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Classics Exams 2022–2023
|2023 Classics Conferences and Meetings|
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to be exhibiting in-person
at these conferences of the new academic year.
CANE—Classical Association of New England117th Annual MeetingSt. Sebastian’s School, Needham, MAMarch 17–18, 2023Bolchazy-Carducci Representative: Donald Sprague
CAMWS—Classical Association of the Middle West and South119th Annual MeetingCAMWS 2023 Provo, Utah
CAMWSat the Invitation of the Utah Classical AssociationProvo Marriott Hotel and Covnention Center, Provo UTMarch 29–April 1, 2023Bolchazy-Carducci Representative: Donald Sprague
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
Celebrating the Second Decade!
Join us for our 12th year of providing the classics community this complimentary professional development series of webinars.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 — 5:00–6:00 pm Central Time
In this talk, Professor Irby shall consider both biological (whales, sharks, octopods) and mythical sea monsters from conceptual perspectives, including the physics and optics of water and the transformative abilities of sea deities. We shall explore what sea monsters represent, as avatars of the violent sea. They are the unknown maritime dangers given physical form, from the perspective of those who do not belong in the sea. The hero who vanquishes a sea monster also conquers nature.
“Sea Monsters! O brave new seas that have such monsters in them.” Georgia Irby, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Georgia Irby, Professor of Classical Studies, has broad research interests including the history of Greek and Roman science. She received her PhD in Classical Philology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has co-authored a Latin textbook, edited a two-volume History of Science and Technology in the ancient world, and has published on Greek mythology, Roman military religion, and Roman military medicine. Two of her recent books, Conceptions of the Watery World in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Using and Conquering the Watery World in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Bloomsbury, 2021), stem from her COLL 100 course, “Why Water Matters.” In the class and the books, she explores water as a focus of engagement with the natural environment in the ancient world, including physics, infrastructure (e.g., aqueducts), medicine, mythology, religion, and more. In a recent monograph Epic Echoes in The Wind and the Willows (Routledge, 2021), she investigates Kenneth Grahame's engagement with classical literature, especially the themes and imagery of the Iliad and Odyssey. Together with a number of smaller projects (including articles on sea monsters and on environmental history), she is currently working on a translation and commentary of the Hispano-Roman geographical writer Pomponius Mela. She is also the editor of the Classical Journal, one of the premier journals of the field. Her talk today stems from her work researching the watery world.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 — 5:00–6:00 pm Central Time
"Lord, what classicists these mortals be!" Angeline Chiu, University of Vermont
This webinar will discuss Plautus and Ovid as two classical influences on the storylines, characters, and timeless humor of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night's Dream. While Plautus's Menaechmi directly inspired the mixed-up twins plotline of Comedy of Errors (and Twelfth Night), the mythological melodrama of Pyramus and Thisbe in Ovid's Metamorphoses becomes fundamentally transformed by Shakespeare to become the heart of Midsummer Night's Dream.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 — 5:00–6:00 pm Central Time
“Friends, Romans, high school sophomore English classes!” Angeline Chiu, University of Vermont
In this webinar, the engaging Professor Chiu will explore how Shakespeare drew inspiration from Plutarch and brought his biographies to life in Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, a pair of vastly different yet intimately interconnected Roman tragedies.
Angeline Chiu joined the classics faculty at the University of Vermont in 2006 after earning her PhD at Princeton. She received her Masters in Greek and Latin from the University of Vermont and her BA in classics from Baylor University. She is a beloved professor at UVM known for her passion, her humor, and her knowledge. She teaches courses in all levels of Greek and Latin language and literature as well as in translation. She especially enjoys teaching “Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition.” Her scholarly interests include the late Republican and Augustan periods, Roman epic and elegy (especially Ovid), Greek and Roman theater, and classical reception. She lovingly serves as Magistra Ludorum of the annual Vermont Latin Day and as sponsor for UVM’s Goodrich Classical Club and Iota chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national classics honors society. She published Ovid’s Women of the Year: Narratives of Roman Identity in the Fasti in 2016. Chiu is
the featured faculty member on the UVM Classics Department page,
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Tuesday, April 18, 2023 — 5:00–6:00 pm Central Time
“Experience-proven activities for the Latin classroom” Reagan Ryder, Bartlett City High School, Bartlett, TN
This session will help attendees develop ideas regarding projects that provide meaningful learning in the subject without taking away from valuable instructional time. The project ideas presented have all been developed as quarter-long projects primarily outside of class time, but with a careful eye to a defined grading rubric, in-class check-in points, and multiple levels of student commitment. The projects cover material for Latin, mythology, and etymology courses. Learn from an enthusiastic master teacher!
