Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Round-Up: December 9

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 Cane et Bove, the famous story of the dog in the manger.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Lupi apud oves custodes (English: The wolves are watching over the sheep - kind of like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse!). 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 Ὀυ νυκτὶ πλοῆς (English: Don't sail at night... perhaps good advice for the many college students pulling all-nighters around this time of the semester!). 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 PASTORIS PUERO ET AGRICOLIS (the famous story of the boy who cried "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 44: Mus et Rana, the story of the battle between the frog and the mouse (this particular version is quite different from the usual Aesop's fables about this topic!).

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Gaudium Mundo (Joy to the World). 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:




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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