UPDATE 21 Oct:
A priest friend sent me a photo of his very own copy of Ossa, duly delivered. Yes, folks, the books are shipping.
Some people are asking me for updates on the publication of the 1st volume of the Ossa Latinitatis Sola.
First, there is a website which has news about the volumes. HERE
Fr. Foster was quite ill for a while and the project stalled a bit. However, I believe is is going forward even though it is much delayed. Not too long ago, I visited Fr. Foster and I actually saw galley sheets of the book.
Second, I’ve sent an email asking for an update.
Finally, there will eventually be volumes of Foster’s famous (infamous?) homework sheets or Ludi Domestici. I still have lots of them squirreled away somewhere. Having them bound in volumes will be invaluable. As a matter of fact, on that web cited (above) there is a request to any and all for sheets from certain years and levels.
Nota bene, all you former Reggie students.
For my original post about this go HERE.
Now available for pre-order in the UK HERE. It has become more expensive over the last few months.
I heard back from the co-editor, Dom Daniel McCarthy, OSB. He wrote:
The OSSA book may be available perhaps by August, but the publisher is not giving another publication date until he is sure.
Reggie and I saw the full text of the draft book completely formatted only last December, and we spent a month revising it together at his place. I was not able to stay longer, so I had to complete the job myself after returning to Rome in February to begin teaching. Thus, before holy week I submitted the draft with 6,100 + notations. They are currently working on our comments. There were so many notations that I requested they send the draft back to me for a second review, which I’ll do myself in Rome. Thereafter they will make the final changes and print the book. It may be available by August, but again the publisher is not giving any firm date.
Please let your readers know, so they can plan their curriculum.
So, the release is not imminent, but there is forward movement.
Consider yourselves updated.
And… if any of you alumni if The Experiences have your old ludi, you might check to see if you can fill in some blanks. HERE