Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Round-Up: January 6

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 Rustico et Silva, the story of the trees who foolishly gave the man a handle for his axe.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Longae regum manus (English: Long are the hands of kings - a saying that shows up in one of Ovid's Heroides, as Helen is writing to Paris). 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 Ἐδίδαξά σε κυβισᾷν, καὶ σὺ βυθίσαι με ζητεῖς (English: I taught you to piss, and you want to submerge me - a Greek saying that made its way into Erasmus's Adagia!). 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 IUVENE ET HIRUNDINE (the story of the young man who did not know that "one swallow does not make a summer"). 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: 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 72: Cattus et Vulpes, the story of the cat and the fox and the fox's big bag of tricks. Here is the grim conclusion of the story as illustrated by Barlow:




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