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Vol. 20 No. 1, Spring 2010 • Editor: Marie C. Bolchazy, Ed.D.

Artes Latinae Levels I and II DVD, Version 2.0

Did You Know That You Speak Latin?

This Summer’s Must Read

NEW Titles for Summer Reading Follow Your Fates Series

Also Recommended for Summertime

Special offers for Artes Latinae Newsletter Subscribers 30% off these titles

Activities and Puzzles


Latin Network

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Artes Latinae Levels I and II DVD, Version 2.0

By Waldo Sweet


Artes Latinae Levels I and II, electronic version, are compatible with today’s computers. Compared to the previous version, it is easier to use and more in line with user expectation.


Artes Latinae Levels I and II DVD packages include DVD-ROM (Equivalent to Level II, Books I and II and the 12 cassette tapes), Manual, Graded Reader, TM Graded Reader, Reference Notebook (consumable), Test Booklet (consumable), and Guide to Unit Tests. All materials can be purchased individually.


Artes Latinae is a programmed, self-teaching Latin course structured to accommodate multiple levels of students, each learning at his or her own pace.


It is an easy-to-follow, two-level course that includes all the tools a student needs to achieve a firm command of Latin. It meets existing foreign language requirements for high school graduation. The course was carefully crafted and refined to suit the needs and abilities of a broad spectrum of students. Students from ages nine through adult have learned Latin through Artes Latinae.

Features New to Version 2.0

  • American Scholastic, Continental Ecclesiastical, and Restored Classical pronunciations are all included on one installation disk
  • No disk needed when using Artes Latinae (disk used for installation only)
  • Macintosh compatible (OS X)
  • Runs on current Windows operating systems (Windows Vista, XP, and 2000)
  • New look and feel for easier navigation and seamless learning experience

Both levels I and II are available in Version 2.0 DVD
Artes Latinae Level I Version 2.0 DVD Complete Package  ISBN 978-0-86516-663-9 $297.00

Artes Latinae Level II Verison 2.0 DVD Complete Package  ISBN 978-0-86516-675-2 $297.00


Levels I and II are also available in the Traditional Cassette Package.

Artes Latinae Level I Version 1.0 Complete Package Book/ Cassette ISBN 978-0-86516-393-5 $321.00

Artes Latinae Level II Version 1.0 Complete Package Book/ Cassette ISBN 978-0-86516-394-2 $316.00


Artes Latinae Ancillaries / Supplements
Artes Latinae Lectiones A CD-ROM Graded Readers' Supplement  ISBN 978-0-86516-397-3 $39.00

Drills to Accompany Artes Latinae
Latin Flash Drill provides paradigm chart drills on forms for the major parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verbs (indicative and subjunctive, regular and irregular). All drills request full forms and can usually correct separately for stems and endings. There is also an introductory section on grammar that should help to decipher the terminology involved in understanding a new language. For use with both levels.

CDROM Flash Drill Lev 1-2 Product Code 1878706845 $63.00


Latin Vocab Drill offers a flashcard-style drill on vocabulary with a variety of support and format options, including English derivative hints and corrective feedback on stems and endings. Any combination of word lists can be drilled at one time, and a customized review list can be created and worked on over multiple sessions. There are separate LVD packages for Level I and Level II.


CDROM Vocab Drill Level 1 Product Code 1878706403 $63.00

CDROM Vocab Drill Level 2 Product Code 1878706640 $63.00

Artes Latinae Website

Did You Know That You Speak Latin?

(ARA) - Believe it or not, everyone speaks a little Latin. You probably use it everyday. When you e-mail a friend to meet you for dinner at 8 p.m., you’re using Latin. The abbreviation p.m. stands for “post meridiem,” meaning after noon. Latin, the basis for many languages, including French, Spanish and Italian, survives in many forms today. While not taught in schools as much as in years past, Latin is enjoying a surge in popularity as people discover the fun of learning the language that was the basis for so many modern ones. And anyone who has ever watched a crime or legal drama on TV has familiarity with Latin phrases like “subpoena” and “habeas corpus.”

Even if you’re a few years out of school, it makes sense to learn a little Latin. Though often called a “dead language,” learning and understanding Latin can breathe new life into your vocabulary. By understanding the foundation of English, readers and writers will begin to expand their word use and reading comprehension.

Latin not only helps with crossword puzzles and legal dramas, but with tests as well. Studies show that students who received Latin instruction scored better on their SATs than students who studied other foreign languages. This kind of advantage has led many parents to seek out Latin instructional materials for their college-bound children, and even for themselves. Publishers like Bolchazy-Carducci offer a wide range of books and learning materials for youngsters and adults to introduce them to the advantages of learning a little Latin. Their latest workbook, “Latin Everywhere, Everyday” brings the Latin phases of daily life to readers. We can all rattle off “E pluribus unum,” but far fewer can tell you it means “one out of many” and it can be found on U.S. currency of all types and the Great Seal of the United States. With sections devoted to mottoes, common phrases and abbreviations, this workbook will deepen your understanding of those words you’ve been hearing and using for years.

