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As you begin the new school year, know that all of us at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers are sending you much positive energy and all good wishes for a terrific year!
When I read Bob Patrick’s Facebook post reflecting on his retirement and sharing two very meaningful points for teachers returning to school, I immediately thought his remarks would be so very appropriate for our back to school issue’s Teaching Tip. Do be sure to read and heed my friend Bob’s insightful advice.
This summer saw the return to in-person gatherings for both the American Classical League with its Diamond Jubilee Institute hosted by the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, in June and the 2022 National Junior Classical Convention held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in July. Enjoy the reflections on these two events and the gallery of photos.
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers president Bridget Dean catches
up with B-C author and editor for the BC Latin Reader Series,
Ronnie Ancona, at the American Classical League Institute.
We look forward to your joining us for our complimentary professional development program of webinars this year. It’s our twelfth(!) year providing this special opportunity. We are still finalizing the roster. Watch our social postings for announcements.
Enjoy the new year. Deo volente, it will be a normal (as much as any year is “normal”) full year in person in the classroom.
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Wow! Did you notice above? This is the 200th issue of eLitterae!
It's hard to believe, but some of you actually go back to work for the 2022–23 school year tomorrow (July 25). That's the schedule for Gwinnett County Public Schools, from which I just retired in May, so for the first time in forty years (thirty-two of which were in teaching), I am not going to bed early tonight so that I can be at work before 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. I have a couple of thoughts to share. For what it's worth, I don't think that what a retired teacher has to say carries weight for long. That's as it should be. What we've learned and insights we have will always be ours to share, but the reality of the classroom is ALWAYS changing, and I will have less and less to say about that pretty quickly.
Whenever you go back to work, you will be facing changes. The pandemic, which is still not over, has created such huge ripples in the edu-verse that school systems are scrambling to do better. Whether they actually do better is another question. Add to that the deep disturbances created by the waves of fear and anger generated by political interest groups, and the result is going to be that you face many changes in your school settings. You just will, and no amount of internal angst or anger or push back will change that.
I wish two things for you as you go back to this important work called education.
- Give as little energy to the changes as possible. Look behind the changes and see that pretty much everything you've always done that is worth doing (key qualifier there) is still in place or you will find a way to keep it in place. There are few new things, truly new things, that so radically change educational spaces that will not allow you to do good, helpful, work. So, while the changes will be upsetting, breathe. Breathe the upset away and let it go. Just get through the meetings, and let it go. You owe it to yourselves primarily, to your loves, and to the students you teach not to give away all your energy to anger and upset over changes. Breathe. A lot.
- On your way to work each day, find your heart. Your literal heart. The thing beating in your chest. Feel it thumping. And then find the heart within your heart, that energy that moved you to teach in the first place some time ago, and welcome it aboard again. I am wishing this for you because along the way today, or next week or deep into December, somewhere there is the kiddo who will actually survive because they ran into your heart. It has nothing to do with what you teach, curriculum calendars, learning objectives or any new program you are asked to promote (see # 1 above). It's about your heart making space for some student who is lost. Just tuning to your heart each day will create that lifesaving collision. You may or may not ever know that along this way, you made a difference like that for a particular student. But, you did. YOU DID.
And when the day is over, leave school. Don't work extra or over time. It will all still be here the next day, waiting for you. Know that you made that difference, and go back home to yourself and your loves. Eat some good food. Go to bed early.
If you are still in this education thing, please know. We need you. We need what you do. And whether it's fair or not, in many respects, the balance of any sanity left in our nation depends on these simple but powerful things you do as a teacher. I love you all, and I am so grateful for what you are about to start doing, again, this year.
Robert Patrick, PhD.
Previously published as a Facebook post in Latin Best Practices: The Next Generation in Comprehensible Input on July 24, 2022.
About Robert Patrick
Dr. Robert Patrick taught Latin and Greek for thirty-two years in Alabama and Georgia. He served as the Foreign Language department chair for Parkview High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia. In his fifteen years at Parkview, he helped build and grow the Latin program known for its success with retention and the use of Comprehensible Input. Dr. Patrick has served as an adjunct professor at both the University of Georgia and Georgia State University.
Dr. Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Greek and Hebrew from Oral Roberts University, a Masters of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Latin and Roman Studies from the University of Florida.
Dr. Patrick has been the recipient of multiple awards including Teacher of the Year at Parkview High School in 2009, Latin Teacher of the Year in 2011 for the state of Georgia, Foreign Language teacher of the year in the state of Georgia in 2012, Teacher of the Year in 2013 for the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, and Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2014 for the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages. He has also received the Meritus Award from the American Classical League (2015), the Excellence in Teaching Pre-Collegiate from the Society of Classical Studies (2017), and most recently, the Kraft Excellence in Secondary Teaching from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (2020).
After a three-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, classics teachers and students from across the country reveled to once again attend in-person gatherings. The Diamond Jubilee Institute of the American Classical League
was celebrated June 24–26, 2022 on the campus of the venerable College of Charleston in historic Charleston, South Carolina. A month later, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette welcomed almost a thousand students and three hundred adult chaperons and teachers for the national convention of the National Junior Classical League
. While the NJCLers descended on the campus on July 24, editor Amelia Wallace and I exhibited from the 27th to the 29th.
