Thursday, January 8, 2009

Round-Up: January 8

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 Anseres et Grues, the story of the failed friendship of the geese and the cranes.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Nemo sine sapientia beatus est (English: Without wisdom, no man is happy - of course, that is not quite the same as saying that all wise people are happy...!). 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 Ἂν τοὺς φίλους μισῶμεν, τὶ ποιήσομεν τοὺς μισοῦντας; (English: If we hate those our friends, what will we do to those who hate us? - A wise saying because often not only do we fall short of loving our enemies, and fail even to love our friends!). 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 MURE ET RANA (the story of the mouse and the frog - with a truly marvelous illustration by Barlow). 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 74: Anus et Ancillae, a marvelous story of unintended consequences - and one that is near and dear to my heart, since I am someone who does love to sleep in in the morning...




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