Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Round-Up: March 10

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 23, which includes this wonderful saying about the bathhouse keeper's poor donkey: Asinus balneatoris numquam particeps balnei.

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: Qui sibi nequam est, cui bonus erit?.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Leonina societas periculorum plena (English: An alliance with a lion is full of dangers - as perfectly shown in the Aesop's fable of the lion's share). 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.

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Non est aliquid absconditum quod non manifestetur (Mark 4:22). You can use the Javascript to include the Vulgate verse of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog.

Latin Animal Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Vulpes non iterum capitur laqueo (English: The fox is not captured a second time in the trap - in other words, the fox learns from her mistakes!). You can use the Javascript to include the Animal Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog.

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Sus cum Minerva certamen suscepit (English: The pig has entered into a contest with Athena - a saying based on the notorious enmity between Athena and the pig; Athena preferred heifers as her sacrifice, and a pig would hardly be worthy to enter into any kind of contest with the goddess). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proper name proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὓς πότ' Ἀθηναίαν ἔριν ἤρισεν (English: The pig entered into a rivalry with Athena - quite entirely by accident, the proverb for today in Greek is a version of the Latin saying above!). 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 De Lupo et Agno, the story of the wolf and the lamb at the stream.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE LUPO ET SUE (a fable about a pig who is definitely nobody's fool!). 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.




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