Friday, December 26, 2008

Round-Up: December 26

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas day! 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 Pavone et Grue, another version of the story of the peacock and the crane, this time as found in Barlow's Aesop (yesterday's version was from the Jacobs & Doering reader).

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Fabula, sed vera (English: A story, but a true one - a saying I like very much, given that fables are my stock-in-trade, so to speak!). 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 Ὀῖκος φίλος οἶκος ἄριστος (English: A loving home is the best home - a good saying for any of you who are "home for the holidays" this week). 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 VULPE ET UVA (the fable that gives us the famous phrase "sour grapes"). 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 61: Canis Vetulus et Magister, the story of the old dog and his ungrateful master.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Rex Wenceslaus (Good King Wenceslas - my own personal favorite of all the holiday songs!). 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. Here is the King Vaclav himself:




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