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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

eLitterae No. 77 - August 2010

LeaAnn Osburn, Executive Editor • Andrew Reinhard, Managing Editor 


Association for the Teaching of Latin

Grammar Cards

eLearning Continues with New Manager

New Administrator for eClassics

Facebook Fanpage

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


Greetings Colleague Classicists,


I'm sure you're wondering—as am I—whither did summer race? The City Colleges of Chicago, where I teach as an adjunct, began classes this week. Many Illinois districts started school last week. And at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, the influx of book orders and Latin for the New Millennium adoption fulfillments signal an even earlier-in-August start for many schools throughout the country. Please know that all of us at BCP send you our sincerest wishes for a successful school year. May your students do you and themselves proud! May their excitement for learning keep us all inspired!


While my students spark that excitement of the new school year for me, my work as an editor gets those juices flowing as well. When we at BCP hear such comments from the classroom as the following from Adrian Allen at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School in Chicago, "Well, after a couple of days, and some scavenger hunts to orient them to all that LNM has to offer, our sophomores and juniors are loving their new Latin textbooks. The freshmen have no idea how lucky they are, apparently," we can't help but feel inspired. Similarly, the enthusiasm and energy communicated by Kelly Northrup of the Webb School in Tennessee in the new LNM webinar "Implementing LNM" met with accolades from her peers who participated from the comfort of their home or school computers.


Rodney Larsen, who attended both Kelly's webinar and the LNM overview BCP gave, wrote us, "The webinars are such a gift, and it's so kind of members of the LNM community (whether at the publishing level as you are, or enthusiastic teachers as Ms. Northrup is) to give time and energy to producing them, my only response is to say thank you! In both cases, the webinars offered very good, very useful information and embodied such a great spirit of collegiality that I would only ask you to do what you can to encourage such activity to continue."


We at BCP are committed to building a community of classics teachers and keeping in touch with them as much as we are able. Our webinars are one such attempt at community building and outreach; this eLitterae newsletter is another. Please spread the word to your colleagues and ask them to subscribe!


In this issue, you can read about new eLearning items. We also introduce you to the UK's ArLT, an organization similar to the ACL. Like you, these teachers are dedicated to their Latin and Greek teaching. Imagine . . . they teach six to eight or more sections with multiple preps! They only meet 2–3 times per week for just 30 to 45 minutes and can give no more than a half hour of homework per class meeting. And, their students take government exams as part of the university application process. Impressive dedication, indeed. And, we think there's never enough time!


Enjoy the new school year. Revel in your students' achievements. Go Latin! Go Greek!


Don Sprague



Association for the Teaching of Latin



The 60+ participants at the ArLT summer session gather outside The Ridge where meals and presentations took place.


The Association for the Teaching of Latin (ArLT) invited Bolchazy-Carducci to present Latin for the New Millennium as one of the optional strands offered at the group’s annual summer session. Editor Don Sprague attended the session held at Sheffield University from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July and gave an overview of the Latin for the New Millennium program and a second session that walked participants through a sample chapter from LNM 1 and one from LNM 2. Andrew Reinhard conducted a webinar from his home office in Phoenix, Arizona on the digital components of Latin for the New Millennium. Don enjoyed the formal lectures presented and the convivial quiz and song session held the final night and is grateful to the officers of ArLT and the participants for their gracious welcome. Kudos to Dr. Tasos Aidonis, now of Charterhouse School, Surrey, for organizing and executing a splendid professional development and teacher peer learning experience!

Grammar Cards

Greek and Latin Grammar Cards on iPodius

 As more students study Classical languages via computer, laptop, tablet, iPad, and even smart phone, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is making its textbooks, multimedia, and study aids available online. Its most recent digital offerings are the sets of Graphic Latin Grammar Cards and Graphic Greek Grammar Cards.


The popular Graphic Latin Grammar Cards (James P. Humphreys) and Graphic Greek Grammar Cards (T. Davina McClain) have been converted to PDF files for additional portability and ease of use. The original cards were printed on 8.5 x 11 cardstock and then three-hole punched for inclusion into students’ binders. These new digital cards have the same content as the originals but are intended for use on computers and handheld devices.


