceries on the web are lazy certainly not wish to go out of the house, away from their computer. This is often a misguided notion. Online food delivery is really a boon for the running class…


Posted by Charlie Griffiths on March 12, 2018 at 10:49am

The Vulgate Psalms in Classical Audio


New at Latinum: the Vulgate Psalms in classical audio are now complete. I have also started working on recording…


Posted by Molendinarius on July 18, 2017 at 1:55pm

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Latinum is now on Patreon

The internet keeps mutating, and Classical life online needs to change as well. Latinum is now on Patreon.

The Latinum Podcast, which used to be hosted on mypodcast.com, has…


Posted by Molendinarius on April 22, 2017 at 6:17pm

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hi eclassics

i am a latin learner (11 years)i would like to speak the language a bit more.i find adler interesting but difficult to manage on your own.i have been working through orberg (lingua latina) for the last 8 years, ideally i would…


Posted by dan lane on November 13, 2016 at 3:55pm

De Schola apud SKYPE

Salvete et Vos Consodales,
Si per SKYPEN (Skype) confabulari vis, habemus LOCUTORIUM LATINUM apud Skype, et possis illic confabulari per litteras, picturas…

Posted by Molendinarius on January 8, 2016 at 5:46pm

Parsed Interlinear Vulgate

Posted by John Jackson on September 27, 2015 at 12:00am


As the internet has changed markedly since I first opened Schola on NIng, and again on social-go, after Ning hiked their prices to make continuing unviable, I have decided the time has come to close Schola down - people now have whatsapp groups…


Posted by Molendinarius on August 25, 2015 at 4:39pm

Rogue Classicism

Prolepsis Postgraduate Conference: “Optanda erat oblivio” Selection and Loss in Ancient and Medieval Literature

“Optanda erat oblivio” Selection and Loss in Ancient and Medieval Literature University of Bari, 20th-21st December 2018 Confirmed keynote speaker: Tiziano Dorandi (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – Paris) Prolepsis Association is delighted to announce its third international postgraduate conference whose theme will be the mechanisms of selection and loss in ancient and Medieval … Continue reading Prolepsis Postgraduate Conference: “Optanda erat oblivio” Selection and Loss in Ancient and Medieval Literature

#podcastitas ~ On the Nature of… Mystery Cults — Ivy Crowned Podcast

This episode took me weeks of reading and re-reading! Becoming side-tracked was my state of being this entire time. via On the Nature of… Mystery Cults — Ivy Crowned Podcast

#podcastitas ~ QDP Ep 93: Bostoniae cum Serena Shirley — Quomodo Dicitur? Podcast

  Iustus Bostoniae cum Serena (Skye) Shirley comoedias Romanas, artem linguas discendi, necnon alia quaedam argumenta tractat. Quarum aliarum rerum (praeter linguam Latinam) studiosus/a es? Certiores nos facias aut hac in pagina (infra) aut apud Prosopobiblion (“Facebook“) aut pipiando (“tweeting”) […] via QDP Ep 93: Bostoniae cum Serena Shirley — Quomodo Dicitur? Podcast

Your Near-Daily Dose of Greek

Δ΄ Διεθνές Επιστημονικό Συνέδριο ελληνιστών: Ελλάδα-Κύπρος: γλώσσα, πολιτισμός, ιστορία, σύγχρονη πραγματικότητα (25/5/18)

Την Παρασκευή 25 Μαΐου 2018 πρόκειται να διεξαχθεί το Δ΄ Διεθνές Επιστημονικό Συνέδριο ελληνιστών με θέμα: Ελλάδα-Κύπρος: γλώσσα, πολιτισμός, ιστορία, σύγχρονη πραγματικότητα. Το Συνέδριο διοργανώνεται στο Κρατικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κουμπάν σε συνεργασία με το Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, με τη στήριξη του Γενικού Προξενείου της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας στο Κρασνοντάρ, υπό την αιγίδα του Γενικού Προξενείου της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας στο Νοβοροσσίσκ.

