Friday, August 10, 2007

Round-Up: August 10

Here is a round-up of today's Bestiaria Latina blog posts - although it's not the usual round-up, because I've spent the day working on my Schoolhouse Widgets for the Fall semester. So, I've posted links to those posts below, and as always you can browse through previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

These are the widgets that might be of special interest to readers of this blog. You can add these widgets to any webpage that allows javascript. If you have a Blogger.com blog, you can add them with a single click! I've also got Google Gadget versions available for most of these, for any of using iGoogle (fun!) as your browser homepage.

Mythical Greek Beasts: This is a collection of 53 Greek Beasts and Mythological Creatures with a brief description of each one, a link to a Wikipedia article and to a THEOI.com article, plus an image and a link to the source of the image. Available at random or as "Beast of the Week."

Roman Emperors: This is a collection of 53 Roman Emperors with the dates of their reigns for each emperor, a link to a Wikipedia article and to a Roman-Emperors.org article, plus an image and a link to the source of the image. Available at random or as "Emperor of the Week."

Illustrated Aesop's Fables: This is a collection of 53 Aesop's Fables with the beginning of the story, a link to the rest of the story, along with an illustration. Available at random or as "Fable of the Week."

Latin Audio Proverbs: This is a collection of 366 Latin Proverbs with a link to a brief essay about the proverb online and an audio recording. Available at random or as "Latin Proverb of the Day."

Aesop's Fables in Latin: This is a collection of 50 Aesop's Fables from the Latin fables published by Francis Barlow in 1687. For each fable displayed at random, there is a link to a scan of the original book, plus a link to a wiki page where you can find the Latin text, English translation and additional information.

Here's the last one shown in action!



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