Friday, February 6, 2009

Round-Up: February 6

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 Equo et Asello Onusto, an Aesop's fable that teaches a very powerful lesson about helping your neighbor to carry his load, metaphorically speaking.

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 about the dangerous of overeating: Multa fercula, multos morbos.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Lupus in fabula (English: The wolf in conversation... which is the Latin equivalent of "speak of the devil"). 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 Βότρυς πρὸς βότρυν πιπαίνεται (English: One cluster of grapes ripens next to another... to which you can compare the Latin proverb, made famous by its use in Lonesome Dove, Uva uvam videndo varia fit). 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 ANU ET ANCILLIS (one of my very favorite Aesop's fables, warning you to be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it!). 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 23: Lupus in Ovis Pelle, the story of the wolf who wore sheep's clothing.

Alciatus - Emblemata: Here is the Alciato emblem for this week: Alciato CLVIII: Terminus, a poem about the "terminus" that is fixed for everyone's lifetime. You can use the Javascript to include the emblem of the week automatically each day on your webpage or blog (or you can display the 52 emblems at random).




Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com. DUE TO AN ERROR AT BOLCHAZY-CARDUCCI, the book's publishers, the Amazon listing may read "unavailable." I hope to have this error corrected soon.

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