Friday, January 23, 2009

Round-Up: January 23

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 Vulpe et Lupo, the story of the fox in the well and the wolf who was passing by.

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, pessimistic though it is: Mala radices altius arbor agit (note here the great use of altius meaning more deeply, extending down rather than up).

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Collecta dirige, electa age (English: OODA... which is to say: observe - orient - decide - act, a catchphrase of the modern American military). 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 bit of Latin, which is not an ancient saying but a modern one, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Τῶν ἀνεφίκτων μὴ ἐπιχείρει (English: Do not reach out for what cannot be achieved - in other words, don't let your reach exceed your grasp!). 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 HIRUNDINE ET ALIIS AVICULIS (the story of the wise swallow, and the foolish birds who did not follow her advice). 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 9: Vulpes et Pardus, the story of the debate between the leopard (who certainly does NOT want to change his spots!) and the fox.

Alciatus - Emblemata: Here is the Alciato emblem for this week: Alciato CLXXV: Alius peccat, alius plectitur, the story of a foolish dog... who is emblematic of the actions of many foolish people. You can use the Javascript to include the emblem of the week automatically each day on your webpage or blog (or you can display the 52 emblems at random).




Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com!

No comments: