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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
eLitterae No. 199 June 2022
Donald Sprague, Executive Editor
In this issue:
In Memoriam
Black Classicists Photo Exhibit Journeys to the UK
B-C's Special Distance Learning Content with Complimentary Materials
Bolchazy-Carducci eBooks
B-C Roman Calendar
Links of Interest
Editor’s Note
Tech Tip: Four Tech Tools for Ending the Year
Students proclaim Lumina excellent prep for the MCQs on the AP Latin Exam!
Classics Tidbits
Teaching Tips & Resources
2022 Classics Conferences and Meetings
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The Gospel of St. John is made accessible to all with this student reader by Norbert H. O. Duckwitz, a perfect complement to his well-loved commentaries for the Gospel of St. Mark and the Gospel of St. Matthew.
Level 1 student text, workbook, and teacher’s manuals!
In Memoriam
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers joins the classics community in mourning the loss of University of Colorado Professor Emerita Joy K. King (1926–2022). A pioneering woman classicist, King served as co-chair of the Women’s Classical Caucus and as president of CAMWS. Bolchazy-Carducci was honored to publish Woman’s Power, Man’s Game: Essays on Classical Antiquity in Honor of Joy K. King (1993), edited by Mary DeForest. Check out this interview with King from three years ago.
Black Classicists Photo Exhibit Journeys to the UK
For the first time, thanks to a grant from the Loeb Library and the advocacy of its creator and curator Michele Valerie Ronnick, the photo exhibit of fourteen black classicists is on tour outside the United States.
B-C's Special Distance Learning Content with Complimentary Materials
In response to school closures due to COVID-19, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is making a variety of materials available to the classics community in order to ease the transition to distance learning. Please see our new Distance Learning page to freely access downloadable packets of fair use excerpts from our books as well as some fun mythology-related activities.
Celebrating a Decade of Complimentary Professional Development
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, Chegg, RedShelf, 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.
B-C Roman Calendar
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Editor’s Note
Whew! The summer break has arrived for some and is getting closer for others! You have certainly earned a period for relaxation, rejuvenation, and restoration. Your work as teachers, arguably the most important role after parenting, is unfortunately far too unheralded and misunderstood. Your care for your students and their welfare—both personal and academic—is praiseworthy. Take the summer break as a time to give yourself some very necessary self-care! Two photos in this month’s Classics Tidbits provide some Horatian advice for your summer break.
For your summer reading pleasure, we offer a 50% discount on all four of Benita Kane Jaro’s historical novels. A great way to immerse yourself in the worlds of Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, and Ovid!
It was edifying to learn from students who took this year’s AP Latin Exam how well B-C’s LUMINA: Caesar and Vergil Selections had helped prepare them for both the free-response and the multiple choice questions. Patrick Yaggy has constructed an excellent AP Latin learning resource and B-C is pleased to have priced it to be student- and school-friendly.
With the American Classical League’s Diamond Jubilee Institute later this month at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, I will finally, after more than two years, be attending a classics conference in person! For me a far more preferable celebration than any other Diamond Jubilee this year. If you’ll be there, stop by the Bolchazy-Carducci exhibit and say hello to Bridget Dean, our president, and me. In July, come by our booth at the National Junior League Convention at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and say hello to Amelia Wallace and me. Be sure to let your NJCL students know that they are welcome to visit the NJCL Learning Materials Exhibit Hall and take advantage of our special convention discount.

