Sunday, December 7, 2008

Round-Up: December 7

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 Cupido atque ira consultores pessimi (English: Desire and Anger are the worst advisors - and "Desire" is none other than the god Cupid here in the Latin!). 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 Ἀισχύνη πόλεως, πολίτου ἁμαρτία (English: The shame of the community is the fault of the citizen - a good saying to keep in mind for people who play the "blame game" in politics, without honestly reflecting on their own actions... or inaction!). 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 RUSTICO ET SILVA (one of my very favorite fables about how we are often our own worst enemies!). 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 42: Iuvenis et Hirundo, the story of the story of the young man who forgot that "one swallow does not make a spring."

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Angeli Canunt Praecones (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!). 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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