|Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2018-2019|
|American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language|
2018 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
November 16–18, 2018
New Orleans Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
Representative: Donald Sprague
SCS/AIA–Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America
January 3–6, 2019
San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina
San Diego, CA
Representatives: Bridget Dean, Donald Sprague, and Amelia Wallace
CANE–Classical Association of New England
March 8–9, 2019
College of the Holy Cross
Representative: Donald Sprague
CAMWS–Classical Association of the Middle West and South
April 3–6, 2019
The Cornhusker at the invitation of the University of Nebraska
The 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 9–12, 2019
Western Michigan University
Representatives: Laurel Draper and Adam Velez
ACL–The American Classical League
Celebrating ACL's Centennial
72nd Annual Institute
June 27–29, 2019
New York, NY
NJCL–National Junior Classical League
July 26–31, 2019
North Dakota State University
The “Three Graces” grace the lobby ceiling of the Hilton Hotel Milwaukee City Center.
The grand hall of Wintrust Bank (the former Continental Bank) in Chicago revels in a grand display of classical architecture—a veritable temple to banking! The cornice displays a series of money-related quotations including this one from Cicero—"In the family as in the state, the best source of wealth is economy."
Saratoga Springs is famous for its tradition of thoroughbred horse racing. The Embassy Suites hotel lobby includes this sculpture with its echoes of Modigliani and Etruscan bronze sculptures.
Temple Sinai stands as a resplendent example of neoclassical architecture on Broadway, the main street of Saratoga Springs, New York. The reformed congregation transformed the neoclassical home into a temple in 1966.
KUDOS to Dolus aut Dulce Twitter Costume Contest Winners
For a full report, check out the B-C blog.
Group: Judgment of Paris; L to R = Chloe Kolbet, Steven John, Joe Stern, Forrester Hammer, all first-year MAT students at UMass, Amherst.
Individual: Thetis dipping baby Achilles in the river Styx = Mercedes Barletta, Latin teacher and world languages chair at Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles.
|Cindy Caltagirone and Don Sprague are hard at work planning the ACL Centennial Study Tour of Rome with an optional add-on tour to Campania.|
So, mark your calendar for ROME2020 in July of 2020!
ROME202 Awaits . . .
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|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 http://pompeiiana.blogspot.com/|
|The 2018-2019 Roman Calendar is in the mail If you were not on that mailing list, the calendar is available as a download. We also have copies available at conferences. If you would like to be included in the 2019-2020 Roman Calendar mailing please submit your request.|
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Wow! Here we are in the middle of November already! The flurry of the past few weeks has been punctuated by Bolchazy-Carducci representatives exhibiting at several classics conferences. Check out the reports about these meetings in this issue.
As I am writing this on the 11th of November, and, in anticipation of Thanksgiving, let us remember and give thanks to our citizen colleagues who have served and currently serve in our country's military. Let us join in gratitude and appreciation for their role in preserving the freedoms and opportunities that are at the very core of our United States of America.
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Google Arts and Culture is an excellent website that teachers can incorporate into their classes in various ways. It is a searchable online collection of very high quality images of art from more than 150 museums and sites worldwide. Thanks to the site’s high-resolution images, it is a great resource for teachers who are looking for images of particular works of art to show to students. But, it is far more than simply a database of images. Through its partnerships with so many fantastic museums, the Google Arts and Culture site offers the opportunity to do virtual walkthroughs of many collections. Our students can virtually visit the Capitoline Museum, the Uffizi Gallery, the Pergamon Museum, and the Acropolis Museum to name just a few. Some partnered museums also offer virtual reality tours that students can explore if they download the Google Arts and Culture app for iOS or Android. This feature is a nice supplement to our discussion and exploration of works of art.
In addition to virtually exploring some very beautiful museums, users can search the collection of images in really interesting ways. For example, if you would like to show your students some images related to the story of Daphne and Apollo, a quick search will yield numerous images each accompanied by a description and details. Even better, the students can perform the search and locate the images that they find compelling. The collection is also searchable by medium, time period, location, historical event, and historical figure. Both teachers and students can add individual images to their list of favorites and group them into personal collections. To take a look and get started, visit https://artsandculture.google.com/
Open Culture has recently made a database
of 600+ overlooked female artists from the 15th–19th centuries available.
|Resources & Teaching Tips|
√ Ovid's "Rape of Arethusa"
As a complement to reading Ovid's "Apollo and Daphne," we offer this Latin selection
with limited notes
on the rape of Arethusa excerpted from An Ovid Reader: Selections from Seven Works
by Carole E. Newlands. Depending on the level of the class, high school teachers may need to provide additional notes for their students as the BC Latin Readers are geared for intermediate college students. Alternatively, students can work in small groups to prepare notes and vocabulary for the passage.
