|Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2017 and 2018|
|CAES—Classical Association of the Empire State|
54th Annual Institute
October 27–28, 2017
TCA—Texas Classical Association
Annual Fall Conference
October 27–28, 2017
University of Texas
Representative: Rose Williams
Jesuit Latin Colloquium IV
November 2–4, 2017
Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, AZ
Representative: Donald Sprague
ACTFL—American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language
TFLTA—Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association in conjunction with ACTFL
2017 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
November 17–19, 2017
Music City Center
Representatives: Allan Bolchazy and Donald Sprague
Friday, November 17, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Music City Center, Exhibit Halls B, C & D, Workshop Room #4
E29 "Latin for the New Millennium: Editor/Teacher Perspectives"
Donald Sprague, B-C Editor; Dawn LaFon, White Station High School, Memphis, TN
SCS/AIA—Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America
January 4–7, 2018
Boston Marriott: Copley Place
Representatives: Allan Bolchazy, Bridget Dean, and Donald Sprague
CANE—Classical Association of New England
March 16–17, 2017
University of Rhode Island
Representative: Donald Sprague
CAMWS—Classical Association of the Middle West and South
April 11–14, 2018
Hotel Albuquerque at the invitation of the University of New Mexico
Representatives: Bridget Dean and Donald Sprague
The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 10–13, 2018
Western Michigan University
Representatives: Adam Velez and Laurel Draper
ACL—The American Classical League
71st Annual Institute
June 28–June 30, 2018
University of Montana
Representatives: Allan Bolchazy, Laurel Draper, and Donald Sprague
|National Classical Etymology Exam|
deadline: Registration: September 6– October 27, 2017
administration: November 1–December 8, 2017
CAMWS Latin Translation Contest
(intermediate and advanced levels for high schoolers and for college students)
deadline: November 1, 2017
administration: November 27–December 8, 2017
National Greek Exam
deadline: January 20, 2018
regular* administration: February 26–March 3, 2018
National Mythology Exam
deadline: January 15, 2018
administration: February 19–March 3, 2018
National Latin Exam
deadline: January 20, 2018
regular* administration: March 12–16, 2018
National Roman Civilization Exam
deadline: February 2, 2018
administration: February 7–March 9, 2018
National Latin Vocabulary Exam
deadline: February 2, 2018
administration: February 7–March 9, 2018
Harry de Forest Smith Greek Translation Contest
registration: late November 2017
administration: February 9, 2018
Exploratory Latin Exam
deadline: March 1, 2018
administration: October 1, 2017–April 1, 2018
Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest
deadline: March 15, 2018 postmark
*check online for early administration dates.
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We're enjoying an unseasonably warm October here in Chicagoland. Let's hope that that does not mean a wicked harsh winter as so many are predicting!
Speaking of wicked, an adverb in lingua Bostoniense
, the adjective evokes witches and the Halloween season. Remarkable is the amount of money we Americans spend on Halloween decorations! While you check out Target's Trickus Treatus
(see this issue's Classics Tidbits), we hope you prefer Bolchazy-Carducci's Dolus aut Dulce
and encourage your students to participate.
In this issue's Resources & Teaching Tips, we provide you a special Halloween-themed lesson—Trimalchio's "Ghost Story" excerpted from Gilbert Lawall's Petronius: Selections from the Satyricon
. We also offer this title as this month's special discount selection.
Enjoy the season. Come see us at one of the upcoming conferences or online at a free Bolchazy-Carducci webinar. Reach out if you have questions—our editors and customer service specialists offer nothing but dulce!
|Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) Annual Meeting Report|
The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
serves classicists in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland as well as those in the District of Columbia. Its annual meeting, therefore, regularly rotates among those locations. The 2017 meeting, held at the New York Marriott East Side, with over a hundred and fifty individual speakers and around two hundred and fifty attendees, by those measures alone was a great success. Once again, Mary Brown, executive director, and Judith Hallett, program chair, deserve kudos for their fine work.
Editor Don Sprague, as has been his custom, served as representative for the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers exhibit. A location near the registration desk and serving as the site for the morning coffee breaks encouraged conference attendees to check out the exhibits. In addition to several classics organizations' displays and representatives from the online master's program at Villanova University
and the master's program with teaching licensure at the University of Massachusetts at Boston
, Penguin Books and Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers exhibited books. Ann Patty, author of Living with a Dead Language
, gave a presentation at the meeting and then signed copies of her books in the exhibit room. The B-C display, five tables strong, stood directly opposite the entrance to the exhibit room.
Teachers were especially pleased to see the new titles A Latin Picture Dictionary for Everyone and Word Mastery through Derivatives. Others lauded our publication of the new Plotinus title Plotinus on Beauty and Reality. Several teachers carefully perused the Latin for the New Millennium Second Edition texts in the interest of adopting a new series.
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers thoroughly appreciates the opportunity to catch up with their colleagues from CAAS. B-C authors Henry Bender, Marianthe Colakis, Judith Hallett, Linda Fabrizio, Danny Jackson, and David Murphy connected with us at CAAS.
Congratulations to Darcie Hutchison of the Stevens Cooperative School in New Jersey, who won the CAAS drawing of the three new titles mentioned above. While on a school field trip to Washington, DC, Darcie poses with George Washington à la Zeus for a bit of Neo-Classicism.
Though I have written about Quizlet before, they recently introduced a new study tool that I wanted to make sure teachers are aware of. It is called Quizlet Diagrams and has a variety of potential applications in the Latin classroom. The teacher can upload an image, drop multiple tags, and provide a term and a definition for each tag. The teacher then shares the Quizlet Diagram with students using a web-link. Students can interact with the Diagram in a variety of ways to learn and quiz themselves on the material.
I used a map of the ancient city of Rome as my starting image, then tagged the various locations that I wanted my students to learn. When I created the definitions for the tags, I entered the description of the location as the "term" and the name of the location as the "definition." In our next instructional unit, my students will be learning the parts of a domus
. I think that a Quizlet Diagram will be a great way for the class to learn not only the vocabulary but also the general layout. By selecting an appropriate starting image, I can see introducing thematic vocabulary through a Quizlet Diagram as well as providing a review of prepositions. The more I use Quizlet, the more uses I discover. It is a great example of a tech tool that is continually evolving to make it increasingly beneficial to both students and teachers. Check it out at www.quizlet.com
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Webinars Fall 2017
Tuesday, November 14,
6–7:00 pm ET
Latin for the New Millennium: Using the Aural/Oral Component
Presenter: Terence Tunberg, Professors of Classics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Let an accomplished educator and living Latin enthusiast gently walk you through the aural/oral opportunities presented by Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2. Coauthor, Dr. Terence Tunberg, will set you at ease as they provide various suggestions and strategies for implementing or enhancing the spoken Latin component of your classes. He will share with you the bounty of aural/oral activities and exercises in the LNM Teacher Manuals and demonstrate how teacher-friendly they are!
Terence Tunberg, coauthor of Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2, is a world-renowned Neo-Latinist and scholar of Latin literature through the ages. He is especially esteemed for his enthusiastic promotion of active Latin. The celebrated Conventiculum Latinum Lexintoniense—the Conversational Latin Seminar held each summer at the University of Kentucky—has spawned a network of similar programs across the country.
Tunberg earned his BA and MA in classics at the University of Southern California, did postgraduate research and doctoral work in medieval studies at the University of London, England, and earned a PhD in classical philology from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Tuesday, November 28,
6–7:00 pm ET
Honor Among Thieves: Craftsmen, Merchants, and Associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt
Presenter: Phillip F. Venticinque, PhD, Associate Professor of Classics, Cornell College, Iowa
This webinar is drawn from Professor Venticinque's book of the same title. He provides an analysis of how craftsmen, merchants, and associations interacted with each other and with elite and nonelite constituencies; how they managed economic, political, social, and legal activities; and represented their concerns to the authorities. His examination of primary source material led to his insights into this demographic's acquisition and use of social capital and created status among their own ranks. Hence, the title Honor Among Thieves.
Philip F. Venticinque is an Associate Professor of Classics at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa where he was honored with the Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award in 2011. Students chose him to deliver the faculty address at commencement in 2015. Dr. Venticinque earned his PhD and his MA from the University of Chicago Department of Classics and the Program and Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World respectively. His BA in classical languages and literature is also from the University of Chicago. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Center for Hellenic Studies, and Loeb Classical Library Foundation. He also received the Mrs. Giles Whiting Dissertation Fellowship, the Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship in Byzantine Studies, and the Martin Marty Center Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Professor Venticinque has published and presented on various topics about Roman Egypt.
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|Resources & Teaching Tips|
√ A Roman Ghost Story
Connect your Latin students to the season. To help, we provide you a lesson
that you can download and share with your classes. Trimalchio's ghost story, excerpted from Gilbert Lawall's Petronius: Selections from the Satyricon
, consists of twenty-five lines of Latin accompanied by generous notes and vocabulary aids.
NB: This is a publisher-authorized complimentary download for use in your classroom only—not for any other form of distribution or sharing.
√ Dolus aut Dulce
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.
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.
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!
Ian Hochberg and his family dressed as deities and demigods.
Decorating her hair up with snakes, Lindsey Morse,
completed her change into Ms. Medusa.
Winston Durand went all out for his Hannibal costume.
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