Διημερίδα: Από το τυπογραφείο στα έδρανα και… Το βιβλίο στις κοινωνικές και ανθρωπιστικές επιστήμες (30-31/5/18)

Η Κοσμητεία της Σχολής Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών, η Κοσμητεία της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής και ο Σύλλογος Εκδοτών Βιβλίου Αθηνών, διοργανώνουν διημερίδα με τίτλο: "Από το τυπογραφείο στα έδρανα και… Το βιβλίο στις κοινωνικές και ανθρωπιστικές επιστήμες", στις 30-31 Μαΐου 2018, στο Μέγαρο Θεωρητικών Επιστημών (Σόλωνος 57. Αθήνα).

4ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Iβηρο-Αμερικανικών Σπουδών: Iberoamérica y el mundo multipolar del presente: la realidad histórica, social, política, económica y cultural (28-30/5/18)

Το Τμήμα Ισπανικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών σε συνεργασία με το Τμήμα Λατινοαμερικανικών και Καραϊβικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου John Naisbitt της Σερβίας, το Τμήμα Ισπανικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου του Κεντάκυ των Η.Π.Α., το Ινστιτούτο Λατινικής Αμερικής της Ακαδημίας Επιστημών της Ρωσίας, το Πανεπιστήμιο του Μπουένος Άιρες της Αργεντινής, το Πανεπιστήμιο της Χαβάης των Η.Π.Α., το Πανεπιστήμιο Doshisha της Ιαπωνίας και το Instituto Cervantes της Αθήνας διοργανώνουν το 4ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Iβηρο-Αμερικανικών Σπουδών με θέμα: Iberoamérica y el mundo multipolar del presente: la realidad histórica, social, política, económica y cultural. Το Συνέδριο είναι αφιερωμένο στην Αργεντινο-μεξικανή ιστορικό María Elena Rodríguez Ozán και θα διεξαχθεί από 28 έως 30 Μαΐου 2018, στο Διδασκαλείο Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας του ΕΚΠΑ – Πανεπιστημιούπολη Ζωγράφου, Αθήνα.