Editor's Notes: The above PDFs are provided for classroom use only as downloaded by the eLitterae subscriber and are not to be otherwise copied or distributed.
√ Archaeology Roundup
• Roman potty jokes illustrated in latrine mosaics.
• Ship found on bottom of the Black Sea is believed to be ancient Greek.
• Another piece of the advanced analog "computer" found in a shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera is discovered.
• Romans honored their ancestors with grave libations.
• Prehistoric musical instrument found in Italy.
• Archaeology affirms ghoulish Gallic custom.
|Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section (CAMWS-SS) 2018 Report|
At the invitation of the Wake Forest University
, the 98th Anniversary Meeting of CAMWS-SS
took place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, October 18-20, 2018. President Bridget Dean and editor Amelia Wallace welcomed the opportunity to enjoy the warmth of the setting and southern hospitality.
Attendees came to the book exhibition room to browse B-C’s book selection and chat throughout all three days of the conference. Not surprisingly, our Latin and Greek buttons proved to be especially popular—while many professors and teachers noted that they were buying for students, they also frequently let slip that they were going to save a button or two for themselves! Our book drawing gave conference goers a chance to win two of B-C's recent titles, Word Mastery through Derivatives and A Latin Picture Dictionary. Anthony Parenti, graduate student at the University of Kentucky, came away the victor; his excitement and enthusiasm at winning (and about all things classics in general) was truly infectious.
In addition to running the B-C booth, Bridget and Amelia were able to sit in on several panel sessions, including the fascinating "Graphic Design: Text and Image in Ancient Inscription" and the informative "Teachers Teaching Teachers." They also attended the Friday night banquet, the highlight of which was incoming CAMWS-SS President David J. White's speech. White, of Baylor University, spoke broadly about contingent faculty, making insightful points about the importance of focusing on pedagogy and the need for collaboration between secondary teachers and university faculty. While dealing with a serious and at times difficult topic, White was nevertheless able to offer a hopeful message about the future of classics teaching.
Many thanks to Wake Forest University and especially to T. Davina McClain, whose careful planning and hard work as CAMWS-SS president ensured an excellent conference. We at B-C are looking forward to the next meeting in 2020 at Baylor University!
Anthony Parenti, graduate student at the University of Kentucky, winner of B-C’s book drawing at CAMWS-SS, receives his winnings Word Mastery through Derivatives and A Latin Picture Dictionary.
|Classical Association of the Empire State (CAES) 2018 Institute Report|
, host of this year's CAES
Institute, welcomed some 60+ attendees for the two-day conference, October 26–27. While the weather in Saratoga Springs was wet and chilly, the New York classicists gave a warm welcome to editor Don Sprague, who staffed the Bolchazy-Carducci book exhibit. Indeed, the attendees presented Don with a chorus of "thank you" and "we're so pleased that you're here." Skidmore College, host of this year's CAES Institute, welcomed some 60+ attendees for the two-day conference, October 26–27. While the weather in Saratoga Springs was wet and chilly, the New York classicists gave a warm welcome to editor Don Sprague, who staffed the Bolchazy-Carducci book exhibit. Indeed, the attendees presented Don with a chorus of "thank you" and "we're so pleased that you're here."
Participants eagerly paged through titles newly released since B-C exhibited two years ago as well as tried and true titles. Teachers eagerly picked out their favorite Latin and Greek quotation buttons. By the end of the conference only a handful of buttons remained for sale. A Latin Picture Dictionary and the I Am Reading Latin and I Am Reading Latin Stories books proved big hits, as did the children's tales—Arbor Alma, Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine GRINCHUS Christi natalem Abrogaverit, and Ubi Fera Sunt.
The B-C exhibit was located in the atrium area alongside the wall of the room where the presentations took place. Fortunately, the podium was just the other side of a glass door, affording Don the opportunity to listen to the talks. Daniel Gallagher, former Latin secretary to Pope Benedict XV and Pope Francis, who now serves as the Ralph and Jeanne Kanders Associate Professor of the Practice in Latin, delivered the keynote address, "From Taedium to Studium, from Negotium to Otium: My Voyage Across the Sea of Latin," in which he shared his personal journey that started with his study of Latin as an adult. On Saturday, Professor Gallagher again wowed participants with two presentations—"Conversational Latin: It's Not What You Think It Is" and "Ossa: The Bones of Latin," an explication of the Reginald Foster method.
