Sunday, December 14, 2008

Round-Up: December 14

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.

Ning Blog: I've posted something that might be of interest in my Ning Blog,"Please help evaluate online materials!" I've got the prototype for the various online materials that I'll be creating in the coming months for all 80 of the fables, and I'd really appreciate any feedback or comments people have about which materials look most useful.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is Vulgate Verses: Group 2, which features the "trisagion" - Sanctus sanctus sanctus Dominus Deus.

Latin Via Fables: Mini-Lecture: In conjunction with the "Barlow Aesop" collection, I'm writing up some "mini-lectures" about the history and the interpretation of the fables. Today's mini-lecture is about the Fable of the Boy who Cried "Wolf!".

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Non vi sed iure (English: Not by might but by right - a great motto that I hope our new administration will keep in mind as it conducts its foreign policy). 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 Ἔφυγον κακὸν ἑῦρον ἄμεινον (English: I fled the bad, I found what is better: a great saying for a Pollyanna-ish person like myself, who is always expecting good things to come!). 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 AGRICOLA ET CICONIA (the story of a respectable stork who was hanging out with the wrong crowd!). 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 Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Primum Noel Cecinit Angelus (The First Noel). 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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