Thursday, January 22, 2009

Round-Up: January 22

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 Equo et Asino, the story of the boastful horse and the humble donkey... who gets the last laugh!

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: Folia qui timet, silvas ne adeat (something like our saying about "if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen").

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Sto in extrema tegula (English: I'm standing on the last roof tile - the Latin equivalent of being at the end of your rope!). 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 Κακὸν ἄγγος οὐ κλᾷται (English: A bad pot doesn't break... a pessimistic proverb that is, sadly, suited to all kinds of life occasions!). 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 QUERCU ET ARUNDINE (the story of the unbending oak and the flexible reed). 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 8: Vespertilio, the story of the bat's behavior in the war between the beasts and the birds.




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