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: On the cover we have Eric Hendricks, aka Hector, a 7th grade Latin student at Fulton Jr. High School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Articles include "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis!", "Beware the Ides of March!", "Lincoln Freed the Slaves . . . didn't he?", "Duces Aleae" Dukes of Hazzard Latin script, "Bernard Szymczak: Dedicated Classicist", "1979 Poster Contest for the Classical Association of Western New York", Word Game
Contents: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis!", "Why Should I Care About the Romans? What Did They Ever Do for Me?", "Myths in Biology", "Catacomb Inscriptions" in Latin, "Mythology in Botany", "Word Game".
Contents: The cover features Heidi Nielsen, a Latin VIII student at Fulton Junior High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Articles include "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis!", "Making Latin Fun Helps 6th Grade Pupils Read, Spell" from the Indianapolis Star, October 27, 1979, "The Third National Chariathon for Latin" with photos, "Morcus ab Orco" Latin script of Mork and Mindy, "A Plethory of Phobias", "Latina Conundrums" puzzle, "A High School Principal Speaks Out for Foreign Language", "National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Philadelphia School District a Grant for Language Arts through Latin".
Contents: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis", "Pompeiiana, Inc.'s, Roman Banquet", "Latin is Alive and Well in South Carolina", "Ab Ovis Ad Mala", Roman banquet photos of Judith E. Wilson, Ed Matovik, Mary Ann Fravenholz, Carla Salvucci, "Toga Parties Old Stuff for School's Club" UPI news story on Grand Ledge High School's Latin Club, Anacrostic puzzle, "Not Last Days of Pompeiiana", "Inflation and Price Controls 1,678 Years Ago".
Comments: "Pompeiianae Praefectus Salutem Dicit Litterarum Classicarum Studiosis!", "Latin and America's Posture in the World Trade Market", "Latin Omnia Docet", "Fourth Annual Hamilton Heights High School JCL Manumission", "The Language of Latin" comic from the students of Fairmont West High School in Kettering, Ohio, "The Epic of Pomona and Vertuminus a la cartoon" comic by Mike Gillespie, "Daphne et Apollo" story in Latin by the Latin class at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio, "Roman Night at General Brown", terra cotta reliefs class project idea, "Latin -English Homonyms" puzzle, "Where will you be when Vesuvius Erupted?" invitation to the Vesuvius commemoration.