Event announcement: Ancient Approaches to Poetry

You are invited to “Ancient Approaches to Poetry”, a colloquium on ancient literary criticism hosted by the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies at Penn State and co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature. The colloquium will take place on Friday, March 15th, 2013 in 102 Weaver. A full program is available on the event page on the CAAS calendar.

In Memoriam: Ladislaus J. Bolchazy, Ph.D.

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States would like to acknowledge gratefully two generous donations made by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers in honor of Lou Bolchazy.  Donald Sprague kindly directed a contribution from the Bolchazy-Carducci team to the Jerry Clack Fund, and Marie Bolchazy, President, sent a contribution to the general fund. 

Ladislaus  J. (Lou) Bolchazy, PhD
June 7, 1937—July 28, 2012

Ladislaus  J. (Lou) Bolchazy, PhD was the president and founder of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers (BCP), whose mission is “a better future through the lessons of the past.” Staffed by editors who are classicists, BCP specializes in books dealing with the ancient world. He was especially proud of the company’s Latin for the New Millennium series, launched in 2008, which is the most popular new introductory Latin series in the nation. The Red Flare: Cicero’s On Old Age, a translation of De Senectute and a favorite of Lou’s, was the last book he commissioned and also his 75th birthday present to himself. During the 1970s and 1980s, when other publishers nearly abandoned Latin, BCP, under Lou’s leadership, provided a steady stream of textbooks allowing teachers to expand the breadth of Latin authors they could teach in their Latin classrooms. Continue reading