Friday, December 5, 2008

Round-Up: December 5

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.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Haec manus inimica tyrannis (English: This hand is hostile to tyrants - a saying connected with the American revolutionary tradition). 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 Μικρὸς ἀεὶ ὁ σὸς πῶλος (English: Your own foal always looks small - something like the English saying about "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"). 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 AVIBUS ET QUADRUPEDIBUS (the story of how the bat behaved during the battle of the birds and the beasts). 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 40: Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the story of the donkey in the lion's skin - and how he was exposed!

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is O Viri, Este Hilares ("God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" ). 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. This particular carol is closely associated with Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and the image below is from an early illustrated edition of that great Christmas book:




The Aesopus Ning is now open for business - so for more fables and to share your questions and comments with others, come visit the Ning!


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