Friday, February 13, 2009

Round-Up: February 13

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 Formica et Columba, the story of how two tiny animals cooperated to each other's mutual benefit.

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: Annosae frustra cornici retia tendis (I think I can quality as a cornix annosa, ha ha).

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Sto super vias antiquas (English: I stand upon the old ways - a good motto for all of us "antiquarians"). 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 Ὀυθ' ὕεται, οὐθ' ἡλιοῦται (English: It is neither raining, nor is it sunny - a saying you can take literally about the weather, or metaphorically, about a "middle way" between the two extremes). 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 CERVO IN BOVIUM STABULO (the story of the stag who tried to hide in the oxen's stable). 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 30: Lupus et Grus, the story of the crane who foolishly provided first aid to a wolf.




Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.

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