Αιτήσεις Συμμετοχής στις Διαδρομές μέχρι 31 Μαΐου 2018

ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗΣ ΕΝΔΙΑΦΕΡΟΝΤΟΣ Πρόγραμμα «Διαδρομές στη Διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής ως Δεύτερης/Ξένης γλώσσας» για διδάσκοντες στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό Το Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας ανακοινώνει τη νέα περίοδο του εξ αποστάσεως επιμορφωτικού προγράμματος «Διαδρομές στη Διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής ως Δεύτερης/Ξένης Γλώσσας» για διδάσκοντες στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό (http://diadromes.greek-language.gr). Τα μαθήματα ξεκινούν τη Δευτέρα 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018 και διαρκούν 10 μήνες. Αιτήσεις εγγραφής γίνονται δεκτές από 26-03-2018 μέχρι και 31/05/2018 στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση www.greek-language.gr/routes Το Πρόγραμμα υλοποιείται εξ ολοκλήρου από απόσταση και αποτελείται από τις παρακάτω οκτώ ενότητες, οι οποίες καλύπτουν όλες τις θεματικές περιοχές που ενδιαφέρουν τον διδάσκοντα την Ελληνική ως δεύτερη/ξένη γλώσσα: 1. Σχεδιασμός και διαχείριση μαθήματος, διδασκαλία των τεσσάρων δεξιοτήτων 2. Διδασκαλία της γραμματικής, του λεξιλογίου και της προφοράς 3. Γλωσσική διδασκαλία σε παιδιά 4. Αξιολόγηση της επίδοσης των μαθητών 5. Διδασκαλία ξένης γλώσσας μέσω Η/Υ (Computer Assisted Language Learning) 6. Όψεις της γλώσσας 7. Διγλωσσία: Η γλώσσα και η σκέψη στον δίγλωσσο ομιλητή 8. Όταν οι πολιτισμοί συνομιλούν στο σχολείο: ζητήματα διαπολιτισμικής εκπαίδευσης Στο Πρόγραμμα μπορεί να συμμετέχει κάθε εμπλεκόμενος στη ή/και ενδιαφερόμενος για τη διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής ως δεύτερης/ξένης γλώσσας στην Ελλάδα και στο εξωτερικό, αρκεί να είναι απόφοιτος ελληνικής φιλολογίας, ξένων φιλολογιών, παιδαγωγικών τμημάτων, θεολογικών σχολών ή άλλων πανεπιστημιακών τμημάτων ελληνικών ή ισότιμων ξένων πανεπιστημίων. Υπό όρους γίνονται δεκτοί υποψήφιοι που δεν έχουν ολοκληρώσει σπουδές τριτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης. Το Πρόγραμμα «Διαδρομές στη Διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής ως Δεύτερης/Ξένης γλώσσας» αναγνωρίζεται ως εξ αποστάσεως πρόγραμμα επιμόρφωσης (ΦΕΚ 862 τ.Β΄/8-4-2014) και παρέχει πιστοποιημένη εξειδίκευση 450 ωρών στη διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής ως δεύτερης/ξένης γλώσσας. Όσοι ολοκληρώσουν επιτυχώς το πρόγραμμα δύνανται να απασχοληθούν σε δημόσιους και ιδιωτικούς φορείς σε όλο τον κόσμο (ενδεικτικά εστίες διδασκαλίας, σχολεία, πανεπιστήμια και ερευνητικά κέντρα) που εξειδικεύονται στη διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής ως δεύτερης/ξένης γλώσσας. Για κάθε σχετική πληροφορία, όπως την εγγραφή στο πρόγραμμα και το κόστος, σας παραπέμπουμε στην ιστοσελίδα των εγγραφών www.greek-language.gr/routes. Στοιχεία επικοινωνίας: Συντονίστρια του Προγράμματος Διαδρομές: δρ Ράνια Βοσκάκη Ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείο: programma.diadromes@gmail.com Τηλ: 2310 488 782 και 2310 805 507 (ώρες πληροφόρησης: 9.00-15.00 καθημερινά-εργάσιμες ημέρες) Δείτε το Δελτίο Τύπου και συνημμένο

Στην Όλγκα Τοκάρτσουκ το Διεθνές Βραβείο Booker 2018

Στην Όλγκα Τοκάρτσουκ απονεμήθηκε το Διεθνές Βραβείο Booker 2018, όπως ανακοινώθηκε αργά το βράδυ της Τρίτης 22 Μαΐου στο Μουσείο Βικτόρια και Άλμπερτ στο Λονδίνο. Η Πολωνή συγγραφέας τιμήθηκε για το σπονδυλωτό μυθιστόρημά της «Flights» (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017), δηλαδή την αγγλική μετάφραση του βιβλίου της «Bieguni» το οποίο κυκλοφόρησε για πρώτη φορά πριν από δέκα και πλέον χρόνια. Η συγγραφέας και η μεταφράστριά της (η Αμερικανίδα Τζένιφερ Κροφτ) θα λάβουν εξ ημισείας ένα χρηματικό έπαθλο της τάξεως των 50 χιλιάδων στερλινών. Η ίδια έχει τιμηθεί δύο φορές με την κορυφαία λογοτεχνική διάκριση της πατρίδας της, το Bραβείο Nike. Την πρώτη για το «Μπιεγκούνι» (2008) και τη δεύτερη για «Τα βιβλία του Ιακώβ» (2015). Με αφορμή το τελευταίο, η ίδια έγινε στόχος ακραίων στοιχείων, ως ακτιβίστρια των Πρασίνων και αντεθνικίστρια.

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It is not without some sadness that the Pompeiiana Newsletter blog project comes to a close. I have, for the better part of the past 13 months, posted five issues per week of Dr. Bernard Barcio's labor of love, his Pompeiiana Newsletter, which ran from 1974 until the end of the 2002-2003 school year. It is my hope that Latin teachers, students, and enthusiasts, will continue to return to this


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Martia Dementia Recap

The Final Martia Dementia Results

When (14) Vergil beat (3) Plato in the first round, everybody tore their brackets in two. I guess a showdown between (11) Homer and (14) Vergil, the two epic greats, was simply inevitable. (2) Hector and (3) Aeneas met in the contest that was marked by a Martia Dementia first—a tie—which was decided by the will of the fates (i.e., a coin flip). The returning champion, (1) Caesar, once again faced down and beat (1) Zeus. Just as Caesar presumed to extend his dictatorship for another year, victory was snatched away by none other than (3) Cincinnatus. Cincinnatus had been steadily overcoming foes Roman and Trojan to prevent Caesar’s enduring reign.

