Monday, May 5, 2008

Round-Up: May 5

It looks like everything went well with the transfer of the blog to its new address at BestLatin.blogspot.com. The regular Bestiaria Latina email update went out to those of you who are subscribed to the email list - and if you would like to join the email list, just click here to subscribe.

How-To Technology Tips. For those of you interested in great free tools for publishing online, I've created a new blog where I'll be posting tips on the tools that I use. I regularly get email requests for help from teachers and students interested in using these tools, so instead of just writing back via email, I'll be publishing those tips and tricks online at this blog. To get started, here are two tips for PBWiki (currently my favorite way to publish new content online): How to Add Javascripts to PBWiki and How to Optimize Your PBWiki Sidebar.

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is Sapit qui reputat. In English: He is wise who thinks twice. Listen to the audio, and learn something about "repute" and "reputation" from the Latin re-putare.

AudioLatin.com: Verses: Here is some more audio for the Vulgate Verses book - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English notes and commentary on these verses also. Today's group includes this famous saying about "ye of little faith": Quid timidi estis, modicae fidei?

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Θηρευτὴς καὶ κύων, The Hunter and The Dog, a story which warns you not to take candy from strangers, so to speak.

Here's an image to go with that fable, taken from Steinhowel's Aesop:

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