Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Round-Up: February 3

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.

Ning Blog: I've posted something that might be of interest in my Ning Blog - they are page samples from the Aesop's fables book. Someone asked me just how the book was laid out exactly, and I thought this would be the best way to show just how that works! (It's a very useful layout, I think, especially for beginning and intermediate Latin students who need help with vocabulary and grammar while they read.)

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's one of my favorite sayings about learning from your mistakes: Nocumentum documentum.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Nec caput nec pedes habet (English: It hasn't got a head or feet - in other words, I can't make heads or tails out of it!). 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 Σίδηρον πλεῖν διδάσκεις (English: You're trying to teach iron to swim... in other words: you are wasting your time!). 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 AGRICOLA ET FILIIS (the story of how the farmer taught his sons the importance of sticking together - a famous story, although one that people do not always associate with Aesop's fables). 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 20: Leo Amatorius, the story of the lion in love.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is Fabula: De Sene et Morte, the story of the old man who called upon Death.




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

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