This was my first year in charge of the competition and I was continually inspired and humbled by your enthusiasm and participation. I would like to thank all the students, teachers, professors, and colleagues who made this year’s Martia Dementia a success. Now for the spolia! To Parker Birchard of the Bullis School, who made only 3 correct picks, I say congratulations for having the most abysmal bracket. To the Brookfield Academy students sponsored by the perennial Ruth Osier, I say congratulations for taking third place with a perfect Round of 32. To Ryan Shih of Dominion High School who made only 12 incorrect picks, I say congratulations for taking second place. Finally, I congratulate Nicholas Santana, who triumphantly seized first place with 3/4 correct picks in the Final Four and only 12 incorrect picks overall.

Still disappointed in how your brackets turned out? Want to prepare for a better outing next year? Heed the wise words of past years’ winners:

A Sample Martia Demetia Bracket
Ian Lobo (2017 winner): Well, I wouldn’t call my picks much of a strategy but more like educated guesses. My main way of choosing was who is more known by the people entering this contest, because I felt as if people would choose who they knew the most, as well as if the person they chose was good or bad. For the ones I didn’t know of, like Hesiod, a quick Google search provided me with the answer. As whether my strategy changed, not really but I just asked friends to just pick Caesar because he needs to win!

Ruth Osier (2016 winner, and 2018 third-place winner): Several (basketball) students were very amused by the idea of Greeks and Romans facing off. Heated debates began on ‘Vergil vs. Plautus’ or ‘Pompey vs. Trajan.’ Since there was such controversy, I instructed the debaters to fill out brackets and I would take the most common threads and send a copy to enter in the contest. Around a dozen students turned in forms to me. Once it was submitted, copies of our bracket were distributed to all students with an explanation of how to vote. Then we left on spring break and I assumed the students would forget to vote and it would end then. But when we returned they were excited that most (not all) of their picks were still in the running. As each round concluded and voting began again, I allowed the students to have a couple minutes at the beginning of class that day to vote. When we arrived at the final four the students started to get friends and relatives to vote. At the end of the tournament, every day the students asked if I had heard if we won because our choices seemed to move on at every level. When I was able to announce Victoria est nobis! cheers broke out. The students enjoyed the fun of the competition and I enjoyed introducing names and history lessons to the students who didn’t know all the ‘teams.’

Our Champion, Cincinnatus (Wikimedia Commons)
Thanh Tran (2015 winner): I basically chose the authors whom I liked best in each pairing if not entirely at random. I may have asked a lot of my students to vote for my bracket.

Want to find out if Cincinnatus will maintain his title or relinquish it and return to his fields? We will need to wait till next year to see! Already counting down the days? Want to see an author, politician, or philosopher who did not make it into this year’s bracket? Would you rather see gods and goddesses versus heroes versus beasts? Tweet @BCPublishers what and who you would like to see, and include the hash tag #MartiaDementia or give feedback in the comments below. Did you have questions or comments about how this year’s competition went? Were you able to find ways to incorporate Martia Dementia into the classroom, or do you have ideas of how you might next year? Comment below–we would love to hear from you!

Martia Dementia 2018

Teachers, students, and lifelong learners, the fourth annual Martia Dementia contest has commenced! Previous contests have pitted ancient authors, philosophers, politicians, and deities against one another. Now 32 heroes and heroines from Greek and Roman mythology will join the fray, bridging the gap between the mortal and the divine realms. With your help, one of them will emerge as champion of the Mediterranean. To the victor belong the spoils, and to whomever finishes with the best bracket, spoils await. Before getting to the prizes, here is the way the competition will work.

