Bolchazy-Carducci started the school year out with a series of six webinars that includes presentations about Latin for the New Millennium, eyeVocab, AP®, and Caesar.
There is still time to sign up for the final four webinars:
“Check Out the Materials in the LNM Teachers' Lounge and Other Ideas for Teaching LNM”
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Stephen Sullivan, Renbrook School, West Hartford, Connecticut
Wouldn't you like to learn more about what can be found in the Latin for the New Millennium Teachers' Lounge? Hate to reinvent the wheel? Love to put your colleagues' teaching tips to work? Looking for some ideas to add to your LNM repertoire? This webinar will be a boon to all using Latin for the New Millennium or considering its use.
“Helping AP® Latin Students Explore Themes & Make Connections”
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Mary Pendergraft
, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The new AP® Latin curriculum expects students to be able to make connections between Caesar's De bello Gallico and Vergil's Aeneid. Students may also be asked to make connections between two passages from the DBG or two passages from the Aeneid. Dr. Pendergraft's presentation will explore themes that connect Caesar and Vergil.
“Julius Caesar and Roman Religion”
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Hans-Friedrich Mueller
, Union College, Schenectady, New York
This webinar examines Roman religion in Caesar's day. It illuminates Caesar's religious persona from his role as pontifex maximus to that of general referencing Fortuna in his narrative. This webinar provides a fuller context for understanding the complex individual who was Julius Caesar.
“Sabinus and Cotta in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: John Jacobs
, Montclair Kimberly Academy, Montclair, New Jersey
Jacobs will talk about how Caesar works Sabinus and Cotta into the earlier narrative of the Bellum Gallicum in books 2, 3, and 4 in anticipation of their critical appearance in book 5. He also examines the reception of Sabinus and Cotta in subsequent reports of the debacle in Greek and Latin literature. He will show how AP® Latin teachers can offer their classes something of the reading I offer for the Caesar, but also perhaps make use of the later sources for either papers or projects or else for assessment. The Common Core expects students to be able to marshal primary sources for the defense of an argument. As Jacobs will demonstrate, Latin teachers have been doing this all along.
For complete webinar information.Register for Bolchazy-Carducci webinars.
Are your students looking for mobile study tools?
Bolchazy-Carducci has vocabulary apps for Latin for the New Millennium Level 1
, Latin for the New Millennium Level 2
, Caesar Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico
, and Vergil's Aenied Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6
These vocabulary apps are available for iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, and iPad compatible with iOS 6.1 or later.
Keeping Upbeat in the Latin Classroom with Toga Beats!
Engage your student in learning Latin grammar through aural, oral, visual, and kinetic learning. Grammar set to catchy electronic music makes Latin, like a favorite song, stick in the student's head. Listen to the tracks, read along on the lyrics sheet, sing the lyrics yourself with the karaoke tracks, and, if the music moves you, dance to the beat of declensions and conjugations!
eyeVocab for Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1
eyeVocab for Latin for the New Millennium, Level 2
eyeVocab for Mueller’s Caesar
eyeVocab for Boyd’s Vergil
eyeVocab for Pharr’s Vergil
eyeVocab maximizes state-of-the-art technology and revolutionizes second language vocabulary acquisition. Far more than an electronic flashcard, eyeVocab uses “distinctive affective images in isolation” in combination with audio recitation and keyboard input so that students hardwire the new vocabulary in their memory. Classes using eyeVocab, designed for the language lab as well as for individual use at home, experience dramatically significant improvement in vocabulary retention.
for updates on eyeVocab.
Learning Latin grammar through aural, oral, visual, and kinetic learning.
Thirty tracks of Latin grammar set to catchy electronic music and lyrics. Listen to the tracks, read along on the lyrics sheet, sing the lyrics yourself with the Karaoke tracks, and, if the music moves you, dance to the beat of declensions and conjugations!Download the first track for FREE!Purchase the Toga Beats Complete Collection
includes all thirty tracks and the lyrics sheet.
Purchase the individual tracks as needed in your Latin classroom. (purchase links on the Toga Beat Complete Collection page
)Purchase the Karaoke Collection
to tap into your creativity and your student's creativity.
Join us for a FREE webinar - eyeVocab: A Revolutionary Approach to Vocabulary Acquisition & Retention
This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM EST (5:00-6:00 Central Time) presented by high school teacher, Thaddeus Lisowski.
Frustrated that your students so frequently forget the vocabulary they need to know and supposedly "learned"?
