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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

eLitterae No. 75 - May/June 2010

LeaAnn Osburn, Executive Editor • Andrew Reinhard, Managing Editor 


New Initiative Launched: iPodius Agora

New Workbook

Report of Medieval Congress, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 13-16, 2010

Come Learn with Bolchazy-Carducci and Its Authors at the 63rd American Classical League Summer Institute, June 26-28

Meet Ed DeHoratius, Author of the Follow Your Fates Trilogy

American Classical League

Special Offer

BCP Throwback Deal of the Month

iPodius - Bolchazy-Carducci Digital Download Store

Comic from When In Rome

Teaching Tips

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Affiliate Web Sites


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


The end of the school year approaches and the annual institute of the American Classical League is not far behind. If you have never attended an ACL institute or if you are a veteran of one or more ACL institutes, this issue of eLitterae will give you an idea of what goodies are in store for you this June in Winston-Salem, NC. You will see some of the newest books in publication at ACL and you will be able to meet many of the authors also. Read further in this issue to find out about the Follow Your Fates series and its author, Ed DeHoratius, and about A Roman Map Workbook and its author, Elizabeth Heimbach. The authors of Latin for the New Millennium, Drs. Minkova and Tunberg, will also be present. Many of Bolchazy-Carducci’s other authors will also be presenting papers at ACL, including Rose Williams whose session will include Lou, Marie, and Allan Bolchazy, as well as Andrew Reinhard, all for a short time becoming actors in a well-known children’s tale in Latin. You won’t want to miss this! If you need more information about the ACL institute, the links in this issue will lead you to the correct website to find out everything you want to know.


Don’t forget to check out this month’s eLitterae specials and do check out the information about iPodius’ new Agora.


I will be at ACL and look forward to seeing and talking with many of you there.


LeaAnn Osburn


New Initiative Launched: iPodius Agora

Bolchazy-Carducci to Launch Major Initiative in June: The iPodius Agora


The future of Classics has arrived in the form of a new, major project from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.


For teachers wishing to sell their own teaching materials online, Bolchazy-Carducci is pleased to announce the launch of the iPodius Agora. iPodius ( is BCP’s digital downloads store for software, video, and MP3 audio. The iPodius Agora area hosts the software, video, audio, and teaching materials that you create. You set the price and do the promotion; Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers hosts these materials for you. Sales are split 70/30, with the 70% going to you in quarterly royalty payments. Think of the iPodius Agora as being like Apple’s App Store, but for Classics.


To begin the process of selling your teaching materials on the iPodius Agora, submit your materials to Andrew Reinhard at Include a 50–250-word product description, a brief bio of yourself (ca. 100 words), and a sample of your work. If approved, you will receive an iPodius Agora agreement indicating that you retain copyright of your work and that the work is your own. Once the agreement is signed, Reinhard will post your files to iPodius on your behalf.


Robert Sonkowsky, George Gregg, and Ed DeHoratius are already selling their eBooks and coursepacks online. You can, too! To visit the iPodius Agora and to purchase materials there, visit and click on the “Agora” link.

New Workbook

A Roman Map Workbook to Debut at ACL, June 2010


Every year at the American Classical League’s Summer Institute, Bolchazy-Carducci debuts at least one special, new book. This year, we will introduce A Roman Map Workbook, written by veteran high school and college Latin teacher Elizabeth Heimbach. In her book, Heimbach provides students, especially those studying Latin, with a thorough grounding in the geography of the Roman world. The workbook walks students through each of the twenty newly designed maps including: Italy (2 maps), Roman World (2 maps), Rome (3 maps), Bay of Naples, Pompeii, Roman History (3 maps), Greece, Athens, Gaul, Britain, “Journey of Odysseus,” “Journey of Aeneas,” and Latin Authors (2 maps).


Heimbach discusses the importance of each place-name, making connections to Roman history and literature. The carefully chosen maps complement subjects and periods covered in the Latin and ancient history classroom. The workbook also includes map-based activities and exercises including work with blank maps. Three sets of Certamen questions round out the workbook. A Teacher’s Guide is forthcoming.


Elizabeth Heimbach is the author of Latin Everywhere, Everyday (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2004). Her research interests include the Vesuvian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the archeological sites of Arbeia and Bignor in England. She earned a BA in Latin from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in Classics from the Ohio State University. She taught high school Latin for more than thirty years and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Report of Medieval Congress, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,
May 13-16, 2010

The 45th International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was also the 25th anniversary of Bolchazy-Carducci attending the conference. While we did not present any papers this year, President Lou Bolchazy, Logistics Manager Betty Brendel, and Director of eLearning Andrew Reinhard enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones at one of our biggest shows of the year.


This year we continued to promote and sell Artes Latinae to individual scholars and to university programs to assist them in bringing their Latin up to a suitable reading level. For many Medieval Studies students, Latin is often an afterthought, and graduate students find themselves scrambling to teach themselves the language in order to pass their comprehensive exams or to read Medieval writers in their original language. Artes Latinae equips anyone with the grammar and reading skills they need in order to accomplish both of these goals.


