Yes, Virginia, There Is a Good English-Latin Dictionary

Bolchazy-Carducci is one of those little success stories that can happen “only in America.”  Where else could a Latinist, who once studied for the priesthood, start a publishing firm devoted to putting out teaching aids for Latin teachers and end up with a catalogue that includes the most successful computer instruction series on Latin (Artes Latinae), a Latin version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and a popular classical journal—to say nothing of the best list of Slovak books in the United States?  Browsing through their amazing catalogue (online at www.bolchazy.com) is a bit like taking a stroll through “The Old Curiosity Shoppe”: You never know what you are going to find.  Many homeschoolers and schoolteachers have found their way to Bolchazy-Carducci.  Many more should follow their example.

Several recent B-C productions are valuable additions to the professional or amateur classicist’s library.  Among a long list, I mention only two: a very useful CD by Waldo Sweet (creator of Artes Latinae); and Words of Wisdom From the Ancients: 1000 Latin Proverbs, a compendium of Latin sententiae, is not only a helpful collection of Roman wisdom and a useful aid to building Latin vocabulary, but a boon to the writer and editor who may occasionally forget the phrasing or source of a Latin tag.  (B-C’s World...

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