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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
eLitterae No. 170 December 2019
Donald Sprague, Executive Editor
In this issue:
Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2020
Bolchazy-Carducci eBooks
ROMA 2020
B-C Roman Calendar
Links of Interest
Editor’s Note
Tech Tip
Report on the 2019 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
Teaching Tips & Resources
Classics Tidbits
Classics Exam Deadlines
Lumina: Released to Great Acclaim!
eLitterae Subscribers Special Discount
Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2020
SCS/AIA—Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America
2020 Annual Meeting

January 2–5, 2020
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
Representatives: Bridget Dean and Donald Sprague

CANE—Classical Association of New England
March 13–14, 2020
Trinity College
Hartford, CT
Representative: Donald Sprague

CAMWS—Classical Association of the Middle West and South
116th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South

March 25–28, 2020
Hyatt Regency Birmingham--The Wynfrey Hotel 
Birmingham, Alabama
at the invitation of Samford University
Representatives: Donald Sprague and Amelia Wallace

The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 7–10, 2020

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
Representatives: Adam Velez and Laurel Draper

ACL—The American Classical League
72nd Annual Institute

June 25–27, 2020
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Representatives: Laurel Draper and Donald Sprague
NJCL—National Junior Classical League
Annual Convention
July 24–29, 2020
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Representatives: Donald Sprague and Amelia Wallace
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to provide complimentary webinars on a variety of subjects, especially pedagogical, of interest to classicists. Some webinars are geared to the Latin for the New Millennium program and to topics generated by the AP* Latin curriculum.
Read eLitterae or follow us on Facebook  and Twitter for the announcement of our winter/spring series of free webinars.

Please note: The Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Webinar Program is intended to be a live interactive endeavor in which presenter and attendees ask questions, make comments, seek clarification, share examples, etc. Thus, by design and in order to protect the presenter’s intellectual property, B-C does not make recordings available to non-attendees. B-C encourages those interested in a given topic or presenter to plan to attend the live webinar.

If you have suggestions for webinars, please contact Don Sprague.

What Equipment Do I Need for B-C Webinars?
To participate in Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 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.
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.
You can read eBooks on a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, or a variety of eReaders. Review the eBook providers specifications.
ROMA 2020
Registration is OPEN! Reserve your space for this special program NOW!
To celebrate the American Classical League Centennial, ACL is pleased to sponsor
ROMA2020—Rome through the Ages, a customized study tour of Rome and neighboring sites and an optional "after party" tour to Campania.

ACL Technology Chair Cindy Caltagirone joins forces with B-C editor Don Sprague as leaders for the tour. Together they bring decades of experience leading study tours and especially tours of Rome.

The Rome portion is scheduled to begin July 6 and run through July 16. Those choosing the optional tour (July 16–21) to Campania will spend four nights in Sorrento and a final night in Rome.

