The Pompeiiana Newsletter was created and edited by Bernard Barcio and ran from 1974 through 2003. Pompeiiana offered a place for Latin students to publish comics, stories, games, and articles, and was a beloved resource for Latin teachers. In 2008, Barcio granted Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers the rights for all of Pompeiiana. This blog will make all 229 issues freely available to Latin teachers, students, and others interested in Classics, one issue per day.
Issue 3 continues the theme of siege warfare with a cover photo incorporating a catapult and a Certamen banner. Message?
Content in this issue includes: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", "In Memoriam: Emma T. Randall", "Ego Sum Uva Grubbea comic", "Uva Grubbea story", "Latin Day Features Catapult", "Students Catapulted in College", "Catapults in Action" rental notice, "Latin Gets You There" motto.
Issue 2 of Pompeiiana features another celebrity appearance, this time in print via a letter to Ann Landers (and Ms. Landers' reply). Other content includes:
"Augmenting Reading Skills Through Language Learning Transfer", "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis!", "Nox Ante Christi Missam", "Sanctus Nikolas Vivit!" (Yes, Virginia...), "Comments on Some Current Vocabulary Research", "The Roman Times" (ancient newspaper collage), adverts from Pompeiiana, Inc., (including the 16mm color movie of Catapults in Action).
The first issue of Bernard Barcio's Pompeiiana Newsletter debuted in October 1974. Its cover features notorious tennis legend Bobby Riggs riding in a student-built chariot during his visit to North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Content includes: Batmanus comic, "Batmanus in Temporibus Antiquis", "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", "Latin for Language Enrichment: An experimental course offered at Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, Indiana", "Nil Desperandum", "Something New at Shortridge", "An Environmentalist Looks at Pompeii", photos.
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