7 July 2022 A.D. Geltrude Scapellato died this morning. She was the site's most constant contributor and editor. Her knowledge of classics, inherited from her father, a renown doctor of Classics and author from Sicily, where the classical tradition flourished at its highest level in Italy, was a loving, faithful woman of the old Italian tradition. Her veritably complete knowledge of classics was unmatched and Clovis will always be in her debt. May she rest in peace in her reward for her great faith.
The Clovis Crawfish is the company's symbol for modern learning. Clovis (pronounced claw-VEESS) is the name of a popular crawfish from the bayoux in Southwestern Louisiana who appeared in elementary school readers featuring him and other characters. Many 'Cajuns (Acadians -- residents of SW Louisiana whose ancestry is from Nova Scotia, Canada) are familiar with him. I have chosen Clovis as the mascot of this site since as a child those elementary school readers ignited my passion for Louisana culture and languages in general. Here he is in modern dress befitting the new web technology that facilitates learning about culture and language more accessibly, more personally, and more enjoyably.