Saturday, February 14, 2009

Round-Up: February 14

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.

Saint Valentine. Yes, in addition to the romance and candy, February 14 is also the commemoration of Saint Valentine. You can read about that here in the Ordo of the Latin Mass from breviary.net: Sanctus Valentinus.

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: Cura facit canos - and this was definitely a week that gave me some grey hairs - I don't know about the rest of you! :-)

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Magnus liber magnum malum (English: A big book is a big evil - a saying famous also in Greek as "mega biblion, mega kakon"). 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 Ἐις μελίττας ἐκώμασας (English: You've rushed headlong into the bees - a moral that could be applied to the fable of the bear and the bees!). 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 LEAENA ET VULPE (the debate between the fox and the lioness about quality versus quantity - which echoes the theme of today's Latin proverb, of course). 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 played "Good Samaritan" to a wolf.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is Fabula: De Mure et Rana, the story of the war between the mouse and the frog, so marvelously illustrated by Barlow:




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

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