After three years, during which time, I had moved from Chicago to Augusta, Maine, in the midst of Covid, it was a delight to reconnect and catch up in person with my B-C colleagues Amelia Wallace and Bridget Dean, PhD, president of the company, who also attended ACL. And, of course, it was terrific to chat once again real time with longtime classics colleague friends as well as to meet new colleagues and make new friends!
The B-C exhibit filled four tables at ACL. Congratulations to
Philip Walch, Classics Chair at St. Andrew's School in Delaware!
Philip won the B-C book drawing at the ACL Jubilee Institute.
He displays the four B-C novellas he won.
The classics faculty at the College of Charleston
enthusiastically participated in the ACL Diamond Jubilee Institute and provided such hands-on help as rearranging the furniture of the exhibit room. It was a pleasure for Bridget, who knows many of the classics folks, to catch up and for me to meet them. We enjoyed chatting about their positive experiences using Latin for the New Millennium
as their program’s introductory Latin text. The Classics Department
takes special pride in its location in one of the oldest buildings on campus that contains the oldest(!) continuously taught-in classroom in North America. How cool to be teaching in that venerable classroom!
The porter’s gate at College of Charleston. A close-up of Socrates’s maxim “Know thyself,” the B-C button of the same quote, Randolph Hall—home of the Classics Department.
Congratulations to Sue Robertson, who labored on behalf of the Diamond Jubilee and whose handiwork, from the ACL Institute timeline to the special center pieces at the banquet, celebrated this special milestone. The ACL office was in full force for this special institute with veterans Vicki Curler and Rhoda Sizemore helping acclimate new staffer Elizabeth Merritt. And, as always, hovering in the background as well as providing hands-on assistance was Executive Director Sherwin Little. Recent ACL staff retiree Dawn Carlin enjoyed catching up with attendees and being on the other side of the registration desk. Congratulations to Dawn a well-earned retirement and the extra time for her grandbabies.
These larger than life Roman numerals celebrating the ACL Diamond Jubilee Institute greeted participants headed to the registration desk or the exhibit room.
As is ACL tradition, the institute concluded with Saturday evening’s Diamond Jubilee banquet held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel on Marion Square in downtown Charleston. Marion was a revolutionary war hero known as the “Swamp Fox.” The banquet celebrated 2022’s Merita
Award Winner, Nathalie Roy, and the changing of the guard as Jennie Luongo succeeded Mary Pendergraft, as ACL president. Congratulations to Mary
on a “double” retirement from the ACL presidency after a challenge-full four years and from Wake Forest University after thirty-eight rich years! Following the banquet, folks gathered in the grand foyer to join Stan Farrow on the piano for the traditional Latin songfest.
Merita Award Winner Nathalie Roy, new ACL president Jennie Luongo, a view of the
post-banquet Latin sing along—so very special as Stan Farrow’s “Last Hurrah.”
Special thanks to Judith Peller Hallett for Latinizing so many songs!
Kudos to all who made the ACL Diamond Jubilee Institute a great success. We look forward to seeing more colleagues in St. Louis, a great city for a family vacation (fabulous art museum, world class children’s museum, the famous arch, and plenty to please the foodies!), for the Institute in 2023. In-person gatherings provide fabulous opportunities for networking, informal sharing, and camaraderie with teachers from around the country. Meet you in St. Louis!
A highlight of the conference calendar each year is the annual convention of the National Junior Classical League. The energy, enthusiasm, joie de vivre, and passion of the student and the adult participants is both inspirational and contagious. ACL Executive Director Sherwin Little, ever attentive to everyone’s needs, scored big when he secured a room in the student center at UL-Lafayette for the Teaching and Learning Materials Display right outside the entrance to the dining hall. Thanks to the location, B-C representatives Amelia Wallace and Don Sprague interacted with a record number of students who regaled us with tales of the competitions and their love of Latin and all things classical.
Sherwin Little, as ACL executive director, oversees the work of NJCL and organizes
the convention. Here, he is locking the doors to the exhibit room so that they
would stay open. B-C’s display of novellas and other beginning readers.
Instructors regularly tell us how much they appreciate the opportunity to see our books and other materials in person and to touch the books, turn their pages, peruse their illustrations, and the like. When I overheard a student share similar sentiments with his classics teacher from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, I asked if he would repeat what he said and allow me to publish it in eLitterae. As I hoped, he readily agreed. Blake Simpson shared, “It’s one thing merely to scroll through the website. But to feel them (the books) in your hand is a whole other matter!” Blake spent a good half hour thumbing through books and weighing how best to spend his twenty or so dollars. We are very grateful to the many teachers who reminded their students about the exhibit and especially those who brought their students to the B-C exhibit. Chatting with these bright young minds was a delight!
Phillip Exeter Academy rising senior Blake Simpson.