Best wishes for a wonderful summer. Enjoy and take care of yourselves!
All best,
Don Sprague
Executive Editor
Our next issue will be out in August to kick off the new school year.
Tech Tip: Four Tech Tools for Ending the Year
The end of the academic year often calls for student projects, review, and reflection. For this column, I am revisiting four tech tools that lend themselves particularly well to these end-of-year activities.
On the project front, Google Arts and Culture is a wonderful resource for student exploration of art and archaeology. It is a searchable online collection of very high-quality images of art from museums and sites worldwide. Through its partnerships with so many fantastic museums, Google Arts and Culture 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, just to name a few. Students can search for works that relate to a particular theme, historical period, or style. Think about pairing students up to take a virtual field trip and share their learning with the rest of the class.
Visit to get started.
When students are presenting their learning to the class, it’s important to find ways to keep the audience engaged and active. Jamboard can help us out with this. It is a virtual whiteboard on which the user can type, add images, paste sticky notes, and use a pen tool which is especially great on tablets. The teacher can create a jamboard with a separate whiteboard slide for each presentation and share it with the class via a link. At the conclusion of the presentation, the teacher asks students to go to the appropriate slide and give some feedback. I really like the 3-2-1 technique. I might ask students to write 3 things they thought were interesting, 2 pieces of praise, and 1 question.
To get started go to
When it comes time for a fun review session, GooseChase is my go-to. On the GooseChase web platform, the teacher creates tasks for the students to complete in the form of a scavenger hunt. Choose from four different types of tasks: photo missions, video missions, text-based missions, and GPS missions. I recommend using a combination of all four types to keep interest high. Students can take pictures of vocabulary they’ve studied, translate clues and “check in,” and create a video explaining or demonstrating their understanding of a concept or theme. Each mission yields students points. On review day, the students need the app on one device per team. The teacher assigns students to teams, sets the time limit, and hits the start button on the GooseChase online platform. It’s fun and high energy.
To learn more, visit
My last recommendation is to build reflection into the end of the year. Reflection is such a great way to help our students see the progress they’ve made and the areas in which they need to continue to grow. Bulb is an online portfolio tool that offers a simple way for students to share their work and reflections with their teacher, their peers, and their family. You might consider telling students to pick the three pieces of work that best demonstrate their growth. In Bulb, the student can insert the original piece of work accompanied by a written explanation of why they chose to include it. Bulb has a simple and clear interface that makes it easy for the teacher to add comments and feedback.
Go to to take a look.
Students proclaim Lumina excellent prep for the MCQs on the AP Latin Exam!
Available to accompany AP Latin Caesar and Vergil Selections—a splendid tool for AP* Exam review!
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is thrilled with the very positive response from students and instructors alike about this Lumina content: online exercises to accompany the Caesar and Vergil selections on the AP Latin syllabus! With its comprehensive, completely original content, Lumina: Caesar and Vergil Selections is a perfect complement to Bolchazy-Carducci's print and eBook resources for AP Latin. Better yet, Lumina: Caesar and Vergil Selections works on any internet-enabled device!

• Hundreds of automatically-graded multiple choice questions promote close reading of all syllabus selections and provide students with immediate feedback

• Veteran AP Latin teacher Patrick Yaggy has carefully constructed Lumina to model the formatting, terminology, and question-type frequency of the AP Latin exam.

• Multiple choice questions cover every single line of Caesar and Vergil in the AP Latin syllabus.

• Copious AP-style free response questions ensure that students develop the necessary skills to thoroughly analyze and respond to all passages on the syllabus

• Thorough practice exams prepare students for the format of the AP Latin exam

• Vocabulary and figures of speech flashcards allow for additional review.

The current version reflects additions and revisions, as well as some corrections, made in response to student and teacher feedback.

An ideal learning tool, for online or in person classes, that provides exceptional AP Exam prep!

To learn more, visit the Lumina: Caesar and Vergil Selections product page and watch the overview video.
Contact to schedule an online demonstration.

NB: B-C has also developed Lumina for Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1 and Level 2 and for the online self-learning program Artes Latinae, Level 1 and Level 2.
Classics Tidbits
Horatian advice for your summer vacation.
Finds from Big Lots and Dollar Tree respectively.

You gotta love the word play in the title of Gonda Van Steen’s latest book on Greek adoptees sent to the USA between 1949 and 1962—Adoption, Memory, and Cold War: Kid pro quo?

The Ancient Romans are just like us!

Myth and misogynoir—the story behind the naming of Cassandra Press. Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo by Hoi Ning Ngai, Bates College Office of Purposeful Work.

Neptune’s Laundromat in East Boston, MA, and northern Italian restaurant Solo Italiano in Portland, ME, pay tribute to Neptune, ruler of the seas.

Does he play the fiddle here? Kilkenny, Ireland.

Astra Coffee Roasters, a new coffee shop in Highland Park. Photo by Amelia Wallace.
Teaching Tips & Resources
► Social Justice
• Check out Lupercal—dedicated to closing the gender gap in Latin studies.

• Smithsonian adopts ethical collecting policy.

• Greece and the UK discuss the Elgin Marbles.

• Greeks rebuke British “marbles in rubble” claim.

• Chicago’s Field Museum confronts its insensitivity toward Native Americans.
Chicago’s neoclassical Field Museum of Natural History.
Photo by Joe Ravi, Wikimedia Commons,
Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0.

• Genocide of the Pontic Greeks.

• Scientists confirm indigenous Heiltsuk people’s claims to the remote Triquet Island in Canada.
► Res Ucrainae
• Saving Ukraine’s sacred art.
• Ukrainian soldiers uncover ancient urns.
► Res Romanae
• The Coliseum’s Christian past.

• The black rat colonized Roman Europe.

• All roads lead to Rome.

• Merging Roman roads network and Google Maps!
Network of Roman roads outlined in red. Creative Commons 4.0.

• 134 settlements discovered north of Hadrian’s Wall.

• Was Roman statue of the “perfect” man stolen?

• Roman sculptures turns up at Goodwill.

• Underground city served as refuge for early Christians?

• DNA of Pompeiian man encased in ash.

• Caracalla killed his family off one by one.

• Caesar liked Rome’s Viagra!
Res Hellenicae
• Myths of the man who “discovered” Troy.

• Greek phrases to learn.

• Greek “yearbooktablet.

Elite education in ancient Athens.

• Did the Amazons really exist?
Res Aegypticae
• New discovery of colorful sarcophagi in Saqqara.

• The unsung Egyptians of King Tut’s tomb. Oxford exhibit provides photographic documentation.
Howard Carter opens King Tut’s sarcophagus. One of Carter’s “water boys”
discovered the stairs leading down to this inner chamber.
New York Times photo archives, public domain.

• Elite tomb yields complete set of grave goods.

• Cleopatra’s favorite perfume recreated.

• Tomb of man who handled pharaoh’s “secret documents” uncovered.

• Making the olive oil of the ancient Egyptians.

Vulture-like Egyptian goddesses.
Res Aliae
• Spain’s ancient water network threatened.

• Industrial wool and textile manufacture in Bronze Age Italy.

• Hellenistic farmstead found in Galilee.

• Farmer digs up 4,500-year-old goddess sculpture.

• Keeping Timbuktu in mind via postcards.
Reconstruction of the Ben Essayouti Library, Timbuktu
World Heritage Site. Photo courtesy of UNESCO.

• 4,800-year-old stone circle uncovered in England.

• Islamic art’s influence on Cartier.

• Wyoming quarry—North America’s oldest mine?

• Can Chilean mummies—the world’s oldest—survive?

• Women who ran Genghis Khan’s empire.

• Poop provides clue to those who built Stonehenge.

• Maine’s Viking penny.

• Submerged cave packed with Paleolithic art is reconstructed.

• Artists have painted Spanish cave for 58,000 years.

• Lost cities of the Amazon reveal early urbanism.

• Construction bares massive Aztec dwelling.

• Corn god statue documents Mayan worship of maize.

• Looted Mayan temple to be restored.

• Construction crew unearths 1,400-year-old ruins of Mayan city.

• Drought reveals 3,400-year-old city in the Tigris River.

• Rock art found in Turkey depicts divine procession.

• Hidden passages discovered beneath Peruvian temple.

• Giant sinkhole hosts ancient forest still growing inside it.
2022 Classics Conferences and Meetings
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to be exhibiting in-person or virtually at these conferences of the new academic year.
ACL—American Classical League
Diamond Jubilee Institute
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
June 24–26, 2022
B-C Representatives: Bridget Dean and Donald Sprague
B-C Author Presentations:
Pre-Recorded Sessions (on demand June 24–July 31)
“Classical and Native American Arts Compared” (60 mins)
Rose Williams, author, coauthor, Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader, A Caesar Workbook; author, A Beginning Latin Christian Reader: De Bonis Cogitationibus, I am Reading Latin Stories: Set of Four Books, Julius Caesar: Master of Surprise, and Vergil for Beginners: A Dual Approach to Early Vergil Study among others.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Session 1: 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
“Exploring Equity: Facing the Erasure of Black Classicists in America; Highlighting Their Role in Educational Equity” (Live and Zoom) panelist: Michele Valerie Ronnick, introduction for William Sanders Scarborough’s First Lessons in Greek: A Facsimile of the 1881 First Edition
Session 7: 4:15 pm –5:15 pm
Round Table: “Revising the Standards for Latin Teacher Preparation” (Live and Virtual) Ronnie Ancona, author, Horace: Selected Odes and Satire 1.9, Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader, and Writing Passion Plus and coauthor, A Horace Workbook, Horace: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader and Cynthia White, consultant for Latin for the New Millennium
Saturday, June 24, 2022
Session 10: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
“Tales from the TAT” Marianthe Colakis, author, Lectiones Memorabiles Volume V (forthcoming), Volume III, and Volume I; coauthor, Classical Mythology and More and Excelability in Advanced Latin
NJCL—National Junior Classical League
2022 NJCL Convention
University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
July 24–29, 2022
B-C Representatives: Donald Sprague and Amelia Wallace
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