Friday, January 16, 2009

Round-Up: January 16

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 Fabula: De Aucupe et Palumbe, the story of a birdcatcher who got more than he bargained for when he went dove hunting.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's a recent one I really liked: Omnes currunt, sed unus accipit bravium.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Avarum irritat, non satiat pecunia (English: Money provokes the greedy person; it doesn't satisfy him - a great saying about the paradox of greed!). 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 Πολλαῖς πληγαῖς δρῦς δαμάζεται (English: The oak is felled by many blows of the axe - a proverb that can actually be applied to a whole range of situations, depending on whether you identify with the oak or the forester!). 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 TUBICINE CAPTIVO (the story of the trumpeter who claims to be a non-combatant in the war). 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: Simplified Fables: I'm now presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, in a SIMPLIFIED version (same story, but in simpler sentences). Today's Simplified fable is Canis et Bos, the story of the dog in the manger.




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