The Bracket
Starting today, complete a bracket to be eligible for wondrous prizes.
The preferred method: Download the bracket and save it as a PDF file. Then, starting from the “Round of 64,” go through each pairing and select your preferred candidates. Type the names of these preferred candidates in their corresponding “Round of 32” slots. Continue through the remaining rounds until one individual reigns supreme. Send your completed bracket to the email provided on the right side of the bracket.
The alternate method: Download and print the bracket. Complete the bracket, writing instead of typing your candidates. Scan or take a picture of your completed bracket and send it to the email provided on the right side of the bracket.

Brackets will be accepted through Wednesday, March 14th.

The Survey
A survey will be made available on Thursday, March 15th, where you can vote for your picks or, as it gets closer to the championship, vote against any picks that might hurt your chances of winning. Whichever ancient figures have the most survey votes by the time the survey closes will advance through the round. Actively participating in the survey betters your chances at winning. Fresh surveys will be posted for each round, so there will be many opportunities to make your mark on the contest.

We cannot stress enough the importance of voting early and voting often. When the survey goes live, cast your votes! Get your friends to vote for your picks. Teachers, get your students to stuff the survey with favorable votes!

Victori Spolia
This competition is not solely for bringing posthumous glory to your favorite ancient figure. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is offering book prizes for the brackets that most closely resemble the final results; a $100 book credit will be awarded to the first-place participant, a $50 credit to the second-place participant, and a $25 credit to the third-place participant. Feeling like you no longer stand a chance? Do not give up! There will also be a $25 credit for having the most abysmal bracket!

Stay Connected
Be sure to bookmark this post and check it frequently, as we will post the survey links for each round here as they become available. Also, follow us onFacebook and Twitter for updates as the competition progresses.

Remember, brackets close Wednesday, March 14th, and the first round of voting will begin Thursday, March 15th.

-Alex Cohen

Dolus aut Dulce?

Ian Hockberg and his family dressed
as deities and demigods.
We at Bolchazy-Carducci are happy to announce our third annual Halloween costume contest: Dolus aut Dulce? It was so nice seeing all the wonderful costumes from last year's participants, such as the snake-haired Medusa, deities and demigods, and Hannibal cosutmes from last year's winners. 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.

Decorating her hair up with snakes, Lindsey Morse,
completed her change into Ms. Medusa.
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.

Winston Durand went all out
for his Hannibal costume.
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 7th. Even if it is not your Halloween costume, so long as you have a photo featuring a classics-themed costume, we'll accept it!

September Answer for Roman Calendar

If you have not already done so, check the inside back cover of our 2017–2018 Roman Calendar for a reproducible worksheet that asks students to engage with the artwork included in the calendar. This year, the calendar includes images of stamps used to commemorate the Olympics over the past century. These images call back to the Olympics' origins by putting representations of ancient art, such as red- and black-figure athletes, marble statues, and drachmae, at the center of the stamps.

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

Question: This stamp, printed in Hungary for the 1960 Olympics in Rome, depicts a man drawing his bow. Archery was not an event in the ancient pentathelon. What were the five original major events?

The pentathlon tested the skills of men in five winner-take-all competitions. The events of the contest were the discus, the jump, the javelin, the stadion, and wrestling.

Think your students know the answer to the October question on the worksheet? Tweet @BCPublishers the answer by September 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 October. Submit an answer for your class, or better yet, encourage students to participate individually.

To add your name to our mailing list for the 2018–2019 Roman Calendar, email orders@bolchazy.com 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!

2016-2017 Year in Review

Bolchazy-Carducci: A Year in Review

Mox nox! As the autumnal equinox approaches and the sun sets earlier each day, we are looking back at the past year and ahead to the year to come. The past twelve months have been full of new books, conferences, and contests—and, of course, birthday cakes!

A Fond Farewell. The Bolchazy-Carducci family bids a fond farewell to Connor Hart as he returns to Massachusetts and pursues further studies. Connor joined B-C following his graduation from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he studied classics and English. After a year as an intern, Connor joined the staff as social media and editorial assistant. Connor has done terrific work developing B-C’s social media—writing blogs, creating Martia Dementia, assembling the Roman Calendar and its quiz components, posting on Facebook, and tweeting.

