Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Round-Up: March 3

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 16, which includes this profound reflection on life and death: Mors certa, hora incerta..

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 the dangers of being exhausted (something all students and teachers can relate to!): Bos lassus fortius figit pedem..

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Manus digiti coaequales non sunt, omnes tamen usui (English: The fingers of the hand are not equal, but all are useful - a genius metaphor for diversity and unity, I think!). 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 Si quis te percusserit in dextera maxilla tua, praebe illi et alteram (Matt. 5:39). 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 Ἀετὸν ἵπτασθαι διδάσκεις (English: You are teaching an eagle to fly... in other words: you are wasting your time, because the eagle already knows - probably far better than you do!). 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 VULPECULA ET CICONIA (the wonderful story of how the stork outfoxed the fox). 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 47: De Vulpe, Cane et Gallo, the story of how the rooster outfoxed the fox (the poor fox is having a hard time in both of today's fables, as you can see!).




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