Sunday, February 8, 2009

Round-Up: February 8

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 Leone et Mure, the story of what happened when a mouse wanted to marry the lion's daughter.

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: Ignavis semper feriae sunt. (a saying which makes a great companion to the fable of the heifer below).

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Mali corvi malum ovum (English: Bad egg from a bad crow - a saying that Erasmus applied to explain why a bad teacher can never produce good students!). 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 Κυνί δίδως ἄχυρα, ὄνῳ δ' ὀστέα (English: You're giving straw to the dog, and bones to the donkey - something like mixing apples and oranges, but far worse indeed!). 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.

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 24: Vitula et Bos, the story of the heifer who was surprised by what happened when the holiday arrived (as for me, on Saturday I always feel like the ox let free from the yoke, ha ha).

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE HERINACEIS VIPERAS HOSPITES EIICIENTIBUS (a wonderful story about some wicked hedgehogs). 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.




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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