Reagan Ryder is in her second year teaching at Bartlett City High School in Bartlett, TN. In all her classes, she seeks to help students connect the modern and ancient worlds through her teaching Latin, etymology, and mythology classes and sponsorship of the Latin Club and Junior Classical League. She brings a wealth and breadth of experience to her classes having taught middle and high school Latin at the Maret School in metro Washington, DC, at the Ross School in East Hampton, NY, at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN. She served as an online instructor for the Memphis Virtual School and authored online curriculum for Latin 1 and Latin 2 for KC Distance Learning. Ryder has also taught a variety of classes for Kaplan Test Prep. Prior to Bartlett, she taught twelves years for Shelby County Schools, TN, including T-STEM Academy East High School in Memphis, TN.
In 2018, Ryder’s peers honored her as the Tennessee Classical Association’s Teacher of the Year. She currently serves as Publicity Chair for the Tennessee Junior Classical League. She has presented at the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association’s annual conference.
Ryder holds a BA in Classical Studies and Anthropology from Trinity University and an MAT in Instruction & Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis where she authored “Readability of Various Latin Texts: Implications for General Education.” As an undergrad, she studied archaeology, Celtic civilization, and classics at University College Cork, Ireland.
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.
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.
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As I write this on Valentine’s Day, a Facebook friend request from a former student reminds me of the powerful impact we teachers have. Often, we don’t even realize that impact. Occasionally, a student from the past lets us know. Upon accepting the friend request, I received a private message that included this statement: “I want to thank you because 33 years ago you challenged me to continue at Loyola when everything in me wanted to quit. Thank you for being that pillar of hope when I needed it the most.” I had not seen nor considered this young man in all these years. Upon receiving this message, however, I was immediately able to picture him struggling in my Latin 1 class. He was a young Latino man whose mother cleaned homes for a living and he was struggling with his studies and with the challenges of being a minority student in a predominantly white, affluent student body. Nonetheless, with encouragement and support, he persevered and graduated. Subsequently, he graduated from college and from graduate school at the University of Chicago. On his Facebook page that same day, he posted a note of congratulations to his colleagues who, with the center he directs, helped transition fifty-nine Venezuelan refugees from a motel to permanent housing. What a way to celebrate love of neighbor! What a wonderful Valentine I was blessed to receive!
Which of your students will someday check in and thank you for the powerful impact you had on them? Trust me, when you least expect it, they’ll let you know. And, of course, many others might never let us know but, nonetheless, are in their hearts thankful for our presence in their lives at a critical time.
So, as we celebrate love. Let us celebrate the love we teachers have for our students. Teach on! Persevere! Know that you powerfully impact the lives and futures of your students in ways you many never know.
|Teaching Tip: A Latin Story to Accompany Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1, Chapter 7|
This is the fifth in a series of seven stories to accompany chapters 3–9 in
LNM 1. While complementary to
LNM, the stories can serve all first-year Latin students.
This passage recounts, in prose, and elaborates upon a poem by the Roman poet Martial. Almost one hundred years after Catullus tells the story of Lesbia and her pet sparrow, in poem I.109, Martial tells the story of Publius and his own adoration for his dog, Issa.
This Roman grave stele (150–200 CE) memorializes a favorite dog.
Romans were very fond of their pets and often left memorials to
them. For more information, the Getty Museum provides an
audio guide that discusses the possible interpretations of this funerary monument. Photo courtesy of the Getty Museum.
In familiā Pūbliī est dēliciae, nōmine Issa. Lesbia passerem habet; senex Pūblius catellam pulchram habet. Lesbia domina Catullī est; passer dominus Lesbiae. Nunc Issa domina Pūbliī est.
Pūblius severus dominus nōn est. Catellam pulchram nōn iubet; catellam in vinculīs nōn tenet. Catella domī manet, nōn in viīs. Nam Pūblius Issam bene docet. In viā Pūblius vōcat sed nōn exspectat. Issa ad dominum nōn ambulat sed currit. Pūblius cum Issā per agrōs ambulat; multum vident. Dominus aquam ā rīvō catellae dare solet. Posteā Pūblius animum bonum habet.
Cum miser dominus domī est, catella Issa in gremiō dominī iacere et manēre solet. Issa digitōs senis nōn mordet sed lingit. Cum oculī Issae dominum vident, Issa ululat et Pūblius cōgitat Issam verba dare. Pūblius Issam valdē amat et cūrat; amīcī dominō et dēliciīs invident.
