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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
eLitterae No. 171 January 2020
Donald Sprague, Executive Editor
In this issue:
Book Buzz
Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2020
Bolchazy-Carducci eBooks
ROMA 2020
B-C Roman Calendar
Links of Interest
Editor’s Note
Tech Tip
Society of Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America Joint Meeting
Teaching Tips & Resources
Classics Tidbits
2020 Winter/Spring Webinars
Classics Exam Deadlines
Lumina: Released to Great Acclaim!
eLitterae Subscribers Special Discount
Book Buzz
CANE Review

Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2020
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 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 7–10, 2020

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
Representatives: Donald Sprague

ACL—The American Classical League
72nd Annual Institute

June 25–27, 2020
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Representatives: Bridget Dean 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
Reserve NOW! Spaces are filling fast!
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.
Check out January’s monster—the griffin!
Links of Interest
Preview Bolchazy-Carducci Titles
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Editor’s Note
Dear Colleagues,
All of us at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers welcome you to the New Year and the new decade. May the critical work you do as teachers bring you great satisfaction. May your students enjoy their studies and meet their goals.
B-C President Bridget Dean and I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with colleagues, friends, and patrons at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America in our nation’s capital at the start of the month. May the energy and sharing of that meeting inspire the semester before us.
We are pleased to have Professor Timothy Joseph of the College of the Holy Cross join us next month for a B-C webinar presentation on February 11, running 5:00 to 6:00 pm Central Time. Joseph’s webinar is titled “Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Living Tradition of Greek and Roman Texts.” Joseph’s talk will kick off the semester webinar schedule.
May I encourage you to take advantage of this month’s special discount? We believe William Sanders Scarborough’s First Lessons in Greek: A Facsimile of the 1881 First Edition merits a place in every classics classroom’s resource collection.
Lastly, at the risk of being accused of self-promotion, may I call your attention to the ROMA2020 Tour, an American Classical League centennial celebration special activity. Seats are filling fast, register now! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Tour co-leader Cindy Caltagirone and I met over the holidays to discuss the tour. We are very excited with such recent developments as the scheduled reopening of the Mausoleum of Augustus and the display of sculpture from the renowned Torlonia Family collection. Do join the tour!
Spring semester often brings reflections on textbook and other classroom needs. Please be reminded that your colleagues at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers are available to chat with you one-on-one. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me at If you want to learn more about Lumina for Artes Latinae or Lumina for Latin for the New Millennium, President Bridget Dean is always eager to do a one-on-one demonstration with you—
With all good wishes for the new semester and the New Year,
Don Sprague
Tech Tip


Quizizz is a free online tool that allows one to create multiple choice or true/false assessments. These are great formative assessment activities and provide immediate feedback to both the teacher and the student. The creation process is straightforward. You can start from scratch and write your own questions, import questions from existing “quizizz” activities, or upload a spreadsheet of questions. Quizizz offers a helpful template and instructions for the spreadsheet upload option. In addition to typing out questions, teachers can add an image or even a 10-second audio clip to the question. Answer choices can also contain images—this is a nice feature.
When you’ve finished creating the activity, you can play it with students in a few different ways. The activity can be assigned as homework with a due date and accessed via a link. Quizizz offers seamless integration with Google Classroom and many other LMS programs. Alternatively, you can use the activity live in the classroom with students working individually or in teams. In both the live and homework modes, gamification features make the activities fun. For example, there is always a leaderboard and students are rewarded with “power-ups” periodically. At the conclusion of the activity, the teacher has access to a clear and thorough report on student performance. Give it a try at
Lynne West
Sunodia Educational Consulting
Society of Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America Joint Meeting

The Washington Marriott Marquis in the District’s mid-city neighborhood drew some 2,500 classicists to the annual meeting of the Society of Classical Studies (SCS) and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The program kicked off Thursday afternoon January 2nd and over the course of four days offered eighty-eight sessions devoted to SCS presentations and a parallel eighty-eight for archaeologists. From pedagogy to “white fragility” to “tessellated perspectives” and “monumental expressions of political identities,” presentations provided something for everyone.
Bridget Dean, PhD, president, and Don Sprague, editor, represented Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers at the meeting. A steady flow of folks stopping by booth 514–516—conveniently located by the poster board presentations and the round table area—kept Bridget and Don busy. They also enjoyed chatting with neighbors Anne and Tom Sienkewicz, who staffed the Classical Association of the Middle West (CAMWS) booth.
B-C Booth at AIA-SCS
Editor Don Sprague guards the many treasures available
at the B-C exhibit at the AIA-SCS meeting.
The annual meeting provides an opportunity not only to display B-C’s titles but also for B-C’s representatives to speak one-on-one with instructors interested in a given title, to catch up with classicist friends, and to connect with B-C authors like BC Latin Reader authors Mary Jaeger and Victoria Pagán. For Bridget, the meeting is a special time to “reunion” with classmates with whom she pursued her doctorate at The Ohio State University.
The four days of exhibiting proved simultaneously draining, energizing, and inspiring. As B-C author (Why Vergil), former executive vice-president at Rockford University, and current associate professor of classical studies, Stephanie Quinn noted, “the profession is at an exciting point in its evolution and in a position so much better than when I was in graduate school.”
Drawing Winner
Congratulations to Chelsea Gardner, History and Classics Faculty at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia! She won three recent B-C titles:
Teaching Tips & Resources
Res Hellenicae
• Color those sculptures bright.
Res Romanae