Level one of the second edition of Milena Minkova
and Terence Tunberg's Latin for the New Millennium.
New Books. It’s been a busy year at B-C! The second edition of Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2, features a richer focus on English derivatives study as well as additional exercises based on teacher suggestions. The LNM Teachers’ Lounge offers printable versions of the new content for first edition users. Word Mastery through Derivatives: Designed for Students of Latin provides students the skills and practice to apply word-building analysis to their study of both Latin vocabulary and English derivatives. A Latin Picture Dictionary for Everyoneasks the learner to make a ready connection between an image and its corresponding Latin word, with illustrated exercises that provide an opportunity for students to internalize the Latin vocabulary. Plotinus on Beauty and Reality: A Reader for Enneads I.6 and V.1 makes accessible to intermediate Greek students two treatises that describe the Neoplatonic cosmos of Plotinus. A new edition of Medieval Mosaic features seven new passages as well as 41 new illustrations. The Festschrift Ab omni parte beatus: Classical Essays in Honor of James M. May celebrates James M. May, Professor of Classics at Saint Olaf College, on the occasion of his retirement.

Richard LaFleur, a.k.a. Doctor Illa Flora
autographs Ubi Fera Sunt.
Conferences. Bolchazy-Carducci staff and other representatives exhibited and met with teachers and students across the United States and in Canada this past year. Look for us at upcoming conferences! Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire hosted the Illinois Classical Conference’s October meeting. The meetings of the Texas Foreign Language Association (Austin, TX), Classical Association of the Atlantic States (New Brunswick, NJ), Classical Association of the Middle West and South Southern Section (Decatur, GA), Classical Association of the Empire State (Schenectady, NY), and Texas Classical Association(Waco, TX) followed soon after. The fall conference season concluded with the meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Boston, MA) and the Virginia Junior Classical League Convention(Richmond, VA). The 2017 conference season began with the Archaeological Institute of America and Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting (Toronto, ON), followed by meetings of the Classical Association of New England (Exeter, NH), the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI), the American Classical League (Grand Rapids, MI), and the National Junior Classical League Convention (Troy, AL).

Contests. Many of our conferences featured fishbowl drawings. Winners took home book bundles that included some of our brand new titles from the past year. The second annual Dolus aut Dulce? Halloween costume contest allowed teachers, students, and entire classrooms from around the world to show off their classics-inspired creativity and featured deities, demigods, Hannibal, and Medusa. Our third annual Martia Dementia contest pitted deities against mortals, and in the final round Caesar triumphed over Zeus with a 431–54 victory.  Thomas Howard of St. Ignatius College Prep-Chicago, IL, took home the glory and spoils with the winning bracket. Follow us on Twitterand Facebook so that you never miss out on a chance to win B-C prizes.

Founder’s Day. On July 21, the B-C staff and old colleagues assembled for a special lunch to celebrate our late founder Dr. Ladislaus “Lou,” a.k.a. “Laci” or “Lacko,” J. Bolchazy. The celebration concluded with a trivia contest about Dr. Lou and his beloved B-C. Marie Bolchazy, president, and Allan Bolchazy, vice president, served as judges for the contest. Editor Don Sprague, Mike Frazier from shipping, and Jody Cull, production and eLearning manager, emerged trivia triumphant.

<picture of Marie, Laurie, and Allan from July 25 Facebook post; caption: Honored guests at the 2017 Founder’s Day included retired editor Laurie Keenan (pictured with Marie Bolchazy and Allan Bolchazy) and her husband Jim who first met Lou when he interviewed for a one-year appointment at Loyola University Chicago.

Looking Ahead. The 2017–2018 year offers new opportunities for students and teachers to enter our Dolus aut Dulce? and Martia Dementia contests and to sign up for fishbowl drawings for a chance to win a book bundle at upcoming conferences. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog for the latest updates on new books, conferences, contests, and more.




