Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Round-Up: December 30

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 Avibus et Quadrupedibus, the story of the treacherous bat during the war between the birds and the beasts.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Simia in pelle leonis (English: A monkey in the lion's skin - in other words, someone pretending to be more than he is!). 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 Λύκω συννόμω καὶ ἵππω· λέοντέ γε μὲν οὐκέτι (English: Two wolves may feed together, and two horses - but two lions never will do so... an observation quite different from the familiar cliche of the "lone wolf"). 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 CERVO IN BOVIUM STABULO (the story of the stag hiding in the oxen's stable). 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 65: Ursus et Duo Viatores, the story of what an encounter with a bear revealed about the feelings of two friends.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Somnio Candidum Diem (I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas). 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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