Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Round-Up: February 11

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, which is a great motto for hard-working bloggers like myself: Labor ipse voluptas.. :-)

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Durum ad nutum alterius ambulare (English: t is a hard thing to walk according to someone else's nod. This is a proverb near and dear to my own anarchic heart!). 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 Λύειν δ' οὐκ ἔστιν, ἀγνοοῦντα τὸν δεσμόν (English: There is no loosening the bond for someone who fails to understand it - a great saying about why people can get themselves all tangled up in problems they cannot escape from). 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 SOLE ET VENTO (a great story about the relative virtues of the sun and the wind). 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 28: Canis Mordax, the story of a dog who was both vicious and foolish.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is Fabula: De Urso et Alveari, one of my favorite fables about the perils of having a bad temper.




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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