Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Round-Up: January 21

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 Pastoris Puero et Agricolis, the famous story of the boy who cried wolf.

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: Qui cum canibus concumbunt, cum pulicibus surgent.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Optima medicina temperantia est (English: Moderation is the best medicine - another one of those "golden mean" sayings!). 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 Ἀνδρὶ σοφῷ πᾶσα γῆ βατή (English: For a wise man the whole earth can be traversed - I like this idea of wisdom as a passport to the world!). 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 LEPORE ET TESTUDINE (the famous story of the tortoise and the hare). 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) - with a SLIDESHOW presentation to go along with it, too. Today's Simplified fable is Fable 7: Pavo et Grus, the debate between the fine-feathered peacock and the high-flying crane.




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