Saturday, February 28, 2009

Round-Up: February 28

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 Latin Via Proverbs: Group 13, which includes this wonderful saying: Nunc nox, mox lux.

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, the equivalent of grabbing a tiger by the tail, but this time it's a wolf by the ears: Lupum auribus teneo.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Labor gloriae pater (English: Hard work is the father of fame - as a hard-working person, I hope this one turns out to be true, ha ha). 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 Πίθηκος ὁ πίθηκος, κἂν χρύσεα σύμβολα ἔχῃ (English: A monkey is a monkey, even if he is wearing gold medals - a great proverb alluding to the Aesop's fable about the kingdom of the monkeys). 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 AUCUPE ET PALUMBE (the story of the birdcatcher and the dove... and a snake in the grass, too!). 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 44: De Mure et Rana, the story of the war between the mouse and the frog, which you can see dramatically depicted in this illustration: watch out for the kite overhead!




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

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