Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Round-Up: December 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.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is De Accipitre et Luscinia, the sad story of the hawk and the nightingale.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Cum vinum intrat, exit sapientia (English: When wine enters, wisdom exits - a good saying to keep in mind during the season of holiday parties!). 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 Τὸ σκαμβὸν ξύλον, οὐδέ ποτ' ὀρθόν (English: The bent wood doesn't ever grow straight - a metaphor from the world of nature that you can apply to all kinds of human endeavors and situations). 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 LUPO ET SUE (the fable of the wolf's pretend friendship for the sow in labor). 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 58: Quercus et Arundo, the story of the oak who learned a lesson in flexibility from the reed.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Veni, Veni Emmanuel! (a carol based on the "antiphons" sung during Advent, dating back to the 8th century). 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:




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