Thursday, February 26, 2009

Round-Up: February 26

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 great saying for teachers: Bis discit qui docet.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Plures necat gula quam gladius (English: The gullet kills more than the sword... and that was even before fast food was invented!). 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 Ἐκ τῶν αὐτῶν τραγῳδία γίνεται καὶ κωμῳδία γραμμάτων (English: Tragedies are made from the same letters of the alphabet as comedies are - one of my favorite proverbs in Apostolius!). 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 LUPIS ET OVIBUS (the story of the misbegotten peace treaty between the sheep and the wolves). 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 42: De Iuvene et Hirundine, the story of the young man who did not realize that "one swallow does not make a summer!"




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