Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Round-Up: February 10

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 Asino Leonis Pelle Induto, the story of the donkey who decided to wear a lion's skin.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's a good one about metaphorical sustenance: Observa panem, tibi protinus ova dabuntur.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Parietes habent aures (English: The walls have ears - a saying even more true in the modern technological world than it was in antiquity!). 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 Ἕκαστος ἁυτοῦ τὸ βδέμα μήλου γλύκιον ἡγεῖται (English: Each person considers his fart sweeter than an apple - compare the Latin saying, Suus cuique crepitus bene olet, "to each his own fart smells nice"). 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: 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 27: Milvus Aegrotus, the story of the kite's deathbed repentance.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE RANA ET VULPE (the wonderful story of Dr. Frog!). 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. You'll see the frog if you look down and to the right:




Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com. DUE TO AN ERROR AT BOLCHAZY-CARDUCCI, the book's publishers, the Amazon listing may read "unavailable." I hope to have this error corrected soon!

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