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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
eLitterae No. 150 March 2018
Donald Sprague, Executive Editor
In this issue:
Classics Tidbits
Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2018
Bolchazy-Carducci eBooks
B-C Roman Calendar
Links of Interest
Editor's Note
Tech Tip
Resources & Teaching Tips
eLitterae Subscribers Special Discount
FREE Webinars
Classics Tidbits
Carpe _____ iterum!
Photo of "carpe delicious" billboard in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Daily Billboard Blog.
Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2018
CANE—Classical Association of New England
March 16–17, 2017
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
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
Albuquerque, NM
Representatives: Allan BolchazyBridget Dean, and Donald Sprague
B–C Author Presentations
Thursday, April 12, 2018

8:00–9:45 am
"The Roots of the STEMS," Anthony Hollingsworth, Roger Williams University, developer, Cicero's First Catilinarian Oration: A Digital Tutor

10:00–11:45 am
"The Battle Between History and Myth: A New Look at Livy's Oppian Law Debate," T. Davina McClain, Northwestern State University, author, Graphic Greek Grammar Cards

"Internal Synkrisis in Plutarch's Aratus," W. Jeffrey Tatum, Victoria University of Wellington, author, A Caesar Reader: Selections from Bellum Gallicum and Bellum Civile, and from Caesar's Letters, Speeches, and Poetry
"Ovidian Scenes on 18th–century Chinese Porcelain," Thomas Sienkewicz, Monmouth College,
coauthor, Vergil: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader
"Catullus and the Swansong," Philip V. Barnes, John Burroughs School, conductor, Rome's Golden Poets
12:15 – 1:00 pm
Round Table Topics and Moderators
"The AP Latin Exam: A Conversation," T. Davina McClain, Northwestern State University, author, Graphic Greek Grammar Cards

"CAMWSCorps: Recording the Past, Imagining the Future," Anne Groton, St. Olaf College, coauthor, Thirty-eight Latin Stories
1:15–3:00 pm
"War Is Women's Business: Women and War Trauma in Greco–Roman Epic and Tragedy," respondent, Alison Keith, University of Toronto, A Latin Epic Reader: Selections from Ten Epics

"The Passion of Cleopatra (2017): Anne Rice's Sequel to The Mummy (1989)", Gregory Daugherty, Randolph Macon College, coauthor: To Be a Roman
Friday, April 13, 2018

1:30–3:00 pm
"Terror in a Turnus Town: Vergil's Wild West, and Ours," Robert T. White, Beaumont School,
coauthor, (forthcoming) Lectiones Memorabiles Volume III: Selections from Caesar, Catullus, Horace, Livy, Ovid, and Vergil
"Age and Aging in Roman New Comedy," respondent, Anne Groton, St. Olaf College, coauthor, Thirty-eight Latin Stories
3:15–4:45 pm
"Caesar, the Geographoi and Lewis and Clark: The Use of Animals in Describing New Lands,"
Kenneth Kitchell, University of Massachusetts Amherst, author, The Other Middle Ages, coauthor, Catullus: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader
Saturday, April 14, 2018
"The History of Elegy and Ovid's Rustication Cure (Remedia amoris 169–98)," Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College, author, Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6, Vergil's Aeneid: Expanded Collection, Vergil's Aeneid 8 & 11: Italy and Rome, Vergil's Aeneid 10 & 12: Pallas & Turnus, coauthor, A Vergil Workbook
The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 10–13, 2018
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
Representatives: Adam Velez and Laurel Draper
ACL—The American Classical League
71st Annual Institute
June 28–June 30, 2018
University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Representatives: Bridget DeanLaurel Draper, and Donald Sprague
NJCL—National Junior Classical League
July 23–28, 2018
Miami University
Oxford, OH
Bolchazy-Carducci eBooks
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers provides eTextbooks on a variety of eBook platforms. Bolchazy-Carducci textbooks are available through VitalSource, GooglePlay, CheggRedShelf, Adams Book, Follett, MBSDirect Digital, and ESCO. Each eBook platform offers a variety of tools to enhance the learning process. eBooks have the same content as our traditional books in print.
eBooks are purchased from the eBook provider. For direct links to purchase Bolchazy-Carducci eTextbooks, visit the title's product page on Just above the product description there is a list of the eTextbook providers and a direct link to purchase the eTextbook. Some eBook providers sell directly to schools—check with your school to make these purchases.
You can read eBooks on a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, or a variety of eReaders. Review the eBook providers specifications.
The eyeVocab software leverages human memory for distinctive affective images* presented in isolation to radically improve the speed, depth, and permanence of second language vocabulary acquisition. Images are drawn from classical art, both western and eastern, from photojournalism and historical photography, great book illustration, and other sources.
*Learn how images are chosen.

Far more than a set of electronic flashcards, the multimodal vocabulary program facilitates a significantly deeper learning and retention. Students will readily master the frequent Vergil and Caesar vocabulary for the AP® Latin Exam and thereby devote far more of their study time and energy to reading and discussing De Bello Gallico and the Aeneid.

eyeVocab programs correspond to the following B-C books.

Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico
(Mueller) (218 words)

Vergil’s Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6
(Boyd) (162 words)

Vergil’s Aeneid: Books I–VI
(Pharr) (292 words)

Latin for the New Millennium Level 1 (423 words)

Introductory rate for each of the AP® Latin programs is $14.95. The LNM 1 and LNM 2 introductory rate is $24.95 per program. For site licenses, contact Miles Becker at
Click on each title to learn more.
Apps - gWhiz!!!
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has partnered with gWhiz Mobile LLC to develop Latin vocabulary apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The apps correspond with the vocabulary in Vergil's Aeneid Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6, Caesar Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico, Latin for the New Millennium Level 1, and Latin for the New Millennium Level 2.
Each app offers a free sample of ten words to try before you buy with an in app purchase option of $9.99. Click the links above to download the apps.
The Pompeiiana Newsletter created and edited by Bernard Barcio ran from 1974 through 2003. The newsletter 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 the Pompeiiana Newsletter. B-C is proud to serve as curator for this archive and has made the issues available for teachers, students, and friends of the classics. Check out
B-C Roman Calendar
Each September, Bolchazy-Carducci mails its Roman Calendar to Latin teachers across the nation.  Watch for yours! If you're not on that mailing list, send a note TODAY to Put Roman Calendar in the subject line and provide us the USPS address to which you wish the calendar to be sent. The calendar is also available in a digital format.

Links of Interest
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Editor's Note
It’s March Madness!

Here at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, we've been enthusiastically receiving entries in our annual Martia Dementia contest. Now, it's time to vote! The first round of voting began March 15. Follow this madness on Facebook or Twitter.

Meanwhile, Chicagoland is especially excited about the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament because Chicago's own, Loyola University Chicago, made it to the tournament for the first time in 33 years! Loyola's 1963 squad not only won the championship, but remains the only team from Illinois to earn that distinction. And, not only did Loyola's Ramblers win but they broke racial barriers in doing so.
Loyola University Chicago holds a special place in the hearts of the Bolchazy-Carducci family. A one-year teaching appointment in the classics department brought our late founder Lou Bolchazy to Chicago. A shrinking need for Classics PhDs became a culpa felix for Dr. Bolchazy and, I venture to say, for the classics community, as it led to Lou's founding Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. Retired editors LeaAnn Osburn and Laurie Haight Keenan, PhD, are Loyola graduates and your humble author earned his teaching certificate there.

Over the years, Lou taught as an adjunct at Loyola and collaborated with Loyola colleagues and PhD graduates including the likes of Jim Keenan; Raymond Schoder, SJ; Ed Cueva; Elaine Coury; and Ken Kitchell. He was especially pleased to publish two volumes of Neo-Latin with Loyola associates—Leo M. Kaiser's Early American Latin Verse and Jesuit Latin Poets of the 17th and 18th Centuries: An Anthology of Neo-Latin Poetry for which Loyola professors James J. Mertz, SJ, and John P. Murphy, SJ, joined forces with Leuven University's Josef IJsewijn. While at Loyola, Dr. Bolchazy broadcast Myth Is Truth: A Radio Series—B-C is delighted to offer a complimentary copy of the broadcast and its transcription. 
The B-C family fondly salutes Loyola University Chicago's Ramblers.

All best,
PS: The Ides of March 2018 marked the launch of Perseus 5.0! Congratulations to all who helped make this happen!
*Ad maiorem Dei gloriam.
Tech Tip
Microsoft Sway is a tool that makes it easy to create great newsletters, presentations, and reports enriched with images, video clips, links, tables, and galleries. It involves a three-step creation process.
The user can either choose to start from an already existing document or from a blank template. I have done it both ways and, while I like having the option to start from a document, I prefer to use a template as my point of departure. The library offers a variety of templates so it is wise to spend a few minutes looking through them before getting started. After selecting a template, the user adds all the desired content. This content can be headings, text, images, links, video clips, et cetera. The final step of the process allows the user to customize various elements such as font, colors, and layout. The finished "Sway" is shareable by a web link.
I like using Sway for student work. It can be a great way for students to synthesize their learning on a particular topic. My students have enjoyed the opportunity to create a newspaper focused on a particular author. They have also developed newsletters to share with the class as a way to review different grammatical structures. I particularly appreciate that students can create a rich, nicely designed, and interesting product without needing to invest too much time to this part of the process. Their focus can be on the content they are learning. To learn more and get started, visit
Lynne West
Latin Teacher and Instructional Specialist
Bellarmine Jesuit College Prep
San Jose, CA
Resources & Teaching Tips
√ Celebrating Women's History Month
• Share with your students, these women who pioneered in archaeology and this list of ancient women authors with your students.
For a change of pace, feel free to use these Latin readings chosen for Women's History Month.
• Your Latin 1 students will be able to handle this letter from Terentia to Cicero (excerpted from the workbook for Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1).
• Latin 2 students can read a Latin letter from the polymath Elizabeth van Schurman (excerpted from the workbook for Latin for the New Millennium, Level 2).
• For Latin 3 and Latin 4 students, have them try Tibullus (Sulpicia) 3.14: background essay, Latin poem, and notes from Sheila K. Dickison and Judith P. Hallett's A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the Second Century BCE through the Second Century CE.

