Complete archive of the Pompeiiana Newsletter. From the link:
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. … It is my hope that Latin teachers, students, and enthusiasts, will continue to return to this blog to mine it for Latin readings, recipes, puzzles and games, comics, and insight into a cornucopia of Classics topics.
We’ve come across a few recent items that we found very appealing – in very different ways – that I’d like to share. Continue reading
This is a belated discovery on my part…
A number of years ago Robert Sabuda, best known for highly intricate pop-up books (including the incredibly gorgeous and nature-awareness-enhancing Winter’s Tale – Druid parents particularly will like this one), wrote a regular picture book called Tutankhamen’s Gift. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I mentioned my struggle with picking a language to settle down and learn… after talking it over with my family, we agreed that we are all going to learn French. Continue reading
I’m service assistant this Sunday at my UU church; the sermon topic is about “following your own drumbeat” and the drumming group is performing. I was tasked with finding an appropriate children’s story… and wound up writing one instead Continue reading
Nikos and the Sea God, by Hardie Gramatky (New York: G. P. Putnams, 1963. Out of print, but available used.) Continue reading
Here’s a very cool video of a Japanese farmer making a new shimenawa (the braided rice-straw rope that marks out the sacred in Shinto tradition) and shide (zigzag paper streamers) at the New Year Continue reading
Fluffy blogging today!
So, I’ve been having fun assembling a Playmobil shrine with my 7-year-old… it’s still a work in progress. We have eight Hellenic deities represented so far Continue reading
I’m a picture book junkie, and I don’t throw around these adjectives lightly… the illustrator was obviously heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, and in particular by Edward Burne-Jones.
Orpheus and Eurydice Continue reading