So, plan to join us for ROMA2020-ACL100.
B-C Roman Calendar
Image of 2018-2019 Roman Calendar
The 2019-2020 Roman Calendar has been mailed. It is also available as a download.  If you would like to be included in the 2020-2021 Roman Calendar mailing please submit your request.
The 2019–2020 Roman Calendar features twelve mythical monsters from the 2019 edition of Martia Dementia, Bolchazy-Carducci’s annual spring bracket tournament. Be sure to follow the B-C blog for monthly teaching suggestions about the featured monster.
Links of Interest
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Editor’s Note
It’s the Roman feast of Saturnalia as I pen this holiday message. And the Winter Solstice is just days away. Plunged into that long day of darkness, it’s no wonder there’s so many religious celebrations at this time of year.
May the holiday season bring you cheer. May the holiday break bring you deserved rest and relaxation. May the New Year bring you much joy, good health, and the special satisfaction that comes from being an educator and touching the hearts and minds of your students.
All of us at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers wish you and your families, your students and their families, a happy holiday season.
Don Sprague
Tech Tip
Bolchazy-Carducci’s Lumina digital platform now has courses available for their Latin for the New Millennium series. The interactive program developed for Level 1 and Level 2 textbooks is available through individual or classroom subscriptions. For each chapter of both textbooks, students can access numerous additional practice activities. A very comprehensive and thorough set of activities for reading comprehension, each of the language facts, and the vocabulary to learn helps students monitor their understanding. I really like that the activities offer a variety of types of questions and ways for students to practice. There are multiple choice, true-false, matching, fill in, crosswords, and drag and drop style activities.
Bolchazy-Carducci has done a great service to teachers in creating these digital practice activities for students. It is exceedingly time consuming for teachers to create these kinds of activities on their own. It is particularly challenging to set up all the possible correct answers. B-C’s developers of Lumina have done an excellent job with this. The activities function well and students can get immediate feedback on their efforts. Teachers have choices about how many attempts to allow students as well as how to score the student work. As a result, the activities are an excellent resource for formative feedback for both teachers and students. Additionally, it is very straightforward for teachers to share the activities with their students. If the teacher uses a learning management system (LMS) that is LTI link compatible, she can embed specific activities into the course page. Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle are all LTI link compatible platforms. Sharing activities using this method enables grades to go directly into the LMS gradebook if desired. This is another great time saver for teachers. If the teacher does not use an LMS, Bolchazy-Carducci has built a Moodle site that students and teachers can use to access the activities. To learn more, visit Bolchazy-Carducci’s website
Lynne West
Sunodia Educational Consulting
Report on the 2019 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
Classicists and thousands of their second language teacher colleagues marched on Washington for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) annual convention held at the cavernous maze of the Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital. Many attendees, like American Classical League (ACL) Executive Director Sherwin Little, had arrived early to visit Capitol Hill to advocate for language policies with legislators.
Editor Don Sprague staffed the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers booth, located next to the ACL booth and National Latin Exam and National Junior Classical League colleagues. The three-booth block provided “one stop consulting and shopping” for Latin teachers. The only booth dedicated solely to classics books, B-C displayed the largest selection of Latin and Greek titles at the gathering.
Latin teacher presence at ACTFL continues to grow and many of the attendees stopped by the B-C booth. Popular items included the “I Am Reading Latin Stories” series like Octavus Octopus and B-C’s collection of buttons bearing famous Latin and Greek quotes. This year’s new titles—William Sanders Scarborough’s First Lessons in Greek, They Said It First: The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and The Latin of Science—attracted attention as well.
Don enjoyed chatting with his teacher colleagues and helping world language teachers and department chairs pick out an appropriate gift to bring back to school for their Latin teacher colleagues who were unable to attend. He was also eager to discuss the pedagogy of Latin for the New Millennium and its fusion of the reading method and the more traditional grammar/translation approach.
A highlight of ACTFL each year is the American Classical League reception and the opportunity to share a nosh, a libation, and most importantly conversation with classicist colleagues. Some sixty Latin teachers assembled this year at the Marriott Marquis for this special event. Kudos to ACL for sponsoring this gathering! A highlight of ACL leader remarks was the announcement of the success of the Centennial Campaign. Consider a holiday donation to this most worthy cause.
If you’ve never attended an ACTFL convention, consider joining us next November in beautiful San Antonio. The program offers a healthy menu of Latin-oriented presentations and a myriad of presentations about second language learning acquisition, best practices, and smart pedagogy.
Congratulations to Lesley Morse of Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte, NC, who won B-C’s book drawing at ACTFL 2019. Magistra Morse
The Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers booth with its corner location offered representative examples of the company’s 400+ titles.
American Classical League Executive Director Sherwin Little listens carefully to ACL President Mary Pendergraft’s remarks at the
ACTFL reception. Pendergraft was especially pleased to
announce the launch of ACL’s new mentoring program.
Teaching Tips & Resources
► Matters Literary and Etymological
• The rhetoric of the tricolon.
• The comma queen reflects on quid pro quo and other Latin in English today.
• Whence the term “gubernatorial”?
• Latin dictionary 125 years in process.
• Talented Elizabeth I is identified as translator of Tacitus.
► The Post-Antique Latin World