Translations for the Terentia letter and the van Schurman letter are taken from the Teacher's Manual for the respective workbook.
Editor's Note: All the above PDFs from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' texts are provided for classroom use only as downloaded by the eLitterae subscriber and are not to be otherwise copied or distributed.
√ Summer Professional Development Opportunities
• The Classical Association of New England offers an annual Summer Institute that offers both classes and public lectures over the course of a week. This summer from July 9 to 14, at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, explore the topic "Empires Ancient and Modern: Reactions to Imperial Power from Athens to the Americas." Application deadline is May 15.
• Lynne West, who pens eLitterae's monthly "Tech Tip," will again offer a workshop called "Simple Strategies for Technology Integration" at the Taft School's Education Center in Watertown, Connecticut. The workshop runs from July 23 to July 27 and will provide many opportunities to both learn about great tools and practice using them. For more information, visit the website; in the disciplines window, choose "Technology" and place a check in the E-week box.
• Latin for the New Millennium authors Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova are renowned for their dedication to living Latin. Immerse yourself in Latin at this summer Conventiculum in Lexington, Kentucky, from July 24 to 31. Applications are due May 1. Learn more . . . in English or in Latin.
√ Chuckle for a Classicist
The Onion takes on the ancient Greeks.
√ What Students Ask About . . .
Yes, students asked "How did the Romans trim their nails?"!
√ A Roll of the Dice and Its Implications
Through the centuries, dice reveal changing attitudes toward fate.
Ancient Roman dice on display in the Musée gallo-romain de Saint-Romain-en-Gal-Vienne. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Vassil/Creative Commons 1.0 COC.
√ Restoring the Church in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
The restoration of this significant site in Jerusalem revealed a long-lost altar from the Crusaders era and led to the development of a special National Geographic exhibit.
√ Rome's Metro Line C Discoveries
As construction crews continue their work on Metro Line C in Rome, they continue to uncover Roman treasures. Artifacts are on display in the San Giovanni subway station. Most recently, they discovered the 2nd-century home of a Roman military commander.
√ Classics on the Screen
 Martin Scorsese collaborates on a Roman TV series.
 Fall of Troy cast black actors and evokes backlash about blackwashing.
√ Bibliophiles Delight
• Medieval manuscripts from the University of Heidelberg/ Vatican Library collection are now online.
• Delight in this step-by-step look at how medieval manuscripts were made.
• Herculaneum papyri are now readable!
The Gates to Hell
This CNN piece discusses the mysteries of this ancient site in Hierapolis.
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FREE Webinars
2018 Winter/Spring Webinars
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Using Roman Coins and Material Culture in the Active Classroom
Presenters: Thomas “TJ” Howell, Belchertown High School, and Edward Zarrow, PhD, Westwood High School
These two seasoned high school Latin instructors enthusiastically incorporate spoken Latin in their classrooms. In this webinar, they demonstrate a lesson using a set of representative Roman coins as a stimulus for active Latin.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Women and War in the Roman Empire
Presenter: Caitlin Gillespie, Columbia University
This webinar discusses the concept of a dux femina (commander woman) in Roman literature from Vergil's Dido onward, providing examples of both positive and negative ways in which women became leaders in the Roman world. We then focus on Boudica as an example of this literary topos and explore how Boudica's complex literary portrait illustrates the difficulties in assessing a female barbarian warrior through Roman terms.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Some Tech Tips Useful for Review
Presenter: Lynne West, Bellarmine College Preparatory School
A wide variety of technology tools are available to help provide effective and fun review opportunities for our students. This one-hour webinar will address several tools that can enhance and enliven the Latin classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to explore web-based tools that are valuable additions to both the elementary and advanced Latin curriculum. We will especially address methods and tools for reviewing vocabulary, grammar, history, and culture with the hope that you might implement them for your end-of-year review. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of both the role that technology can play in review and how to integrate it effectively.
If you have suggestions for Fall 2018, please contact Don Sprague.

What Equipment Do I Need for B-C Webinars?
To participate in Bolchazy-Carducci Publisher sponsored webinars you will need high-speed internet access, computer speakers/headphones, current web browser, and the link to the webinar virtual meeting space, which is provided in your webinar invitation.
Webinars Make for User-Friendly Professional Development
Participation is free. All webinars provide opportunity for participants to ask questions. Learn lots—attend as many presentations as you can. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers provides documentation for your participation. You can share this with your supervisors. Many webinar presenters provide handouts, etc.
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