Both the printed and PDF versions of the cards offer the following features:


For Latin:

  • 8 pages (4 cards, front and back) + cover sheet
  • Paradigms of regular, irregular, and deponent  verbs, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, and numerals
  • Charts of prepositions and adverbs
  • Guide to syntax of cases and syntax of nouns


For Greek:

  • 12 pages (6 cards, front and back) + cover sheet
  • Forms for all verbs, nouns, adjectives, and pronouns, plus extensive info on particles, proclitics, enclitics, and more
  • Easy-to-read format


To learn more about the PDF grammar cards and to download sample cards on iPodius, Bolchazy-Carducci’s download store, please visit:


Graphic Latin Grammar

Graphic Greek Grammar

eLearning Continues with

New Manager

Andrew Reinhard, director of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' eLearning initiatives for the past three-and-a-half years, stepped down on August 20th. He has accepted a position as the Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) where he will manage its publishing efforts from offices in Princeton, New Jersey.


While at Bolchazy-Carducci, Reinhard was responsible for bringing eLearning products and services to teachers and students of Latin and Greek. These included, among other things, the iPodius digital download store, the Looking at Latin Online grammar review website, the Latin Proverbs iPhone app (available in the iTunes app store), as well as the variety of online and digital supporting materials for Latin for the New Millennium. Reinhard's frequent talks and publications enabled Classics teachers to explore more fully classroom technologies, specifically Web 2.0 platforms like blogs, wikis, and social networks, most notably embodied by eClassics, a community of nearly 1,700 classicists from over 30 countries.


Reinhard will not be leaving the world of Classics entirely, and is keen to keep in touch with the community of teachers and students whom he has met over the years. Friend him on Facebook ("Andrew Reinhard") and follow him on Twitter ("adreinhard").


Jody Cull, Bolchazy-Carducci’s Production Manager, has been named Production and eProduct Manager. Cull brings some 20 years of IT and design experience to the table, and her first task will be the launch of BCP etextbooks. The rollout is expected in late 2010/early 2011. She worked closely with Reinhard on the launch of the products and services delineated above.

New Administrator for eClassics

Andrew Reinhard created the eClassics social network in May 2007 as the first online hub for the discussion and exploration of classical language pedagogy and technology by an international community of teachers and students. He will be stepping away from his administrative duties with the site on August 20th.


Over the past three-plus years, eClassics has grown from a membership of under 30 from the United States to nearly 1,700 people from over 30 countries. It has hosted over 400 classics-themed videos—most created by students for projects and many containing spoken Latin. This video collection served as the genesis of the Terence Awards for Excellence in Classics Student Filmmaking, sponsored in 2009-2010 by Excellence Through Classics and Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, now entering its third year.


eClassics also served as the host of the petition to save AP Latin Literature and has been a leading voice in preserving Classics programs worldwide by offering breaking news, links to petitions, and an instant network of Classicists who can work as a single unit when trying to effect change in how Classics can be saved and promoted.


The new eClassics administrator and chief ombudsman for the cause of Classics and technology is Matthew Paul-Frank Duran, Latin teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic High School in Easton, Maryland. Duran frequently uses technology in class and with his students exploring everything from Twitter to Facebook to SMART boards and how these platforms and devices can improve both Latin teaching and learning.


If you haven’t joined the eClassics community, membership is free and allows you to write blog entries, start discussions, and upload multimedia files. Visit today to see what’s new for old languages.

Digital Did You Know?

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Special Discounts for eLitterae Subscribers
Special Offer

With the recent publication of A Roman Map Workbook, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is offering free standard shipping to eLitterae subscribers when you buy a class set of 5 or more copies!


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


Prepaid, no returns, not available to distributors. Offer expires 09/30/10.


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 eLitterae sale price will be charged at checkout. Enter quantity, 5 or more copies, in the "Class set 5 or more" option for free standard shipping. 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 September 15th to save a whopping 75% on a single copy of Bolchazy-Carducci’s Greek and Latin in English Today by Richard Krill.


Greek and Latin in English Today

Richard Krill

vi + 250 pp (1990, Reprint 2003) Paperback ISBN 978-0-86516-241-9 $15.00 $3.75


One copy, prepaid, no returns, not available to distributors. Offer expires 09/15/10.


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 eLitterae sale price will be charged at checkout.

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. Though the AP* curriculum has been changed, these tips still serve students well as the learn to interpret unadapted Latin authors (.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 mottoes 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 Teachers' 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  includes two informative interviews, one with  Ed DeHoratius, the author, and the other with the illustrator, Brian Delandro Hardison

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