Monday, February 9, 2009

Round-Up: February 9

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 Testudine et Aquila, the unusual story about the turtle who wanted to run a race with the eagle.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's a wise saying from the Gospels: Ne mittatis margaritas vestras ante porcos..

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Longa est vita si plena est (English: Life is long, if it is full - a philosophy near and dear to my heart; I come from a family of people who often live longer, even much longer, than they would have wanted to - so I'm not one to celebrate longevity for its own sake, as our society often does). 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 Παρὰ τὰ δεινὰ φρονιμώτερος (English: After terrible events, more cautious - I like this use of Greek "deina," the same root you see in the word "dinosaurs," the terrible lizards). 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 26: Lupus et Sus, the story of the wolf who wanted to be a midwife to the sow.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE RANIS ET EARUM REGE (the famous story of the frogs who thought they wanted a king). 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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