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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
eLitterae No. 207 March 2023
Donald Sprague, Executive Editor
In this issue:
B-C's Special Distance Learning Content with Complimentary Materials
CANE Summer Institute
2023 Classics Conferences and Meetings
Bolchazy-Carducci eBooks
B-C Roman Calendar
Links of Interest
Editor’s Note
Teaching Tip: A Latin Story to Accompany Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1, Chapter 8
Learning Opportunities with LNM Authors Tunberg and Minkova
Instructors and students praise LUMINA: Caesar and Vergil Selections
AP Latin Summer Institutes 2023
Teaching Tips & Resources
Classics Tidbits
eLitterae Subscribers Special Discount
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.
CANE Summer Institute
Looking for a stimulating week learning about the classics this summer?
Celebrating the Second Decade!
Join us for our 12th year of providing the classics community this complimentary professional development series of webinars.

2023 Webinars

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,
check this out!

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.

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.
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 England
117th Annual Meeting
St. Sebastian’s School, Needham, MA
March 17–18, 2023
Bolchazy-Carducci Representative: Donald Sprague
Bolchazy-Carducci Author Presentations, March 18
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
"Female Power and Empowerment in the Ancient World"
Emma Vanderpool, Author, 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).

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Workshop 7B "6th C?: Criticality and Identity in the Latin Classroom"
Led by Emma Vanderpool, Springfield Honors Academy

2:30 p.m., Author Signing: Emma Vanderpool autographs her novellas.
CAMWS—Classical Association of the Middle West and South
119th Annual Meeting
CAMWS 2023 Provo, Utah

at the Invitation of the Utah Classical Association
Provo Marriott Hotel and Covnention Center, Provo UT
March 29–April 1, 2023
Bolchazy-Carducci Representative: Donald Sprague
Bolchazy-Carducci Author Presentations
Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:15–5:30 p.m.
"Pretium Operae: Intertexts in Pomponlus Mela's Statement of Purpose" Georgia L. Irby, scholarly essay contributor, Latin for the New Millennium, Level 2

Friday, March 31, 2023
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
"Rethinking Antiquity Beyond the Pleasure Principle" Paul Allen Miller, coorganizer and respondent, author, BC Latin Reader: A Tibullus Reader: Seven Selected Elegies

3:30–5:00 p.m.
"CAMWS Looking Back and Moving Forward" T. Davina McClain, author, Graphic Greek Grammar Cards

Saturday, April 1, 2023
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
"Classical Elements in the Bookplates of Three African American Intellectuals: Alain Locke (1885–1954), Charles H. Wesley (1891–1987), and Countee Cullen (1903–1946) Michele Valerie Ronnick, editor and introduction, William Sanders Scarborough's First Lessons in Greek: A Facsimile of the 1881 First Edition

3:30–5:00 p.m.
"A Daydreamer's Antiquity: the Classical World of Edward Lucas White," Gregory N. Daugherty, coauthor, To Be a Roman: Topics in Roman Culture.
ICMS—International Congress on Medieval Studies
58th Congress
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (

Westerm Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
May11–13, 2023
Bolchazy-Carducci Representative: Donald Sprague
ACL—American Classical League
ACL Institute 2023 (
Bolchazy-Carducci Representatives: Bridget Dean, PhD,
and Donald Sprague
NJCL—National Junior Classical League
2023 NJCL Convention
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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B-C Roman Calendar
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As is our custom, you can download the Roman Calendar from our website. Feel free to print the calendar for display in your classroom.
This year’s calendar takes you on a journey through the “lesser” gods of the Greek and Roman pantheon. From Nike and Nemesis to Isis and Vertumnus, a variety of gods and goddesses are represented, portrayed as classical statuary, in colorful mosaics, and more!
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Editor’s Note
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, please join me in honoring the talented and hardworking women who make all that we do at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers possible:

Marie Bolchazy, EdD., owner and board chair
Bridget Dean, PhD, president
Amelia Wallace, MAT, editor
Jody Cull, BA, Production and eLearning Manager
Carolyn Bernardi, BS, Bookkeeper and Customer Service Specialist
Linda Lochmayer, Customer Service Specialist
It is an honor, privilege, and pleasure to work with these women!
We also celebrate Bolchazy-Carducci’s female authors!
Check out the latest Latin story for eLitterae—it features Artemisia and her bravery in the Battle of Salamis. For more Latin readings with female connections, see the first resource listed in the Teaching Tips & Resources section.
Enjoy March and all its dementia!
All good wishes,
Don Sprague
Executive Editor
Teaching Tip: A Latin Story to Accompany Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1, Chapter 8
This is the sixth 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 story recounts how the queen of Halicarnassus, Artemisia I of Caria, fought as an ally of Xerxes against Themistocles. She led her naval forces in both the Battles of Artemisium and Salamis and offered valuable counsel to the Persian king.
The German painter Wihelm von Kaulbach (1804–1875) shows an imagining of the
Battle of Salamis. This naval battle was fought in 480 BCE by the Athenian politician
and general Themistocles against Xerxes and his Persian forces. Artemisia can be
seen in a golden cuirass as she draws a bow and arrow against the Greeks.
Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.

