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: The lead article this month is on Doug Flutie (aka Douglius Flutieus), "Parvus Magnus Vir". Other content includes "The Peristyle Garden in Pompeii", Aeneid word search by Jim Rumreich, Latin crossword puzzles by Roland Kent and C. R. J. Scott, "Verumne an Falsum Est?" by Eugene Romanowsky, "X Disci Summi et Auctores Eorum", "Famous Latin Expressions Still Used Today", "Legionnaire Uniform & Weapons", "Sing Along with Sempronia" "Mythology Match", "Schola: Tunc et Nunc", "The Aeneid:pase VII", Classified Ads, "Third Year Latin Students Pen Original Latin Poetry", "Rome or Bust", "Cooking with Claudia", "Rome's Population Explosion and Housing Shortages", "Tiberius Claudius Nero: The man in Charge of Rome when Christ was Crucified", Budding Genius quiz, reading comprehension questions from page one, answer key for teachers.
Content: "Superpuella: Helena Slatera", "Vae Debitori . . . The Ides Approach", "Latin Students Study Mosaic Techniques of the Romans", "What's a Rosa or Sempervivium or Toxicodendron?" game, "A Rather 'Ad' Word Search" by Greg Shaheen, "Laeta Dies S. Patricii!" by S. M. Joselle, "The Fall of Troy" by Alex Schultz, "Ubinam Gentium Est?", "Caesar Gets the Point", "The Aeneid:pars VI", Classified Ads, "School Board Wisdom Valid", "Teacher Feature: Jim Jochum", "Cooking with Claudia", "Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus", Budding Genius quiz, reading comprehension questions from page one, answer key for teachers.
Content: "Brucius Fontestinus Dominus!" (Bruce Springsteen), "Beata Lupercalia", "Match Your Knowledge of Well-Known Romans", Roman calendar wordsearch, Latin Crossword Puzzles by Roland Kent and C. R. J. Scott, "Miles Gloriosus", "Sing Along with Sempronia", "Motto Match", Classified Ads, "The Aeneid:pars V", "Miss Gerund and Miss Gerundive", "A.V.C./B.C. Conversion Factors Uncovered" by Kent Hazen, "Teacher Feature: Frank Smith, Wayland High School", "Cooking with Claudia", Budding Genius quiz, reading comprehension questions from page one, "X Disci Summi et Auctores Eorum", teacher's answer key.
Content: The lead article for this issue is a Latin discussion of the David Lynch movie, Dune. Also in this issue, "Roman Impluvia & Frigidaria Presage Christian Baptismal Fonts", "Aenigma Verborum" crossword by Katie Callaghan, "Latin -- Your Clue to Accurate Understanding" by Bernice Fox, "Conundrums" by Bernard Szymczak, "Latin Similitudes" by Wilma Sukapdjo, "Sing Along with Sempronia", "Tres Libri Qui Magistris Bene Notandi Sunt", "The Aeneid:pars IV" by Sister Michael Louise, Classified Ads, "Minerva" poem by Jeffrey Nast, "Beatum Initium Anni", "Cooking with Claudia", Budding Genius quiz, reading comprehension questions for page one, "VIII Disci Summi et Auctores Eorum, answer key for teachers.
Content: "De Christi Nativitate", "Attempt to Overshadow Saturnalia Unveiled", "Oratorical Word Search and Matching", "Legal Latin in English", "Double Trouble Matching", "Olympia XXXIII Eventa Ludorum Aestatis", "Words of Advice Offered by Grateful College Student", "Clotho's Sewing Corner", Double Trouble Matching, "The Aeneid: Partes II & III", "Thanatopsis", Classified Ads, "Latin: More Fun than Ever Before", "Pompeiia . . . the Only Wife Caesar Ever Divorced", "Cooking with Claudia", "Jack (Jacobus) Makes the Latin Scene with the Help of Turpin High School 3rd Year Latin Students", "Budding Genius" quiz, reading comprehension questions from page one, PLUS Auxilia Magistris answer key.