Sunday, March 1, 2009

Round-Up: March 1

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 Latin Via Proverbs: Group 14, which includes this great saying about the Golden Mean: Mediocritas optima est.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's one for all the scholars among us: Scientia potentia.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Tranquillo quilibet gubernator est (English: When it's calm, anybody can be the helmsman - a very nice example of the Latin word gubernator, which gives us the word "governor," "govern," etc.). 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 Εἰρήνη γεωργὸν κἂν πέτραις τρέφει καλῶς· πόλεμος δὲ κἂν πεδίωι κακῶς ἔφυ (English: Peace nourishes the farmer nicely even where there are rocks; war badly, even when the field is smooth). 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 CICONIA (the story of the stork pleading for her life). 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 45: De Leone Sene, the story of the donkey's revenge on the old lion.




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

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