Monday, March 2, 2009

Round-Up: March 2

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 15, which includes this great Latin anagram (can you guess what it is an anagram of? think "Ave Maria"), Virgo serena, pia, munda et immaculata..

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 our equality in birth and in death: Unus introitus est omnibus ad vitam, et similis exitus..

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Asinus asino et sus sui pulcher (English: One donkey is beautiful to another, one pig is beautiful to another - an animal adaptation, in a scornful tone, of the familiar "to each his own"). 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 Veritatem eme et noli vendere (Proverbs 23:23). You can use the Javascript to include the Vulgate verse of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Δίκη δίκην ἔτικτε, καὶ βλάβη βλάβην (English: Lawsuit begets lawsuit, injury begts injury - the ancient Greeks were also a litigious folk, as we are!). 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 ACCIPITRE COLUMBAM INSEQUENTE (theh story of the man who caught a hawk who was trying to catch a dove). 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 46: De Leone et Vulpe, the story of the fox who escaped the lion's trap.




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