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Here are some helpful, pedagogical links for Classicists:

Lydia Fassett teaches high school Latin and gave a great presentation on Latin and classroom technology at the 2010 Classical Association of New England annual meeting. Take a look at all of the contemporary resources she used here.

Dr. Rick LaFleur, eClassics member and University of Georgia professor, leads a Latin teaching methods class online. This semester's methods class is up & running, with a dozen or so students enrolled from across the U.S. For info, interested persons should go here. Surf around, and especially click on OVERVIEW in the middle of the home page.

Patron saint of oral Latin, Dr. Terry Tunberg of the University of Kentucky, offers this link to videos of impromptu conversational Latin, with accents placed with 100% accuracy.

The Association for Latin Teaching (ArLT) in the UK publishes a lively blog which you can read here.

The American Philological Association (APA) sponsored its first-ever podcasting panel in 2009. Listen to the podcasts and leave feedback by clicking here.

eClassics member Evan Millner is prolific in the UK with a number of fun and practical Latin-language websites:

1) Schola is an all-Latin language, informal social network. Do visit Schola and participate!

2) Latinum is an extensive site containing hundreds of lessons in spoken Classical Latin, based on a free pdf textbook. In addition, Latinum provides vocabulary drills, and a wide range of Classical and other readings. Over one million audio downloads in its first year, and steadily growing in popularity. Visit the site by clicking here!

3) Imaginum Vocabularium is an image-based site to help with vocabulary learning. Visit this unique and helpful site here.

Scholiastae , a new wiki, is intended as a way for people to share their own scholia on classical works. Thanks to William Annis for this new site.

French Latinists unite! See what's happening with oral Latin in France by clicking here.

eClassics member Danja Mahoney (aka Magistra M), blogs about teaching Latin in the 21st century and focuses on technology and teaching. Visit her blog here, or read it via the RSS feed on the left.

Perlingua.com is a great free resource for Latin teachers containing games, PowerPoint slideshows, audio, video, and more, for a variety of Latin textbooks.

Check out eClassics member, M. Fletcher's, Facebook group, "Latin & Greek: Listen and Learn".

AKWN.NET: From Dr. Juan Coderch at the University of St. Andrews comes the news of the world in ancient Greek! Click here to read.

Latinitas Viva!: eClassics member Stefano runs a Latin-languages website and blog which is really worth spending some time exploring. Click here to get there.

The Vatican's Latin-language version of its website is now live. Check it out here.

One goal of many Classics students is to gain an advanced degree in philology and/or archaeology. To that end, the good people over at the Classical Journal have provided a comprehensive list of graduate study programs both in North America and abroad. They have also published on-line a comprehensive guide on how and where to present scholarly papers at conferences. Both of these outstanding resources can be found by clicking here.

The Classical Journal, published by CAMWS (the Forum section is dedicated to pedagogy).

An article on technology and Classics pedagogy, "From Slate to Tablet PC: Using New Technologies to Teach and Learn Latin and Greek", has been published as an on-line exclusive to the Classical Journal (CAMWS). Written by eClassics founder and Director of eLearning for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Andrew Reinhard, the article covers a wide spectrum of digital tools for the contemporary Classicist to use in (and out) of the classroom. The article has been peer-reviewed and edited and appears as part of the CJ Forum which is dedicated to Classics pedagogy.

Speaking of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), do pay a visit to their page for the Committee for the Promotion of Latin for helpful links to "emergency kits for programs in crisis", funding opportunities, and CPL Online, a "national peer-reviewed journal on all facets of Latin teaching at all levels...".

Excellence Through Classics is a standing committee of the American Classical League for the promotion and support of Elementary, Middle School &
Introductory Classics Programs.

The Iris Project (and Iris magazine) is a UK-based initiative to promote Classics to anyone and everyone. From their homepage: "This magazine is part of a wider initiative, the iris project, which was founded in the belief that the opportunity to learn about the fascinating languages, literature, histories and art of the Ancient World should be made available to all, regardless of background. This initiative seeks to awaken and nurture an interest in the Classics by making it accessible and appealing to a broad audience." This is a great program -- please visit!

