Thursday, December 11, 2008

Round-Up: December 11

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.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is Mus et Milvus, the story of the mouse and the kite (hawk), a hilarious variation on the traditional fable of the mouse and the lion.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Vivis piscibus aqua, mortuis vinum (English: Water for the live fish, wine for the dead ones - much like the English saying, "Fish and swine live in water, and die in wine"). 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 Ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω (English: Let no one who is not a knower of geometry enter - the inscription supposedly written above the entrance to Plato's academy!). 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.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE RANA ET BOVE (the story of the foolish frog who was literally puffed up with pride). You can use the Javascript to include the fable of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - meanwhile, to find out more about today's fable, visit the Ning Resource Page, where you will find links to the text, commentary, as well as a discussion board for questions and comments.

Latin Via Fables: Grammar Commentary: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each (a more expanded commentary than is possible within the confines of the book). Today's grammar commentary is Fable 46: Leo et Vulpes, the story of how the fox managed to escape the lion's trap, to which the other foolish animals fell victim.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful). You can use the Javascript to include the Christmas carol of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - meanwhile, to find out more about today's song, visit the Gaudium Mundo Christmas Carol website, where you will find the lyrics to the song in Latin, along with links to additional online information about the song:




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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