We were also happy to debut Latin for the New Millennium Level 2 to an international audience who were thrilled that the second book in the program features Latin from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Latin did not stop with the Romans, and many conference delegates who took the time to review Level 2 enjoyed seeing Medieval writers and thinkers represented in the text.


Our books for young people also continued to sell well, the highlights being Rose Williams’ I Am Reading Latin Stories series and Ed DeHoratius’ Follow Your Fates series. Both series and their authors will be attending the American Classical League’s Summer Institute at Wake Forest University, June 26–28.

Come Learn with Bolchazy-Carducci and Its Authors at the 63rd American Classical League Summer Institute, June 26-28

In recent years, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has worked to close the gap between Classics teachers and the publishing world by offering pre-conference workshops as well as panels and papers at the American Classical League’s Summer Institute. We continue to be the only Classics textbook publisher to actively contribute scholarship, present papers, publish peer-reviewed articles in journals, and to actively work with teachers to improve the Latin/Greek classroom experience.


At this year’s Summer Institute on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Bolchazy-Carducci’s staff and authors will again be contributing to the program. We hope to see you there!


Friday and Saturday, June 25-26:

Pre-Conference Workshop, “Speaking and Writing in Latin: Adding the Active Dimension not only to the Teaching of Latin but also to the Study of Latin Literature”, presented by Drs. Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova, authors of Latin for the New Millennium. While this is not an official Bolchazy-Carducci session, we encourage you to attend the workshop to see this dynamic duo in action and to learn more about active Latin.


Saturday, June 26:

Judith Lynn Sebesta, co-author of the Cicero Legamus Transitional Reader and author of Carmina Burana: Cantiones Profanae, will speak on “Nos Aliae:  Provincial Women for the Latin Class” at 1:00.


Author Rose Williams is also presenting at 1:00 on Saturday, with “Active Elementary Latin”. Attendees will be treated to a staged production of popular children’s stories in Latin featuring Lou, Marie, and Allan Bolchazy, Andrew Reinhard, and others.


At 2:00, author David Pellegrino (Catullus Vocabulary Cards for AP Selections and Cicero and Horace Vocabulary Frequency Lists), will speak on “Quia, the Key to Latin Practice & Assessment”.


The Publishers’ Plenary, “What's New?   What's Available?”, runs from 3:15–4:15 and will feature presentations from various publishers. LeaAnn Osburn, Andrew Reinhard, and Rose Williams  will present Bolchazy-Carducci’s  latest offerings for Latin for the New Millennium including new printed materials, ancillaries, and online offerings. In the breakout session following the plenary, the authors, Drs. Minkova and Tunberg, will speak as will Sherry Jankowski, a teacher who has taught from LNM. The second half of the plenary will feature brand new, non-LNM  books and electronic materials.


From 6:30–8:00, Judith Sebesta and Latin for the New Millennium teacher, Keely Lake, will speak on “Latin Funerary Inscriptions:  Texts for Retrieving Women's Lives”.


Sunday, June 27:

Ronnie Ancona, editor for the BC Latin Readers series of books and author of five books for Bolchazy-Carducci, will present “Rethinking the Advanced Latin Curriculum:  New Approaches and Perspectives” from 10:15–11:30. Ancona is also part of the fourth plenary session from 1:00–2:00, “Standards for Latin Teacher Preparation”.


Hans Mueller, author of our upcoming AP Caesar Text and co-author of the forthcoming Caesar: A Legamus Transitional Reader will speak on "Casus Belli: Caesar and the Use of Force" from 10:15–11:30.


Thomas Sienkewicz, co-author of Vergil: A Legamus Transitional Reader, will present on “Gladiatorial Tombstones and Private Lives in the Latin Classroom” from 3:15–4:45.


Anne Groton, co-author of our best-seller 38 Latin Stories, is a panelist for “On with the Show!  The Plautine Legacy of Gerda Seligson”, also from 3:15–4:45.


Bolchazy-Carducci’s most recent collaborator, Lee Butterman, will speak about his online creation,, from 6:30–7:30. NoDictionaries is being paired with all of Bolchazy-Carducci’s Latin textbooks and readers to bring an added dimension to reading and comprehending Latin. Read the interview with Butterman in the upcoming summer issue of eLitterae.


Monday, June 28:

Andrew Reinhard, Director of eLearning for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, will present “Twitter and Tweeting for Latin” from 8:00–9:00.


Dexter Hoyos, author of the forthcoming BC Latin Reader A Roman Army Reader: 21 Selections from Literary, Epigraphic, and Other Documents, will present on “How to Teach Latin Prose Effectively”, 9:15–10:15.

Meet Ed DeHoratius, Author of the Follow Your Fates Trilogy

With the release of The Exile of Aeneas, the Follow Your Fates trilogy of interactive fiction for young readers is complete. Adding the Roman epic to its Greek counterparts, The Wrath of Achilles and The Journey of Oddyseus, The Exile of Aeneas introduces the characters and storylines from Vergil’s most famous poem by placing the reader in the center of the action, allowing him/her to decide what to do when confronted with war, love, and glory. If you (or your children) enjoyed the old Choose Your Own Adventure books, you’ll love this new way of revisiting these classic stories.