This webinar will present the documented success of eyeVocab
, an innovative second-language acquisition software program, in stimulating Latin vocabulary learning and retention. Master teacher Thaddeus Lisowski will share his enthusiasm using eyeVocab with his own Latin classes.eyeVocab
maximizes state-of-the-art technology and revolutionizes second language vocabulary acquisition. Far more than an electronic flashcard, eyeVocab
uses "distinctive affective images in isolation" in combination with audio recitation and keyboard input so that students hardwire the new vocabulary in their memory. Classes using eyeVocab
, designed for the language lab as well as for individual use at home, experience dramatically significant improvement in vocabulary retention.
received his AB from Harvard University in Classics and his PhD from U.C. Berkeley in Comparative Literature (emphasis in Ancient Greek and Latin). While at Berkeley, Thaddeus taught English Composition and Literature courses and Latin and Greek language courses (including intensive summer workshops in both languages). He taught four years at Maybeck High School in the English and Math departments, including AP English and AP Calculus, where he also was co-leader of a student trip to Machu Picchu over the Inca Trail. Since 2007, Thaddeus has taught Latin in the upper school at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA. During off hours, Thaddeus enjoys biking with his two young daughters and hiking in the East Bay hills or in more far-flung places.Complete the online webinar registration form
. Webinar login information will be sent on Monday, June 9. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
The eTextbook trend is progressing and Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is adding more eTextbook providers to offer a variety of eBook platforms for users.
Currently Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers offers eTextbooks through MBSDirectDigital
, and Chegg
. For direct links to purchase Bolchazy-Carducci eTextbooks visit the title's product page at bolchazy.com
. Just above the product description there is a list of the eTextbook providers and a direct link to purchase the eTextbook.
In addition we have begun working with VitalSource
, and Follett
. eTextbooks from these providers are forthcoming to be available this summer. As eTextbooks from these providers become available the direct buy links will be added to the product pages at bolchazy.com
This chart will assist you to determine which eTextbook platform is best for your students.
In addition to eTextbooks Bolchazy-Carducci offers four vocabulary Apps, developed by gWhiz Mobile
and available from the App StoreSM
Each App offers a sample trial. Visit these links and download the sample to your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone.Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings for Books 1, 2, 4, and 6Caesar: Selections from His Comentarii De Bello GallicoLatin for the New Millennium Level 1Latin for the New Millennium Level 2
An Ovid Reader: Selections from Seven Works
by Carole Newland
is now available from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. An Ovid Reader
is the seventeenth title in the BC Latin Reader Series.
, written by experts in the field, provide well annotated Latin selections to be used as authoritative introductions to Latin authors, genres, or topics, for intermediate or advanced college Latin study. Their relatively small size (covering 500-600 lines) makes them ideal to use in combination.
Each volume includes a comprehensive introduction, bibliography for further reading, Latin text with notes at the back, and complete vocabulary. Ovid’s poetry, once regarded as superficial in comparison to that of other Augustan poets, is now hailed for its artistry, its mastery at storytelling, and the profound influence it has had on literature and art from the poet’s own time to the present day.This Reader’s commentary gives grammatical and syntactical assistance, seasoned with appreciation of the fine points of Ovid’s complex literary style. Latin selections are drawn in part from his elegiac poems and demonstrate the new range of directions for elegy developed by Ovid: not merely love elegy (Amores, and with a fresh epistolary form in Heroides); but also didactic and aetiological elegy (Ars Amatoria, Fasti), each with a twist on expected subject-matter; and exile poetry (Tristia, Epistulae ex Ponto), whose elegiac themes are adapted from earlier poetry to express emotional as well as political meaning after Ovid’s banishment from his beloved Rome. Select passages from the epic Metamorphoses, a brilliant experiment that uses a variety of genres under a unifying theme, fill out the collection with the work acknowledged to be Ovid’s major achievement.
Other Titles in the BC Latin Readers SeriesAvailable Titles
- Introduction to Ovid’s life, works, style, and meter
- 556 lines of unadapted Latin text in 30 selections from 7 works: Amores 1.1.1–4; 1.6.27–40; 1.9.1–20; 1.13.1–18, 21–26, 47–48; 2.15.1–28 • Heroides 3.1–4, 113–20; 5.61–88; 7.181–96 • Ars Amatoria 1.1–4, 17–34; 1.89–102; 1.505–24; 3.329–48 • Metamorphoses1.168–88; 2.227–34, 272–84; 3.173–98; 3.402–17; 4.93–127; 5.585–600; 10.270–94; 13.764–69, 838–53; 15.75–95; 15.871–79 • Fasti 1.89–102; 2.813–36; 4.305–28; 5.193–212 • Tristia 1.7.15–30; 4.6.1–18; 4.10.1–2, 17–26, 41–66 • Epistulae ex Ponto 3.3.5–20
- Suggested reading; five illustrations