Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Round-Up: February 4

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 Cervo in Bovium Stabulo, the story of the stag who tried to hide in the oxen's stable.

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 proverb you can take in quite different ways, depending whether the "things" referred to in the proverb are good things or bad ones: Ex minimis initiis magna.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Tanti homo est sine amico, quanti corpus absque spiritu est (English: A person without a friend is worth as much as a body without breath - a great saying that also illustrates the "genitive of price" construction in Latin, with tanti...quanti here). 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 Ζυγὸν μὴ ὑπερβαίνειν (English: Don't exceed the measured balance - with Greek ζυγόν referring here not to a yoke but rather metaphorically to the balance beam of a scale or measure). 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 CATTO ET VULPE (the story of the cat with his one trick, and the fox with her boastful bag of tricks). 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 21: Equus et Asinus, the story of the humble donkey and the haughty horse.




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