Sunday, November 23, 2008

Round-Up: November 23

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.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: In anticipation of the Aesop fables book finally being published in January 2009 (really! the final copy goes to the printer one week from today!), I have created a Ning website where I hope people will come together to share thoughts and ideas and questions about the fables. A Ning website has discussion boards and blogging that make it easy to interact online. I use Nings for my online courses at the University of Oklahoma, and I hope it will be a great way for people who want to study the fables to meet up together online and share the learning journey with others. So, please visit the Ning if you are curious... AESOPUS.NING.COM ... and let me know what I can do to make the website useful for you!

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Optimus magister bonus liber (English: The best teacher is a good book.... a saying near and dear to my heart since my favorite classroom was always just the library itself!). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog. Meanwhile, to read a brief essay about this proverb, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Σίτον εἰς ἀμίδα μὴ ἐμβάλλειν (English: Don't throw food in the chamberpot - a good piece of advice both literally and metaphorically!). 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.

Latin Via Fables: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each. Today's fable is Fable 30: Lupus et Grus, the story of the crane who foolishly did a favor for the wolf! Here is Barlow's illustration:




The Aesopus Ning is now open for business - so for more fables and to share your questions and comments with others, come visit the Ning!

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