Saturday, December 27, 2008

Round-Up: December 27

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 7, which includes that great Latin motto: Per aspera ad astra.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Tangor, non frangor, ab undis (English: I am touched but not broken by the waves - note the nice play on words in the Latin: tangor, non frangor, which is so hard to capture in English). 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 Μισῶ σοφιστὴν ὅστις οὐχ' ἁυτῷ σοφός (English: I hate the wise man who is not wise on his own behalf... a dangerous saying that cuts very close to home for those of us in the "wisdom" professions, like teaching, ha ha!). 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 GRUE (the story of the crane who foolishly did a favor for a wolf). 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 62: Delphinus et Smaris, the story of the dolphin who recklessly chased a little fish up onto the shore.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Tinnitus, Tinnitus (Jingle Bells). 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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