“By learning the meaning behind everyday words and phrases, we can deepen our understanding of the world around us,” says Marie Bolchazy, vice president of Bolchazy Carducci Publishers. “Latin is the foundation of English, and while it may have the reputation of being intimidating, it can be fun when it’s taught in the right manner.”

Learning the meaning of common Latin phrases can add to your own word power and reading comprehension. Which can be helpful if you’re ever found “in situ,” “in absentia” or “in flagrante delicto.”


—Courtesy of ARA Content

Latin Everywhere, Everyday (click for more information about this title)


See Games & Puzzles below for printouts of exercises from Latin Everywhere, Everyday

Summer Reading

This Summer’s Must Read

You’ve seen the ads for this summer’s blockbuster movies—“if you only see one movie this summer, make it this one.” Well, if you only pack one book in your beach bag this year, make it this one: Vergil’s Aeneid.

Doesn’t strike you as summer reading? Think again. This vivid novelistic translation by G. B. Cobbold, published by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, makes this classic more relevant than ever. One of the pillars of Western literary tradition, the Aeneid is also a terrific read: the story of a man whose city is destroyed in war, and of his journey to find his place in destiny. This epic has it all: adventures on the high seas, passion, battles, monsters, struggles, and temptations that test the moral fiber of both men and women.

“This book is an exciting read,” says Marie Bolchazy. “And with this translation, the Aeneid is available to all readers. You can pick it up, enjoy it and marvel at its status as one of the premier works of literature in Western culture.”

Vergil is a Christian by nature. His gift to our times, as to others, is to teach us a way to see a world in turmoil, to hold many visions of it simultaneously, excruciatingly, all in absolute conflict with each other, and all of them true,”

says Stephanie Quinn, editor of Why Vergil?, a collection of interpretations of the classic work.

This translation published by Bolchazy-Carducci makes the work approachable and not at all intimidating. It includes an introduction to the Aeneid and Vergil, sidebar summaries, dynamic in-text illustrations, a book-by-book outline of the plot, a map of Aeneas’ voyage after surviving the burning of Troy, a glossary of characters with pronunciation guide, a timeline of significant events in Roman history and other aids that help the reader enjoy the story.

And lest you think the Aeneid has no application in real life, listen to what Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has to say in his book By the Book, talking about how he was introduced to Vergil in his senior year and the impact it had on his life: “So Vergil, and his hero Aeneas, the founder of Rome, entered my life. They helped shape everything I have since become. I don’t think anybody can get a handle on what makes me tick as a person, and certainly can’t get at the roots of

how I coach football, without understanding what I learned from the deep relationship I formed with Vergil during those afternoons and later in my life.”

“Many people, like me, probably have not-so-fond memories of reading the Aeneid in high school or college,” says Bolchazy. “Older translations, especially those that tried to keep the poetic meter, were often hard to read through and many times not very clear as to what was going on in the story.”

Cobbold’s translation brings the story to life and is written in a style with which modern readers can identify. Cobbold is the author of Rome: Empire without End and Hellas. He holds a BA and MA from Cambridge University and has taught in various secondary schools in the United Kingdom and the United States. He is currently assistant headmaster and chair of the Classics Department at Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass.

And about translating Vergil’s Aeneid, he comments: “For so long I had taught and read bits and pieces of the Aeneid, and never thought of it as a whole. The longer I worked on this translation the more intriguing it became: first, as a story that moves with increasing speed towards its surprising crisis; and then as a series of interlocking psychological studies. The characters are never completely virtuous nor completely wicked—and that is what makes them still so real, and still so modern.”

So if you’re looking for a book that has it all—murder, monsters and sizzling passion, and an epic that is a foundation of Western culture, make sure you pack the Aeneid this summer.

Vergil's Aeneid: Hero War Humanity

(click for more information about this title)

NEW Titles for Summer Reading Follow Your Fates Series

Ed DeHoratius’ three dramatic action adventures let YOU experience firsthand the wrenching decisions of the ancient Mediterranean world’s most illustrious heroes:


In The Wrath of Achilles, you are Achilles, the greatest hero of ancient Greece. On Troy’s battlefields will you honor your code and not fight, or stand beside your men?
x + 62 pp. (2009) 5” x 7¾” Paperback,
ISBN 978-0-86516-708-7


In The Journey of Odysseus, you are Odysseus, the wiliest hero of ancient Greece. Your love of family is as strong as your quest for adventure. What will you do, when given the choice of immortality, or when trapped in a cave by a man-eating monster?
x + 118 pp. (2009) 5” x 7¾” Paperback,
ISBN 978-0-86516-710-0


In The Exile of Aeneas, you are Aeneas, Troy’s preeminent hero. Your integrity is legendary, but can it withstand your city’s destruction, grueling exile, and another war?
x + 114 pp. (2010) 5” x 7¾” Paperback,
ISBN 978-0-86516-709-4


Features of each Follow Your Fates adventure:

  • Prose story that puts you the reader (age 8 and up) right in the action
  • Multiple different endings—depending on your choices
  • Illustrations by award-winning comic book artist Brian Delandro Hardison
  • Glossary of names, with pronunciation guide

Ed DeHoratius teaches Latin and classics in the Boston area. He spends his free time with his wife and three sons, cooking, coaching soccer, and honing his woodworking skills. He holds an AB from Duke University in Classical Languages and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and an MEd and MA in Latin from Boston College, and has published four books, along with articles

and book reviews.

