Friday, February 20, 2009

Round-Up: February 20

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 Piscatore et Pisciculo, the fable of the fisherman and the little fish.

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, a statement of thrift as true today as it was in ancient Rome: Quod non opus est, asse carum est..

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Vigilo et spero (English: I keep awake and I hope - a motto that is good for students pulling all-nighters while studying for midterms). 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 Ἀνόητος νεοττὸς ἑκὼν δείκνυσι τὴν αὐτοῦ νοσσιάν (English: The foolish chick shows himself poking beyond the nest... a wise proverb where there are plenty of dangerous creatures preying on those chicks!). 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 PAVONE ET GRUE (the debate between the peacock and the crane). 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 36: De Equo et Asello Onusto, the story of what happened to the horse who would not help his companion.




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

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