Thursday, December 25, 2008

Round-Up: December 25

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 Grus et Pavo, the story of the proud peaccock and the wise crane.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Mitior columba (English: More gentle than a dove - the dove of peace is one of my favorite symbols of the holiday season!). 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 Ἄνθρωπος ἀνθρώπῳ δαιμόνιον (English: Man is a god to man - note the use of the Greek δαιμόνιον here, in a completely positive sense, directly the opposite of the famous Latin saying, homo homini lupus est). 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 CANE MORDACI (the story of the dog who had a bad habit of biting people). 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 60: Leo, Asinus et Gallus, the story of the lion who ran from the rooster, and the donkey who foolishly pursued him.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is O Parve Vice Bethlehem (O Little Town of Bethlehem). 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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