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.
Content: John Stamos (Johannis Stamos) graces the October Pompeiiana as does an article on Hardrian's Villa. The Evansville Courier also contributes an article, "Latin Alive." Other content: "Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus: A Fiddler?", "Responde Latine" crossword by another of Rose Williams' students, Mike Caldwell, "The Iliad: Shrink Lit" poem, "Io Bacchanalia!!", an illustrated Latin comic reader from students of Kathy Hayes at Barr Street Junior High School inLancaster, South Carolina, Classified Ads, "Budding Genius" quiz, "Roga Me Aliquid", "The Ermine Street Guard", "Cooking with Claudia", reading comprehension questions from page 1.
Content: Sting . . . er . . . "Aculeus" is the story above the fold in this issue. Other content includes: "Back to School Time", "The Curse of Fate" poem by Becky Reynolds (a student of Rose Williams), "Carmel Latin Students Sponsor 4th of July Parade Unit", "Clari Viri Romani" crossword by Donna Wright, "Roman Bath Anyone?" by Pat Cupp, Classified Ads, "Roga Me Aliquid ab Annia Maia", "Cooking with Claudia", "Budding Genius" quiz, reading comprehension questions from page 1.
Content: A Latin story about Van Halen ("Grave Metallym") graces the cover, as does "Beata Dies, Roma". Other content includes "Marginal Martial" epigrams by students, "What Red Currents are These" poem by Ed Steele, "We're not Done Yet!", "Budding Genius" quiz, reading comprehension questions from page 1, Classified Ads, "Quando tu Gaius, ego Gaia", "Optime, Keith Wyma!", "Salve, Proba", wordfind by John Betzold, "Moral of the Day" by Steve Inskeep, Carmel Junior High School. Yes, THAT Steve Inskeep of National Public Radio.
Content: "The real 'Raiders'", "Medusa" poem by Dorothy Green, "Latin Weekender Conference", "The Forgotten Shrine" by Ed Steele, "Rome Lives" poem by Aric Jordan, "No, They Didn't All Die of Lead Poisoning", "Io Triumphe!", "Latin Lovers", Classified Ads, Arizona JCL, "In Memoriam" poem by Mark Finney, "Slave Market" comic by Eileen Boyd Hutchinson, "Budding Genius" quiz, Conundrums by Mansfield Middle School, reading comprehension questions from page 1, "Provinviae Romanae" wordfind by Peleus Brontes.
Content: "Neca Meum Cauponem" (Latin-language Saturday Night Live article by Tyrone Greene), "Latin Students Unite!", "Echo Echo Echo" by Megan Schneider, "Ovibus ad Tunicus Sagaque" by Mary Minshall, "Feminae Romanae Mutae" by David Marcotte, "The Twelve Labors of Hercules" comic, "Historical Fiction: Look for Quality", Wordfind, Classified Ads, Crossword by Mark Finney, "Budding Genius" quiz, "Erus Servusque" comic by James Quinn, reading comprehension questions for page 1.