Artemisia rēgina Halicarnassiōrum est. Nōn sōlum rēgina est sed etiam dux est et homō valdē fortis.

Xerxēs, rēx Persārum, cōnsilium capit et bellum contrā Graecōs gerit. Quod Artemisia socia Xerxis est, debet dare auxilium Persīs. Cum rēge Persārum contrā Graecōs bellum parat.

Halicarnassiī multōs mīlitēs fortēs et multās nāvēs habent. Nāvēs Halicarnassiōrum firmant classem Persārum quod magnae et fortēs sunt. Mīlitēs armātī optimī sociōrum sunt. Artemisia dēcernit ad Graeciam navigāre. Dēcernit iubēre mīlitēs contrā Graecōs pugnāre. Rēgina timore non movētur.
Prope Salamīnem, Themistoclēs et mīlitēs armātī in nāvibus sunt. Artemisia cōnsilium Themistoclis intellegit. Quamquam rēgina dīcit petere Graecōs periculōsum esse, Xerxēs tamen dēcernit petere Graecōs. Rēx Persārum nōn longē ā pugnā manet et exspectat. Miser Xerxēs videt mīlitēs Graecōs vincere Persās.
Xerxēs quoque videt ducem Artemisiam in nāve esse et ad Graecōs navigāre. Videt Artemisiam magnā fortitūdine movērī et nāvēs Graecās multās vincere. Dux fortis fēmina factī.
Posteā Xerxēs dolet quod multī Persae mortuī sunt. Rēx autem magnō gaudiō movētur quod Artemisia exemplum fortitūdinis est et cōnsilium bonum dat. Praemia magna et pulchra Artemisiae dat. Dēcernit cōnsilia Artemisiae semper audīre. Nunc Graecī in memoriā Artemisiam habent quod exemplum praeclarum fortitūdinis est.

Vocabula Nova
classis, classis, f. – fleet
fortis, fortis, forte – brave
Halicarnassius, Halicarnassiī, m. – inhabitants of Halicarnassus, a city in Caria (western Anatolia, now, Bodrum, Turkey)
mortuus, mortua, mortuum – dead
moveō, movēre, mōvī, mōtus – to move
nāvis, nāvis, f. – ship
optimus, optima, optimum – the best
periculōsus, periculōsa, periculōsum – dangerous
prope (prep. + acc.) – near
Persa, Persae, m. – Persian
pugna, pugnae, f. – fight
quod – because
quoque (adv.) – also
rēgina, reginae, f. – queen
Salamis, Salamīnis, f. – island of Salamis, located in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece
socia, sociae, f. – (female) ally
Editor’s Note: 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 Author
Emma 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
Learning Opportunities with LNM Authors Tunberg and Minkova
Latin for the New Millennium authors Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova are involved in a number of professional development opportunities, both in-person and online. Check out these announcements for more information.
Instructors and students praise LUMINA: Caesar and Vergil Selections
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.
AP Latin Summer Institutes 2023
The AP Latin consultant team, Bob Cape, Jill Musselman Crooker, and Jennie Luongo, wanted to let you all know about AP Summer Institutes for the summer of 2023. These programs are designed to benefit anyone from a new to a long-time AP instructor with ideas for being more inclusive in recruiting for the AP Latin classroom and about how to use the AP Daily videos and other AP Classroom materials. Here’s the list of most of the programs, dates, and consultant presenting. Contact information for each consultant also appears below.

June 20-23: UT-Austin (Bob Cape)
June 20-23: Goucher College, online (Jill Crooker)
June 26-30: Taft School, online (Jill Crooker)
July 10-14: UT-El Paso (Bob Cape)
July 17-20: University of Central Florida, online (Jill Crooker)
July 17-21: Rice University (N.B. price rises on April 11), online (Jennie Luongo)

Bob will also be presenting at the AP Annual Conference in Seattle on July 20th.

Contact info:
Jill Crooker -
Jennie Luongo -
Bob Cape -

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to be a long-time supporter, providing learning materials, of these AP Latin Summer Institutes.

Teaching Tips & Resources
NB: For links to ArtNews articles, return to eLitterae via the arrow in the upper left of your screen.
Classroom Resources

• B-C again offers a set of readings for use during March—Women’s History Month. See eLitterae March 2020.

• NJCL packet for celebrating National Classics Week, April 17–22, 2023

• Fun etymological piece on derivatives of cella!

Chimera—monster for this uncertain age.

• Celebrating spoken Latin!

• Free download of BBC Radio’s “Myths Reimagined.”

• Fun little video on the Ashmolean’s octopus vase.

• Wonderfully illustrated documentation of the recreation of the Colossus of Constantine.

• Video demonstrates how to make Roman style concrete.
► Social Justice
• Sporus: A Roman genderqueer tragedy.

• Reconsidering the acquisition of Egyptian antiquities.

• Met identifies painters as Ukrainian, not Russian.

• Nineteenth-century African American businessman studied Latin.

• Check out “Women’s Latin: an Online Reading Group.”
► Res Romanae
• Roman soldier’s paycheck found at Masada.

• Wooden spikes described by Julius Caesar uncovered!

• Ancient Roman phallus?

• Archaeologists marvel at discovery of eggs from Roman era.

• Roman shrine in Britain may be sacrificial site for fertility and mystery cults.

• Roman vase documents, for the first time, gladiator fight in Britain.

• Archaeologists dig unexcavated part of Pompeii.

• Continuing discoveries at Pompeii.

• Golden Roman glass found while working on city’s new subway.

• Roman library discovered beneath German city.

• Once-in-a-lifetime Roman aristocrat’s burial marks the transition between late Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain.
Res Aegypticae
• Is smiling sphinx statue, found in Egypt, the emperor Claudius?

• Hidden chamber found inside great pyramid of Giza.
The great pyramid at Giza. Photo by Donald Sprague.

• Ancient temple with hieroglyphic inscriptions uncovered in Sudan.

• First photographs of the 52-foot-long papyrus scroll of the Book of the Dead discovered in the necropolis of Saqqara.
Res Hellenicae
• “Romeyka”—the ancient Greek dialect spoken in northern Turkey.

Major renovations coming to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

• Mary Beard reviews the National Theatre’s productions of Medea and Phaedra.

• Mycenaean long-distance trade and the mythological narratives.

• The Greek city of Rome.
Res Aliae Antiquae
• Ancient restaurant testament to Iraq’s archaeology renaissance.

• “Beer recipe” on tablet found in 5,000-year-old tavern.

Mesopotamian palace and temple discovered in Girsu.

• Great reconstruction of royal Sumerian palace and temple in Girsu.

• Ancient Assyrian riches unveiled.
Nimrud’s first excavator, A.H. Layard, reconstruction of the palaces.
Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.

• 2,400-year-old flushable toilet found in Chinese palace.

• Brain surgery from more than three thousand years ago!

• Mysterious grave for couple found in Armenia.

• Earthquake in Turkey spared 11,500-year old site.

• New genetic evidence upends beliefs about ancient viticulture.
► Res Post-Antiquae
• Buddhist university that predates Oxford by centuries!
View of the archaeological site of Nalanda monastery and university.
Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons 2.0.

• Charlemagne, the great unifier of Europe.

• A virtual exhibit of key treasures from sixteen Armenian museums.

• Pre-Islamic Musnad inscriptions, bronze bull head found in Saudi Arabia.

• Ancient Book of Esther rescued from Turkey earthquake.

• Jewish mikveh uncovered in Poland.
Res Pre-Columbianae
Female ruler with captive on Mayan sculpture?

• Early Mayan “superhighways” suggest a more advanced culture than previously thought.

• Residences for the elite discovered at Chichen Itza.

• Ancient Huastic burial mounds found in northern Mexico.

• Ancient Wari ritual complex discovered in southern Peru.

• Incan rope bridges—grass-made engineering marvels!
Classics Tidbits
From William Nifong, Latin teacher at Northside College Prep, Chicago, IL: MIRABILE AUDITU!!! Eugepae! Did Dwayne the Rock just give a shout-out to “the mother tongue,” Latin, when introducing the animated short feature and mentioning the etymology of ‘animated’? Wow!!!!

New movie on Homer’s Odyssey to be filmed in Greece.

One of the largest images of the trident in the diaspora decorates the Ukrainian restaurant "Trizub" in Chicago. Thanks to the Facebook group, Ukrainian Diaspora.
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