Congratulations to the CAES board and especially John Mooney, CAES president, for a successful institute that set an attendance record. Thanks to the Skidmore classics faculty and conference staff for all their work on behalf of the CAES Institute 2018!
Three Graces—Claudia DeSantis, Andrianne Pierce, and Rowena Fenstermacher pose with CAES President John Mooney.
CAES webmaster Kristen Griswold requested that editor Don Sprague pose with the B-C book exhibit.
Program Co-Chair Meghan Miller won copies of both the student and teacher editions of Word Mastery through Derivatives and A Latin Picture Dictionary. Photographer Sprague apologizes for the fuzziness.
Professor Daniel Gallagher delivers the keynote address at the Annual Institute Banquet.
For more about Professor Gallagher, check out this interview
|Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association (TFLTA) / Tennessee Classical Association (TCA) 2018 Conference Report|
The Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association (TFLTA
) and the Tennessee Classical Association (TCA
) held their annual meetings November 2–3 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. The program offered over fifty talks and workshops covering a broad range of languages and topics. Several sessions provided information on Tennessee's new World Languages standards, while others highlighted professional growth opportunities for teachers of various languages.
Editor Laurel Draper served as the representative for the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers exhibit. Visitors to the booth perused B-C's new titles, delighted at Latin translations of children's books such as Ubi Fera Sunt and Arbor Alma, and took informational folders for Latin for the New Millennium. Donald Mueller of Pellissippi State Community College won B-C's drawing for a set of four books: Word Mastery through Derivatives, Latin Picture Dictionary, and the new Lectiones Memorabiles Vols. III and IV.
The B-C display and a glimpse at autumn in Franklin, Tennessee.
Donald Mueller of Pellissippi State Community College poses with his winnings from the B-C book drawing.
Teachers chatted with Laurel about Latin for the New Millennium for possible adoption. The Tennessee Board of Education has formally approved all three levels of LNM for adoption. Previously, a review panel affirmed that the correlations for the three levels of LNM met Tennessee's new World Languages standards. B-C is pleased that LNM's Second Edition has been officially adopted. When LNM's First Edition came out in 2008, Tennessee was the first state to adopt the text. At the encouragement of several Tennessee Latin teachers, early adopters of LNM, B-C subsequently published Latin for the New Millennium, Level 3.
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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers professional development webinars are offered on Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (5:00-6:00 p.m. Central Time). Webinar participants will receive a certificate of participation for professional development credit.
Postponed: to be rescheduled after the holidays.
Caesar: Man of Letters
Presenter: Debra L. Nousek, Associate Professor, The University of Western Ontario
Professor Nousek is a Caesar devotee who has extensively researched, presented on, and written about him. Her most recent delineated below focuses on Caesar as author. This webinar will be a great learning experience for all teachers of Caesar and especially those who shepherd their students through the AP Latin curriculum.
Debra L. Nousek is associate professor at The University of Western Ontario in Canada where she served as Director of the Graduate Program in the Classics. She earned a BA at the University of Alberta, an MA at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a PhD from Rutgers University.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6–7:00 pm ET
Discover the Beautiful Bounty of Post-Antique Latin
Presenter: Terence O. Tunberg, Professor, The University of Kentucky
Recognized internationally for his expertise and scholarship in medieval and Neo-Latin, Professor Tunberg will share his passion for post-antique Latin in this webinar. Tunberg will discuss representative examples of this beautiful bounty—twice as much Latin published in the post-antique period as during the Roman era—noting that many authors emulated the style of their Roman predecessors.
Terence Owen Tunberg is a professor in the Department of Classical Languages and teaches in the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky. Tunberg received a BA and MA in classics from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Toronto.
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National Greek Exam
deadline: January 19, 2019
regular* administration: February 25–March 3, 2019
About the National Mythology Exam
deadline: January 20, 2019
administration: February 18–March 1, 2019
National Latin Exam
deadline: January 22, 2019
regular* administration: March 11–15, 2019
National Roman Civilization Exam
deadline: February 2, 2019
administration: February 7–March 9, 2019
National Latin Vocabulary
deadline: February 2, 2019+
administration: February 7–March 9, 2019+
Harry de Forest Smith Greek Translation Contest
registration: late November 2018
administration: February 8, 2019
The Exploratory Latin Exam - ELE
deadline: March 1, 2019
administration: October 1, 2018–April 1, 2019
Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest
deadline: March 15, 2019 postmark
*Check online for early administration dates.
+Based on 2018 dates.