Quod Issa exemplum dēliciārum est et Pūblius magnum amōrem habet, cōnsilium habet. Pūblius Issam nōn ūnius assis aestimat sed multōrum aureōrum. Pūblius putat catellam immortālem esse debēre. Nunc pulchra forma Issae in tabellā est. Cum tabellam vidēs, putās tē vidēre catellam vēram. Amīcus, Martiālis, carmen dē Issā parat. Carmen nārrat Issam Pūblium amāre. Rōmānī catellam praeclāram memoriā tenent. Magnum gaudium Pūbliō est quod cōgitat catellam in vitā semper manēre.
aureus, aureī, m. – gold coin
carmen, carminis, n. – poem
catella, catellae, f. – puppy
cum (conj.) – when
currō, currere, cucurrī, cursum – to run
immortālem (adj., masc. sing. acc.) – immortal
lingō, lingere, linxī, lictum – to lick
mordeō, mordēre, momordī, morsum – to bite
nōmine (abl.) – by the name of
quod (conj.) – because
reveniō, revenīre, revēnī, reventum – to return
semper (adv.) – always
tabella, tabellae, f. – tablet, picture
tē (pronoun, acc.) – you (sing.)
ululō, ululāre, ululāvī, ululātum – to howl
vērus, vēra, vērum – true
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to provide this Latin story for Latin teacher subscribers to use with their own classes only
. The PDF version
includes a full-color illustration and caption. About the AuthorEmma Vanderpool has taught Latin at the university, middle school, and high school levels—currently at the Springfield Honors Academy in Massachusetts. Vanderpool earned her Bachelor of Arts in Latin, Classics, and History from Monmouth College in Illinois and her Master of Arts in Teaching Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She serves as a state rep for CANE, as an executive board member of Ascanius, and as an organizer for Our Voices and Lupercal. Vanderpool is the recipient of the Classical Association of Massachusetts 2021 Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics and a Distinguished Teaching Award from UMASS Amherst; she was honored as the Lincoln Laureate for Monmouth College. She has self-published ten novellae. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to have had Vanderpool launch our novella series with Explore Latin: Aves and the first three titles for the Encounter Latin series—Augury is for the Birds: Marcus de Avibus Discit, Under His Father's Wing: Marcus de Auguribus Discit, and Princess, Priestess, Mother, Wolf: Fabula de Romulo et Remo (forthcoming).
Content by Emma Vanderpool
Latin for the New Millennium ©2023 Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
|Lumina Interactive Online Content|
Lumina: Latin for the New Millennium Level 1 and
Level 2 is designed to be guided online practice to accompany the Latin for the New Millennium textbooks.
Lumina: Caesar and Vergil Selections offers online interactive exercises designed to prepare students for the rigors of the AP® Latin exam. Hundreds of automatically-graded multiple choice questions promote close reading of all syllabus selections and provide students with immediate feedback. Ample free response questions ensure that students have the tools to thoroughly analyze and respond to syllabus passages. Practice exams prepare students for exam format, while vocabulary and figures of speech flashcards encourage additional self-review.
After eight years of spring campaigns—in which gods, monsters, birds, authors, and military commanders struggled on the Martia Dementia battle field—we’re back, with the ninth annual contest! Last year, some bloodthirsty birds defeated a slew of ancient authors, with the poisonous ducks of Pontus gaining victory over Rome’s sacred chickens. In 2023, mythical monsters are back, and ready to take on a new set of rivals, gods and goddesses. In keeping with the theme of the 2022–2023 Roman Calendar, these Martia Dementia competitors represent the non-Olympians, those deities that might personify important concepts, inspire daily worship, or offer divine revelation through initiation into their mysteries.
See the downloadable, printable PDF of the Roman Calendar here, showcasing artwork and imagery associated with twelve of this year’s Martia Dementia participants. For a variety of mythical monster activities, scroll to the bottom of our Distance Learning page to find an online matching game, printable templates to create a Guess Who?–style board game, and more.
Bracket predictions are now open via the online submission form, available here. You have until the Ides of March, Wednesday, March 15, to submit your predictions.
You can read a full write-up of the Martia Dementia rules and procedures (as well as find some more helpful hints and links to resources) via the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Blog. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates as Martia Dementia 2023 progresses!
|Teaching Tips & Resources|
|► Classroom Resources|
• Spotlight on Black classicists.
• The National Committee on Latin and Greek’s diversity, equity, and inclusion resources.
• Rethinking legacies of injustice in the study of antiquity.
• Save Ancient Studies Virtual Conference 2023 on Discovery, Science, and Technology in the Ancient World: Traditions and Innovations.
• Avant STAMP tests Latin reading comprehension.
► Social Justice
• The indigenous Americans who visited Europe—a different story of discovery.
