Saturday, February 21, 2009

Round-Up: February 21

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 Vulpe Sine Cauda, the story of just how much misery loves company!

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's one of my very favorite Latin sayings, in fact: Non volat in buccas assa columba tuas..

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Inter pygmaeos regnat nanus (English: Among the pygmies, the dwarf is king - and as you can tell from the "y" in the Latin word, the mythological pygmies were a product of the Greek imagination as far back as Homer's times). 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 Νόσος φιλίας ἡ κολακεία (English: Flattery is friendship's illness... so true: when in fact it is honesty we could most value from our friends!). 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 AVIBUS ET QUADRUPEDIBUS (the story of the bat's treachery in the war of the birds and the beasts). 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 37: De Leone et Mure, the story of the foolish mouse who thought he would like to marry a lion!




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

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