Follow Your Fates website

Also Recommended for Summertime

Novels by Benita Kane Jaro


Betray the Night - A Novel about Ovid

260 pp (2009) Paperback
ISBN 978-0-86516-712-4


The Key - Historical novel on Catullus' life.

xiv + 210 pp (2002) Paperback
ISBN 978-0-86516-534-2


The Lock - See Cicero in his mileau: a novel on his life and times.

xxii + 282 pp (2002) Paperback
ISBN  978-0-86516-535-9


The Door in the Wall - Political intrigue: a novel on the life of Julius Caesar.

xiv + 250 pp (2002) Paperback
ISBN 978-0-86516-533-5

When in Rome
Best Cartoons of Pompeiiana Newsletter

viii + 80 pp (2009) Paperback
ISBN  978-0-86516-717-9


Athens v Sparta
The History of the Peloponnesian War

Audio CD (2009) CD UPC 750532-078922

Also available as an Audio MP3 Download (2009)


Roman Town - The Premiere Archaeology
Video Game for Kids

CD (2009) CD Video Game Product Code E2010SW-RTA2

Also available as a Software Download (2009) 

Special Offers

Special offers for Artes Latinae Newsletter Subscribers
30% off these titles

Vergil's Aeneid: Hero War Humanity
Translated by G. B. Cobbold
 xviii + 366 pp (2002) Paperback ISBN  978-0-86516-596-0 $15.00 $10.50


Latin Everywhere, Everyday: A Latin Phrase Workbook
Elizabeth Heimbach
viii + 152 pp (2004) Paperback ISBN   978-0-86516-572-4 $30.00 $21.00


When in Rome - Best Cartoons of Pompeiiana Newsletter
Edited by Marie C. Bolchazy, Ed.D.
viii + 80 pp (2008) Paperback ISBN 978-0-86516-717-9 $10.00 $7.00


Betray the Night - A Novel about Ovid
260 pp (2009) Paperback ISBN 978-0-86516-712-4 $25.00 $17.50


The Key - Historical novel on Catullus' life.
Benita Kane Jaro
xiv + 210 pp (2002) Paperback ISBN 978-0-86516-534-2 $10.00 $7.00


The Lock - See Cicero in his mileau: a novel on his life and times.
Benita Kane Jaro

xxii + 282 pp (2002) Paperback ISBN  978-0-86516-535-9 $10.00 $7.00


The Door in the Wall - Political intrigue: a novel on the life of Julius Caesar.
Benita Kane Jaro

xiv + 250 pp (2002) Paperback ISBN 978-0-86516-533-5 $10.00 $7.00

One copy each, prepaid, no returns, website special not available to distributors.
Not valid with other discounts.
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Activities and Puzzles

Activities from Latin Everywhere, Everyday, click here to download the printable PDF.

  • Can You Match the Mottos?
  • Do You Know the Meanings of These Expressions?
  • Unscramble the Latin

Latin Word Search, click here to download the printable PDF.


U.S. Presidents who studied Classical Languages, click here to download a printable PDF




Courtesy of Pompeiiana Newsletter
by Bernard Barcio

The Pompeiiana Newsletter ran from 1974 through 2003. Pompeiiana offered a place for Latin students to publish comics, stories, games, and articles, and was a beloved resource for Latin teachers. In 2008, Barcio granted Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers the rights for all of Pompeiiana. Bolchazy-Carducci has published a book of these comics When In Rome, see special offer in this newsletter.







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Rochester, NY 14619


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(507) 786-3387 (day/voicemail)
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St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057

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(804) 435-9467
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White Stone, VA 22578


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Professor of Classics
(808) 959-0613
35589 Frederick St.
Wildomar, CA 92595
(authored the A/L electronic format)


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(407) 629-5607
817 Nicoma Tr.
Maitland, FL 32751


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Congratulations for making it to the Next Level!

We know that there are many Artes Latinae users who deserve congratulations. Please notify us at so that we can send you a certificate and recognize your accomplishment in our next newsletter.

• Level 1, Units 1 – 15, “Spem Successus Alit
• Level 1, Units 16 – 30, “Divide et Impera
• Level 2, Units 1 – 12, “Virtus et Sapientia
• Level 2, Units 13 – 24, “Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est(completing all levels)

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