• Headed to Rome? Check out the fabulous Torlonia sculpture collection!
• Mausoleum of Augustus reopens.
• Graves reveal high status Romans in Britain.
• Pompeii reveals Roman surveying technology.
• This YouTube piece makes Roman history more understandable.
• Trade between Roman Empire and India.
• A plethora of amphorae!
• The ketchup of the Romans.
Planet Money discusses the Roman financial crisis of AD 33.
Res Aegyptiacae

• Beautiful gemstone has celestial history.
• Is Egyptian guide to the Underworld the world’s oldest illustrated book?
► Classics Reception

• The glories of Latin chant.
Dine like the last Pompeiians.
► Social Justice

• Examining myth from the victims’ perspective.
• Fascist gift to Cincinnati reexamined.

• Check out the Society of Classical Studies blog on women in the classics.
► Et Cetera

Persian culture—a teachable moment.
Oldest story ever told?
• Another great reason for visiting museums.
Classics Tidbits
Lingua Ignota
Lingua Ignota performs at the Roadburn Festival, April 2019.
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons 4.0.
Lingua Ignota released its Caligula album in summer 2019.
2020 Winter/Spring Webinars
We are yet in the process of finalizing the roster of webinars for the winter/spring. We look forward to welcoming you to another round of complimentary professional development webinars. Attendees receive a certificate acknowledging their professional development participation. We’ll have the full schedule of webinars in the later months wrapped up soon.
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Living Tradition of Greek and Roman Texts
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Presenter: Timothy Joseph, Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross
Professor Joseph will share his recent research on the classical influence on the United States. His webinar will discuss the influence of the classics on Martin Luther King, Jr., as demonstrated in the civil rights leader’s speeches and writing.
Timothy Joseph graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a BA in Classics and then taught Latin at Cresskill Junior-Senior High School in New Jersey from 1998 to 2001. He went on to earn a PhD in Classical Philology from Harvard University in 2007. He joined the classics department at Holy Cross in 2006. He has served as department chair and as director of the Classical Association of New England’s Summer Institute at Brown University.
Joseph’s research concentrates on Latin historiography and epic poetry. He has published the book Tacitus the Epic Successor (Brill, 2012) and has contributed “Tacitus and Epic” to A Companion to Tacitus (Blackwell, 2012), “Cornelius Tacitus: Annals” to The Literary Encyclopedia (2013), and “Caesar in Vergil and Lucan” to The Cambridge Companion to the Writings of Julius Caesar (Cambridge, 2017).
An Overview of Technology Useful in the Latin Classroom
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Presenter: Lynne West, eLitterae contributor and founder Sunodia Educational Consulting
Teachers have enjoyed reading West’s regular “Tech Tip” contributions to eLitterae, Bolchazy-Carducci’s monthly eNewsletter. Her 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. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of both the role that technology can play in the Latin classroom and how to integrate it effectively.
Lynne West is recognized internationally for her passion for teaching and supporting teachers. A veteran educator with over fifteen years of experience in both teaching and teacher leadership in K-12 schools, West employs her strong foundation in backward curricular planning and cooperative learning to design creative and engaging lessons. She has especially enjoyed developing lessons that incorporate technology in a meaningful way. She loves helping teachers see the many ways that technology can benefit students.
West earned her teaching credential from Santa Clara University, her master’s from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her bachelor’s from the University of California at Los Angeles.
She taught Latin and served as both world languages department chair and a curriculum specialist at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, CA. Inspired by her work with Jesuit high school educators from across the country in the Ignatian Leadership Seminar program, West cofounded the Jesuit Latin Network and hosted the first biennial Jesuit Latin Colloquium in 2011. West founded Sunodia Educational Consulting to share her passion for teaching with her fellow educators by providing creative, tailored, and patient professional development services.
Classics Exam Deadlines
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:
eLitterae Subscribers Special Discount
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First Lessons in Greek
William Sanders Scarborough’s First Lessons in Greek:
A Facsimile of the 1881 First Edition

Foreword: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.
Introduction: Michele Valerie Ronnick

xiv + 187 pages, ISBN: 978-0-86516-863-3 $24.00 $14.40
This offer is valid for up to five (5) copies per title, prepaid, no returns.
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This offer expires 02/20/20.
Enter coupon code eLit0120 on the payment page.
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