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: "Classic Spots in the U.S.A.: 2: The J. Paul Getty Museum", "Scarabaei: Nonne eos amavimus? Ita, ita, ita!", Poemata from Michigan at Adrian High School, Connectictu Conundrums from Mansfield Middle School, Promotional Crossword Puzzle for "Latin is Great" from the Notre Dame Academy, Latin puzzler from New York State Junior Classical League, "Tune Novisti", Calendar word search from Carmel High School, Latin Unscramble, "Nunismatics" by Michael Louise, "Medieval Latin: Part 1: St. Augustine" by Joe Harris, Classified Ads, "Roga Me Aliquid", "Cooking with Claudia", "Budding Genius" Quiz, reading comprehension questions from page 1, "Beware the Ides of March", "Florida Latin Teacher of the Year", Linda Gaskin.
Content: Boy George (aka Puer Georgicus) is below the fold on page one of this issue. The top story? "Classic Spots in the U.S.A.: Part 1: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art". Other pieces include: mythology wordsearch by Mike Garvey, "Scisne de Deis Deabusque?" by Angela Schings and Melinda Showan, "Forum Jumble", match the English with the Latin, Unscramble, "The Lesser Known Deity" quiz, "Refer Dilectam ad Me" lyrics, "Where Would You Travel to Find...", "Sabrina et Todericus in Telephono" script from the Notre Dame Academy, "Teacher Feature: Nancy Mack of Wayne High School", "Roman Hairstyles" by Amy Baumgartner and Jackie Petryk, "Fasti Februarii", Classified Ads, "Roga Me Aliquid", "Angulus Poetae: Vergil", "Tiger at the Gates" play review by Jenmy Bergerson and Julie Hudson, "Budding Genius" quiz, reading comprehension questions from page one.
Content: Luke and Laura of General Hospital get married -- read all about it in Latin in, "Lucius Iterum Est Una Cum Laura sed non diu". Other articles include: "L'Anfiteatro Flavio", Latin Conundrums, "Roman Legionaries Interpretation of Armor" by Mary Minshall, Olympic Puzzler by Todd Brown, "Miles to Go" comic, "Latinizing Cartoons" at Holland High School, "Madison Avenue Blends Classical and Modern", "Carmina Praesentia" featuring pop song titles and bands translated into Latin, Classified Ads, "Roga Me Aliquid", "Cooking with Claudia", "Poetae Angulus", Budding Genius quiz, reading comprehension questions from page one, "In Caesar's Shadow".
Content: "Grinchus Qui Saturnalia Rapuit", "Dis Manibus/Requiescant in Pace", "Nunc Est Bibendum!", "Introducing: A Latin Full Color Comic Book", a matching quiz for Latin footnote abbreviations, Latin vocabulary crossword puzzle, "Saturnus vs. Santa", "Nox Ante Saturnalia", Classified Ads, "Roga Me Aliquid", "Cooking with Claudia", "Poetae Angulus" featuring Martial, "Budding Genius" quiz, reading comprehension questions from page one.
Content: It was only a matter of time before Michael Jackson made the cover of . . . Pompeiiana. "Michaelus Jacobifilius: Cantor Quie Animos Commovet" is one of the stories. "Domus Aurea Neronis", "7th National Chariathon Largest Ever" are the others. Other content includes the skit by the Latin department of the Academy f the Immaculate Conception in Oldenburg, Indiana, "Anybody Got an Aspirin?", "Carmel's Classical Clout", "Proverbial Matches" quiz by Michael Louise, "Poetae Angulus", "Experience the Fantastically Inaccurate Clash of the Titans", Clasified Ads, "Floating into the Public Eye", "Raga Me Aliquid", "Cooking with Claudia", "Budding Genius" quiz, and reading comprehension questions from page 1.