• Illuminated manuscripts now online: a treasure trove for class discoveries.
• New discovery in Ethiopia rewrites history of Christianity in Africa.
Res Hellenicae
• Ancient trade was no monkey business.
• Gold-lined tombs reveal trade links.
Res Romanae

• This discovery is no yolk.
• How the Romans celebrated Saturnalia.
• A fishy find, indeed!
• Timber in Roman villa provides insight into trade.
• Leda and Swan fresco open to Pompeii visitors.
• Pompeii’s social media.
• Romans loved their garbage-strewn floors.
Res Aegyptiacae

• Yes, they were cone heads.
• Vast burial ground from Roman Egypt discovered.
► Smart Pedagogy

• Reflections on purposeful translation.
► Classics Reception

Working-class Britons and the classics.
Classics Tidbits
The Philadelphia Classical Society held its Fall Professional Day on November 24. The registration table staffed by Meghan Quinn, their Secretary-Treasurer-in-training, welcomed 35 teachers to the gathering. Mary Brown, Executive Director of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, generously shared copies of the Bolchazy-Carducci CAAS conference order form with her Philadelphia colleagues.

Theseus and the Minotaur on sixth-century black-figure pottery.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The Minotaur and the legendary Cretan labyrinth
inspire this piece from The Onion.

As his senior year report card shows, Johnny Cash took Latin and perhaps was a member of the Latin Honors Society (the annotation by the Latin grade listing). Dean Nicastro, who taught editor Don Sprague Greek
at Boston College High School, shared this photo from the
Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville.

The Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church with its 1872 classical façade, located opposite the Marriott Marquis and kitty-corner to the Washington Convention Center, greeted ACTFL attendees.
The congregation was founded in 1850 and the
church was restored in 2008.
Classics Exam Deadlines
National Greek Exam

deadline: January 17, 2020
administration: February 24–March 6, 2020

  About the National Mythology Exam

deadline: January 15, 2020
administration: February 17–March 1, 2020

  National Latin Exam
deadline: January 21, 2020
administration: February 24–March 13, 2020

  National Roman Civilization Exam

deadline: January 31, 2020
administration: February 10–March 13, 2020

  National Latin Vocabulary

deadline: January 31, 2020
administration: February 10–March 13, 2020

  The Exploratory Latin Exam - ELE

deadline: March 2, 2020
administration: January 1–April 1, 2020

  Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest

“Hindsight in 2020” 
deadline: March 15, 2020 postmark

Lumina: Released to Great Acclaim!
Lumina: Online Guided Practice to Accompany LNM
Lumina online content offers new resources to support LNM, Levels 1 and 2. The interactive guided Language Fact sections provide immediate feedback to students as they preview or review each chapter of Latin for the New Millennium Level 1 or Level 2. Mouse-over vocabulary lists allow a new format for vocabulary mastery. Infinitely replayable crossword puzzles engage students in derivative work. Automatically graded quizzes free up student-teacher interaction time for translation, oral/aural work, discussion, and other learning activities. For a brief overview of the program, check out this video.
Visit our website product pages for information.
Lumina: Latin for the New Millennium Level 1
Classroom Option
Individual User Option

Lumina: Latin for the New Millennium Level 2
Classroom Option
Individual User Option
Artes Latinae: A Self-Teaching,
Self-Paced Interactive Latin Program
Lumina offers a revamped Artes Latinae. This fully interactive online program teaches all of Latin grammar in two courses. Purchase the program at a special discounted price of 25% off! For a brief overview of the program, check out this video.
Visit our website product pages for information.
Lumina: Artes Latinae Level 1
Lumina: Artes Latinae Level 2
Based on the program developed by Dr. Waldo E. Sweet of the University of Michigan for Encyclopedia Britannica, Lumina: Artes Latinae is an easy-to-follow course that includes all the tools a student needs to achieve a firm command of Latin. The course was carefully crafted and refined to suit the needs and abilities of a broad spectrum of students. Lumina: Artes Latinae meets existing foreign language requirements for high school graduation.
Contact us for an individual consultation on either program:
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