Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Round-Up: January 13

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.

Proverbiis Pipilo: This Twitter project is turning out to be a lot of fun! You can follow the Latin proverbs at Twitter. If anybody else out there is using Twitter in Latin, let me know! :-)

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is Fabula: De Lupis et Ovibus, the story of the misbegotten treaty between the sheep and the wolves.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Quo altior mons, tanto profundior vallis (English: The higher the mountain, the lower the valley - a great natural metaphor for life's ups and downs). 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 Ἰδοὺ Ῥόδος, ἰδοὺ καὶ πήδημα (English: Here is your Rhodes; here too the jump - an allusion to the wonderful Aesop's fable about the boastful athlete). 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 ALAUDA ET PULLIS EIUS (the wonderful story of the wise lark and her nervous chicks). 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 79: Sol et Ventus, the story of the contest between the Sun and the Wind:




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