• Discussing a feminist translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
• Remarkable queens who ruled ancient Nubia.
• Shedding light on a long-ignored African writing system.
• A clever Vimeo on female goddesses.
• The ethics of researching ancient human DNA.
• Odesa is added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage in danger.
• California is named for a griffin-riding black warrior queen!
• Fresco from Herculaneum and other looted artifacts return to Italy.
► Res Romanae
• Scrolls buried by Vesuvius now being read again!
• Thanks to John Van Sickle for posting this example of Latin derivatives in the Romance languages.
• Castle from Roman times destroyed in Turkey earthquake.
• Mithras sanctuary discovered in Spain.
• Gems that fell down the drain at Roman bath by Hadrian’s Wall.
• The “risqué” art of Pompeii’s House of the Vettii.
Reconstruction of the garden of the peristylium in the House of the Vettii,
Pompeii. (2007 Exhibit at Boboli Gardens, Florence) Wikimedia
Commons. Creative Commons 3.0.
• Sewer repairs reveal emperor depicted as Hercules statue.
• Subterranean aqueduct served the elite of Roman Naples.
• Reconstructed menu of a Pompeiian pub.
• Was mysterious Roman metal object used for magic?
• Did Etruscans use these giant carved stones to make wine?
• Newly uncovered Roman sanctuary in the Netherlands.
• Clever “modern map” of Britain’s Roman roads.
► Res Aegypticae
• Discovery in Egypt upends understanding of the invention of paper.
• Surprising substances used in mummification.
• Oldest known gold-covered mummy uncovered.
• “Complete” Roman city found in Luxor.
• Were pigeons a problem in ancient Egypt?
• 4,000-year-old tomb is oldest open to the public.
► Res Hellenicae
• Half-bull story of discovering the home of the minotaur.
Artist’s rendering reconstructs the Palace of Knossos on Crete.
Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons 3.0.
• AI is deciphering 2,000-year-old “lost book” about the life of Alexander the Great.
• Greek Language Day.
• Students feast on ancient Greek and Roman food.
• How to inventory Greek alphabets.
• Why Tyrian purple is so expensive.
• New museum in Sparta features stunning mosaics.
• Check out the American School of Classical Studies at Athens’ exhibit— Hippos: The Horse in Ancient Athens
• Cool video—Acropolis: 6,000 years in 10 minutes.
► Res Aliae Antiquae
• Fabulous interactive “Persepolis Reimagined” from the Getty.
• “Tomb of Daniel” at Samarkand.
• Reconstructed face of 2,000-year-old Nabataean woman.
• “Stonehenge of the North” open to the public.
• Ancient tavern with food still inside found at dig in Iraq.
• 3,200-year-old trees explain collapse of an ancient empire.
• National treasures found in fourth-century tomb in Japan.
• Bog bodies reveal a grim burial tradition.
► Res Post-Antiquae
• Discovery of a unique sign language.
• Hildegard of Bingen, composer of the cosmos.
Illuminated miniature from the Rupertsberg Codex of
Hildegard’s Scivias (1131 CE) shows her receiving a
vision and dictating to her teacher Volmar.
• Archaeologists uncover rare fourteenth-century Spanish synagogue.
• Pendant linked to Henry VIII’s first marriage found by metal detector hobbyist.
• Vikings brought horses and dogs to England.
• Historic souq from time of Prophet Muhammad found in Makkah.
• Train tunnels beneath Amsterdam reveal medieval treasure trove.
• Archaeologists find “world’s oldest runestone” in Norway.
► Res Pre-Columbianae
• Forgotten drink that caffeinated North America for centuries.
|New Testament Greek: A Reading Course|
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New Testament Greek: A Reading Course is a clear, step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of biblical Greek. Concepts are presented in small, manageable increments, followed by short exercises that promote mastery. In two levels, learners encounter all of the grammar that they need to read the New Testament in its original language. Each level of the student text features a wealth of drills and readings. Such abundant practice allows learners to proceed according to a pace appropriate for their goals and needs. Companion workbooks are available for those
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Firmly grounded in the Koine Greek of the Bible, this text reinforces vocabulary and grammar lessons with carefully selected unadapted readings. Upon completing Level 1, learners will have read excerpts from more than 100 verses from the Septuagint and more than 400 verses from the New Testament. An additional 44 verses are used to illustrate important concepts.
A chance encounter on TCM brought this wacky treat to light. Check out the 1954 movie musical Athena
with its goddess-named characters
Check out the Latinity of these flowers’ names!
A bus in Nairobi celebrates Manchester City
Football Club—Latin motto and all!
The entrance to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
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