For Latin teachers and students who wish to test their conversational mettle with other Latin speakers worldwide, click here to join a UK-based group that regularly speaks using Skype, an on-line phone service.

All Vergil all the time at virgilius.org! Links to Vergil teacher pages, quote of the day, and more.

The American School of Classical Studies' Blegen Library has a blog managed by eClassics member Chuck Jones. See what's new at the library by clicking here.

N. S. Gill has a handy blog on Classics and ancient history on about.com, updated several times a day.

A clearinghouse of articles on ancient history, along with images of inscriptions, art, and archaeology, covering the whole of Mediterranean civilization can be found at Livius.org.

Speaking of blogging, there is a Roman cooking blog here by a student at Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington).

For a revolutionary take on Latin reading and comprehension, take a look at Paul Latimer O'Brien's site, Visual Latin.

One of our members, Manolis Tzortzis, worked as a researcher at the Center for Greek Language. See what's new here (and via the RSS feed on the left).

is a one-stop resource for grammars and other learning materials for varying levels of students of Classical and Koine Greek.

Looking for Latin primary texts already on-line (without having to go to Perseus)? Try this metasite hosted by Georgetown University for both Classical and Medieval Latin. Georgetown also has a bonanza of links to Latin manuscripts, too, for those folks interested in paleography as a pedagogical tool.

Dr. Cora Sowa has created a project planning toolkit for literary scholars (and specific tools for completing specific tasks including cluster analysis). Find out more about the Loom of Minerva by clicking here.

A vulgate Latin blog with podcasts can be accessed here. Scottus Barbarus (J. Scott Olsson) has made this resource available to all -- quite worth a listen!

From Lithuania comes Carmina Latina, two MP3 tracks from Catullus and Flaccus, beautifully arranged and voiced by Julija Butkevičiūtė, singer and Latin student.

OK, here's yet another Latin podcast link to Haverford College which has a clearinghouse of Latin podcast links. The link to links.

Dr. Laura Gibbs out of the University of Oklahoma regularly blogs on Latin pedagogy on her site, Bestiaria Latina. Check out the list of Latin books for children, Latin puzzles (sudoku, anyone?), and more! Laura also has two other cool sites for anyone interested in fun ways to learn Latin: Latin crossword puzzles and Latin via fables.

Got podcasts? Dr. Chris Francese does. As an Associate Professor of Classical Languages at Dickinson College, he produces high-quality Latin poetry podcasts with regularity. Listen here. Scroll to the bottom of his blog to subscribe via iTunes.

Dr. Francese has also been experimenting with the idea of presenting Latin texts with translation and/or commentary in wiki format. The sample in the link below is the little dialogue about going to school from Colloquia Monacensia. The link is: http://wiki.dickinson.edu/index.php?title=Colloquia_Monacensia

Rogue Classicism, posted by David Meadows , is probably the most complete resource for up-to-the-second media coverage of all things Classical, plus regular features like "Words of the Day" and "This Day in Ancient History".

Electronic Resources for Classicists, a meta-site.

Of special interest to “wired” Classicists, the daily blog on stoa.org is an invaluable source of news, calls for papers, and interesting projects all involving technology and the Classics.

eClassics member Pieter Jansegers administers this link farm for Latinists from Belgium. That is to say, he's from Belgium. Any Latinist can use his links!

Rob Latousek is the president of Centaur Systems software, a company he founded in 1984. His company produces Classics-themed software ranging from dictionaries to tours of archaeological sites.

Julian Morgan could be considered to by Rob Latousek's UK counterpart, and has been involved in connecting the two worlds of Classics and ICT for years. Visit his site, and read his article (in PDF) on "A Good Practice Guide for the use of ICT in Classics Teaching".

The Digital Classicist discussion list covers everything from picking a professional-grade image scanner to calls for papers, managed from King’s College, London.

My publisher, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., has a variety of forums discussing everything from Gilgamesh to Uses and Abuses of the Classics. Join the discussion by clicking here.

Rose Williams has been teaching Latin "for a very long time" (her words) to anyone who will listen. You can benefit from her experience by downloading the numerous PDF handouts she has posted on her new web site, roserwilliams.com.

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