Saturday, January 17, 2009

Round-Up: January 17

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.

Comenius - Lexicon Project: Thanks to everybody who has been helping out with this: there are now over 140 pages that have been digitized (!!!), and all the pages for letters A-B-C-D-E are available to work on at the wiki. Wow! For those of you who would like to get involved, you can find out more at the Lexicon wiki, which also includes easy step by step instructions for getting started.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast - which marks six weeks of audio podcasting at this blog! - is Fabula: De Agricola et Ciconia, the story of a stork who got involved with a bad crowd!

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: Iniquum petendum ut aequum feras.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ex bellis bella seruntur (English: Wars are sown from wars - an old saying to keep in mind as you ponder the news of the day). 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 Ἄλλοι μὴν σπείρουσι, ἄλλοι δὲ ἀμήσονται (English: Some sow, others will reap - which is to say, you do not always get to enjoy the fruit of your own labors!). 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.

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 Fable 3: Partus Montium, the story of the mountains that gave birth to a mouse.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE LUPO ET AGNO (the famous story of the wolf finding an excuse to eat the lamb he finds drinking at the stream). 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.




Aesop's Fables in Latin now available for pre-order at Amazon.com!

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