Author and Latin teacher Ed DeHoratius will be on-hand at the American Classical League’s Summer Institute to meet teachers, answer questions about the series and how it can be used in class, and sign copies of his books. Please stop by the Bolchazy-Carducci bookstand for the exact day and time and to pick up your copy of The Exile of Aeneas. Special pricing is available if you buy the trilogy as a set. These books are great summer reading for children ages eight and up, and for grown-ups, too, who still have a thirst for adventure.

Links for Classicists

American Classical League

If you have attended (or plan to attend) the American Classical League’s Summer Institute, you can learn more about ACL and its 63-year-old annual tradition:


ACL Homepage:


 ACL Summer Institute Homepage:


Previous ACL Summer Institutes:

Special Discounts for eLitterae Subscribers
Special Offer

With the publication this month of A Roman Map Workbook , Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is offering a 20% discount to eLitterae subscribers when you buy a single copy of either book.


A Roman Map Workbook
Elizabeth Heimbach
viii + 144 pp (2010) Paperback ISBN 978-0-86516-726-1 $22.00 $18.00


One copy, prepaid, no returns, not available to distributors. Offer expires 06/30/10.


Make sure to mention that you are an eLitterae subscriber if you place your order by phone or fax. If you place your order via the Bolchazy-Carducci website at, during checkout please enter "No. 75" (without the quotation marks) in the comments field. Your discount will be verified and applied after your order is placed. Special Monthly Offer

BCP Throwback Deal of the Month

With a backlist of over 400 Classics titles, Bolchazy-Carducci has a number of old chestnuts that deserve your attention. We started offering a new monthly special on these oldies-but-goodies in January.


Order by June 15th to save a whopping 75% on a single copy of Bolchazy-Carducci’s Version:1.0 A Primer History of Rome by Mandell Creighton.


A Primer History of Rome

Mandell Creighton

160 pp (2001) Paperback ISBN 1-898855-39-0 $23.00 $5.75


One copy, prepaid, no returns, not available to distributors. Offer expires 06/15/10.


Make sure to mention that you are an eLitterae subscriber if you place your order by phone or fax. If you place your order via the Bolchazy-Carducci website at www.BOLCHAZY.come, during checkout please enter "No. 75" (without the quotation marks) in the comments field. Your discount will be verified and applied after your order is placed.

iPodius - Bolchazy-Carducci Digital Download Store

iPodius is Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers digital download store. Download digital audio, video, and software for iPhones, iPods, MP3 players, Macs, and PCs by visiting We have MP3 files available for all of our CDs. Download a handful of tracks or an entire album to build audio curricula in support of what your classes are reading. Software and MP4 videos are available, too, as is access to password-protected sites to help your students practice their Latin grammar.

New products are added regularly. Enhance your classes with these digital offerings of audio, video, and software from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers via iPodius.
Comic from When In Rome


Comic from When In Rome, Best Cartoons of Pompeiiana Newsletter

A Better Future Through the Lessons of the Past
Teaching Tips

See the Bolchazy-Carducci web site for classroom tips on teaching Catullus and on using children's books translated into Latin, Christmas carols in Latin, and Latin proverbs to teach grammar.


Catullus: Expanded Edition - ways to review for the AP* Catullus Examination (.pdf - 616kB)


The Key - Historic Novel on Catullus' Life - a guide to using The Key with high-school students (.pdf file 45k)

  • Includes correlation to national Latin standards
  • The table shows the page in The Key where the poem is located as well as the number of the poem in the Catullan corpus.

Labors of Aeneas: What a Pain It Was to Found the Roman Race - Vergil Teaching Tip (.pdf file - 54Kb)


Latin Proverbs: Wisdom from Ancient to Modern Times - for examples of mottos in Latin, use them to start a class, or an example of a grammatical topic. (.pdf - 795kB)


Latin Readings - use Latin Readings for Halloween class, Petronius' Satyricon-Tale of the werewolf. (.pdf file - 480Kb)


O Abies: Christmas Carols in Latin - a lesson plan for the day before Christmas Break. (pdf file ca. 1.7MB)


The Smell of Sweat: Greek Athletics, Olympics, and Culture - Bringing the Olympic Spirit to your Students (.pdf file 36k)


 What Color is it? Quo Colore est? - using children's books translated into Latin to teach grammar (.pdf file 484k)
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Affiliate Web Sites

Artes Latinae - Detailed information about this Self-Teaching Latin Series


Latin for the New Millennium - Detailed information about Latin for the New Millennium, including a Teacher's Lounge


BC Latin Readers Series - Advanced Latin Reader Series information about current and forthcoming titles in this series


Gilgamesh on-line - Bolchazy-Carducci's all things Gilgamesh


eLatin eGreek eLearn - eClassics Social Network


Follow Your Fates Series - Interactive Fiction Series from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
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