Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Round-Up: January 28

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.

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: Neque frigidus es neque calidus; utinam frigidus esses aut calidus (it goes very nicely with the story about the satyr and his guest; see below).

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Fames optimus est coquus (English: Hunger is the best cook - something like the English saying "hunger is the best sauce"). 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 Ἐι μὴ δύναιο βοῦν, ἔλαυν ὄνον (English: If you are not able to drive the ox, drive the donkey instead - a great saying even if we are no longer driving oxen and donkeys as part of our daily rounds!). 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 SATYRO ET VIATORE (the marvelous story of the satyr and the man who seems to blow both hot and cold). 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 14: Rana et Bos, the story of the foolish frog who wanted to puff herself up as big as an ox.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is Fabula: De Milvo Aegroto, the story of the kite and his deathbed piety!




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