As excited as the student participants are about “Convention!”, so, too, are the parent, Senior Classical League, and other chaperons, and especially the teacher sponsors. We were delighted to see Nancy Howell from Nashville, Tennessee, whose recognition for fifty years of participation had been delayed two years by Covid! We were inspired by NJCL devotees like Catherine Sturgill, who though no longer teaching Latin, serves as membership and publicity chair for NJCL and looks forward to working on the convention staff. For Catherine, it was her twentieth year!
Congratulations to this year’s outstanding NJCL convention sponsors! Congratulations
to Brittany Haworth, Latin teacher at North Central High School in Indianapolis, IN! Brittany won the B-C book drawing.
For the majority of the student participants, this convention was their very first experience of a NJCL convention. The novelty of the undertaking engendered a very special spirit within each state delegation and among the group as a whole. They became enthusiasm personified and left eager to return and to spread the good news. Even those who attended the last convention in 2019 as freshmen were specially psyched to return for the 2022 Convention.
To all the student and adult participants, we wish you a great school year and look forward to seeing you next July at Emory University in Georgia.
B-C reps caught lunch at this Lebanese restaurant and just had to capture its
creative use of the Greek alphabet. These classically-inspired sculptures
adorn the courthouse in downtown Lafayette, LA.
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The special exhibit Chroma interspersed through the classical art galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City provides a great experience for real time visitors and some great materials for online learning. Herewith are five links about Chroma.
The Met’s marble funerary stele of Paramythion and Pheidiades.
Colorized version, Variant B.
• Metropolitan Museum of Art video discusses white marble as ideal.
• Check out other materials on Chroma from the Met.
• Art Review discusses the multicolored sculptural reconstructions.
The sphinx of the Greek funerary monument of Megakles at the Met. Pioneering
classicist Gisela Richter first proposed a colorized version.
• Chroma shatters “whitewashed” views of ancient Greek sculpture.
• New York returns 142 looted artifacts to Italy.
• The role of women in ancient Rome.
• Pompeii provides a fresh view of gender.
• The Boudicca song.
► Res Romanae
• Pompeii’s lower and middle classes.
• An exploration of Pompeii’s graffiti.
• DNA sequence of resident of Pompeii.
• What about female gladiators?
• Unknown Roman city found at the foot of the Pyrenees.
• UNESCO World Heritage Site: Volubilis, Morocco.
A mosaic floor in the House of Orpheus depicts nine dolphins that symbolize good
luck. Photo by Dan Lundeberg. Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons 2.0.
• Rome’s vault of stolen art.
• Sinkhole reveals Pantheon’s neighbors.
• Frescoed home found beneath Baths of Caracalla.
• Egyptians and Romans and their attitude toward beans.
• Pepper in the ancient world.
• Today’s garum?
► Res Hellenicae
• How Cyrus the Great created a powerful empire.
• Santorini—the Pompeii of the Aegean.
A maquette of part of the remains of Akrotiri. Wikimedia Commons.
Creative Commons 3.0.
• Cleaning damages Hagia Sophia.
• Turkey changes name of the Aegean Sea.
• Will “partnership” with Britain bring the Elgin Marbles home?
• Robot-carved copies of the Parthenon marbles go on display.
• Hyksos Dynasty—invaders or immigrants?
► Res Aliae
• Globalization generated by the Columbian era.
• Perfectly preserved ancient wooden sculpture discovered in Peru.
• Laser scans reveal 60,000 hidden Mayan structures.
• Hygiene in the Aztec world.
• Check out his 3,000-year-old water goddess!
• The warrior women of Dahomey.
• Lost palace of Genghis Khan’s grandson?
• Have scholars unlocked Linear Elamite?
• Carving of the last king of Babylon is found.
• Tigris River reveals 3,400-year-old city.
• Ancient engineering harnessed the wind.
• Excavating Arthur’s Stone.
• Lion tombs of Saudi Arabia.
• Has the lost city of Natounia been found in Kurdistan?
|2022–2023 Classics Conferences and Meetings|
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to be exhibiting in-person
at these conferences of the new academic year.
Rockford University, Rockford, IL
October 7–9, 2022
B-C will exhibit October 8.Bolchazy-Carducci Representative:
Bridget Dean, PhD
Jesuit Latin Colloquium
November 3–5, 2022
Boston College High School, Dorchester, MA
Bolchazy-Carducci Representative: Donald Sprague
Boston Convention Center
Bolchazy-Carducci Representative: Donald Sprague
CANE—Classical Association of New England117th Annual Meeting
St. Sebastian’s School, Needham, MA
March 17–18, 2023Bolchazy-Carducci Representative:
CAMWS—Classical Association of the Middle West and South119th Annual MeetingCAMWS 2023 Provo, Utah | CAMWS
at the Invitation of the Utah Classical Association
Provo Marriott Hotel and Covnention Center, Provo UT
March 29–April 1, 2023Bolchazy-Carducci Representatives:
Donald Sprague and Amelia Wallace
Caelum, non animum, mutant qui trans mare currunt.
“They who rush across the sea change their sky, not their soul”
–Horace, Epistles 1.11
Bolchazy-Carducci Representatives: Donald Sprague and Amelia Wallace
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