Saturday, December 13, 2008

Round-Up: December 13

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 Latin Via Proverbs: Group 3, which includes the great saying Divitiae bona ancilla, pessima domina. (a wise saying to keep in mind in these troubled financial times).

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Aliis lingua, aliis dentes (English: Some people have got tongues, other people have got teeth - a saying that Erasmus applies to dinner guests: some come to talk, and some come to eat). 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 Τέφραν φεύγων, εἰς ἀνθρακιὰν ἔπεσον (English: Fleeing the ashes, I fell into the coals - a Greek version of "out of the frying pan, into the fire"). 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 CICADA ET FORMICA (the famous story of the hard-working ant and the lazy grasshopper). 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 48: Leo et Ursus, the story of the lion and the bear, and how the fox outwitted the both of them.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Dum Servant Pecus Pastores (While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night). 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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