Friday, August 8, 2008

Round-Up: August 8

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email. Have a great weekend, everybody!

AudioLatinProverbs.com: In addition to the Latin proverb of the day, I've added a new essay to the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog about the saying Perdimus anguillam dum manibus stringimus illam (In English: We lose the eel as we are squeezing it between our hands). Listen to the audio, and read some other medieval sayings about those slippery eels!

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὀυκ ἔστι πρὸς δαίμονα φωτὶ μάχεσθαι (English: It's not right for a living person to fight against a divinity - literally, against a 'daimon'). You can use the Javascript to include the Greek proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - and each Greek proverb also comes with a Latin version.

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is David Meadows's Rogue Classicism - one of the classics blogs I always make sure to read every day!

How-To Technology Tips. I've been adding lots of tips about Blogging with Ning - I've decided to use the Ning social networking system as the blogging platform for my students this coming year. I'm very excited about it - and if you have not tried out Ning, I highly recommend it. What a great tool it is for online communities!

Latin Via Fables: Today, along with a Latin fable from Odo (it's one of his best fables, I think!), I've added an image slideshow to the blog! It is for Perry 352, the story of the city mouse and the country mouse. I've got about 25 different illustrations in the slideshow; here is one of them:




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2 comments:

Alex Moore said...

informative & exhausting as always...I enjoy your site & insight far too much! Great illustrations, by the way. I appreciate how you always choose something that enhances the experience; fantastic!

Laura Gibbs said...

Thanks, Alex! I had SUCH GOOD LUCK a couple weeks ago finding a treasure-trove of illustrated editions of LaFontaine's fables online. That's how I found this great image of the two mice! :-)