Saturday, January 3, 2009

Round-Up: January 3

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 Latin Via Proverbs: Group 9, which contains the great saying Flamma fumo est proxima (a Latin variation of "where there's smoke, there's fire).

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ab asino lanam quaeris (English: You're looking to get wool from a donkey... a bit like yesterday's Greek proverb about trying to pluck hairs from an egg!). 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 Ἀσκὸν βαπτίζεις πνεύματος πλήρη (English: You're plunging a sack full of wind into the water... another proverb about wasting your time!). 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: Grammar Commentary: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each (a more expanded commentary than is possible within the confines of the book). Today's grammar commentary is Fable 69: Cattus et Mures, the story of the wise old mouse who was not fooled by the cat "playing possum," so to speak.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE GALLO GALLINACEO (the story of a rooster who is either very wise or very foolish - you will have to see what you think!). 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.




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