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.
This issue's cover features Brownstown High School performing their original play, "Sermo Cotidianis: the Unheard Roman Speaks", at Latin Day at Butler University.
Contents: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", "400 Students Attend Classics Day at Holyoke Community College", "Latin Day: Butler University", "Felices Dies" story and art, poem to Latin teach Joe Cook of Ben Davis High School by student Linda Butterworth, "Apollo - Spritus LXXVI or Roman Banquet - Elgin Style", invitation to the Pompeiiana annual meeting, "National Awards Banquet for the Fifth National Catapult Contest".
Latin students on this issue's cover compete in the Indiana Bicentennial Chariathon for Latin in Obelisk Square, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Contents: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", "Parthenon: Nashville, Tennessee", study tour of Athens, Greece, "Latin and Indianapolis Area Schools", "Grinchus Qui Saturnaliam Rapuit" story and art, "Latin, English Vocabulary, and Declining SATs", "To Repeat or Not", Latin promotional letters from Pompeiiana, "Herman" comic.
This issue's cover features students from Mt. Vernon High School with chariot at their Homecoming Parade.
Contents: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", a letter to Dr. Max Rafferty writing for the Los Angeles Times (and his response to the question of "why ancient history and mythology?", "Indelible Reminders of Our Roman Heritage", "Pepo Maxima" story and art, "Two Classicists Bicentennial Style" (Thomas Jefferson and Paul Revere), "Esto Paratus!" (Cub Scouts and catapults).
There are a very few missing issues of Pompeiiana Newsletter and Vol. 2, Issue 1 is one of the ones we need to complete the set. If you have a copy of this issue from 1975, please send it along for scanning to:
Pompeiiana Newsletter c/o Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 1570 Baskin Road Mundelein, IL 60060 USA
We will return the issue to you post-scanning (along with a special treat to say "gratias".
The cover feature for this issue features students from Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, Indiana, prepping siege machinery.
Inside: Photo essay on "Happiness is . . .", "Festum Romanum" and Wayne High School, a script and cartoon for "Circumequitans--In Genere Graeco", "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", results of the 4th National Catapult Contest.
This issue's contents include: "Travel to Rome with Pompeiiana", "Fidem meam obligo vixillo Civitatium Americae Foederatarum . . .", "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", another "Uva Grubbea" comic and story, "CAMWS Welcomes Pompeiiana", student catapult photos, "Values Clarification in the Persepctive of a Classical Education".