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.
Contents: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis!", "Forum Latinum", "The House of Marcus Loreius Tiburtinus", "Latin Day is Official in Indiana" featuring a photo of Anderw Marsh and Governor Bowen, "Latin Awareness Day", cartoon drawing of the Easter Bunny in a toga, "Cuniculus Petrus Hic Venit" poem by Margaret Maxeiner and her students at Ford City High School, "O Tempora, O Mores!" article about the pending demise of Latin in Brooklyn (Lola Greene), "Monopolium", adverts.
Contents: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", "Lincoln Memorial", "Teacher's Corner" by Bernard Scymczak of Anoka, Minnesota, "Doing Their Thing -- Roman Style" with photo of students from Mauston Hight School in Wisconsin, "Beatem Valentini Diem", "Lupercalia Revisitata -- vel -- Versipellis Jacolina Iterum Ferit" play by Tracy Woods of Arsenal Technical High School, "Latin: A Basic Experience for All" by Robert R. Dobroski, "Notae Miscellaneae", "Ides of March" comic.
The cover of this issue features Santa (at the Glendale Shopping Center in Indianapolis, Indiana) wearing a Roman helmet while listening to a girl in a toga recite her Christmas wishes.
Contents: "Pompeianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", "Christmas: Our Heritage from the Past", "Sounds of Latin" poem, Photo of a booth at the Foreign Language Fair by Latin students of St. Andrew's Priori School in Honolulu, Hawaii (featuring Carolyn Chong and Dorry Wollstein), Photos of modern students wearing ancient clothing, "12 Days of Christmas" in Latin by Jeff Dohner, Jeff Calder, Steve Etter, and Debbie Privett, students of Nancy Mack of Wayne High School, "Second Annual Chariathon for Latin", "Notae Miscellaneae", "Santus Nikolas Vivit" (Yes, Virginia) from the New York Sun, September 21, 1897, "The Latin Langauge" by Fr. Tom O'Mahoney, Classic Ads.
Contents: "Pompeiiana Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", "Problems of Philosophy" poem by William D. Nolan, "She Makes Latin Livelier" newspaper article by Beth Dunlop on teacher Mary Machado (Miami Herald, April 30, 1976), "Latin CB" comic, "Built-in Urban Decay Could Save Billions" article from the Indianapolis Star, August 18, 1976, "Et Tu" comic, "The Modern World May Profit Much by the Experience of the Romans; It Cannot Afford to Disregard the Lessons they Learned" article, "Heart Cry from Troy" poem by Gertrude Johnson, "A Typical Thanksgiving Dinner Menu in Latin" article and comic
Contents: "What is Pompeiiana?", "Perseus and the Gorgon" poem by Gertrude Johnson, "To Tell the Truth" television show, "America is divided into three parts" comic, "Recent Donations", "The House of Marcus Loreius Tiburtinus" article with photos and plans, "The J. Paul Getty Museum" article with photos, "Is a Training in Greek and Latin 'Practical' for the Girl who is Preparing for a Life in the Home?"
Contents: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", 1976 year in review, "A fling at setting world records: Latin class idea catapults to prominence" article from the Courier-Journal & Times, May 16, 1976, "Latin and Catapults Sung" article from the New York Times, May 18, 1976, photos.