Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Round-Up: December 24

Iucundissimum festum Nativitatis exopto, plenum laetitae atque felicitatis vobis et vestris.

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 6, which contains a good saying to warn us about overeating during the holidays: Multa fercula, multos morbos.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Nemo ex amoris vulnere sanus abit (English: No one walks away unscathed from the wound of love... just look at Dido and Aeneas!). 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 Ὁ λύκος τὴν τρίχα οὐ τὴν γνώμην ἀλλάττει (English: The wolf changes his coat, not his thoughts - an allusion to the famous wolf in sheep's clothing!). 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 MILVO AEGROTO (the story of the sick kite and the wise words spoken by his mother). 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 59: Hirundo et Aliae Aviculae, the story of the swallow and show she came to dwell in human houses, instead of with the other birds of the field.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is En, Nocte Venit Media (It Came Upon The Midnight Clear). 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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