Friday, March 6, 2009

Round-Up: March 6

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 19, which contains this great saying about the virtues of silence: Silentium stultorum virtus.

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 contentment: Laetus sorte tua vives sapienter.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Nemo cum sarcinis enatat (English: No one swims away with his bundles - good advice for a literal shipwreck, but also for the metaphorical shipwrecks we might all face!). 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 Cavete a scribis (Mark 12:38). 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 Optat ephippia bos piger, optat arare caballus (English: The lazy ox wants a pack saddle, while the horse wants to plow - a saying you can find in Horace). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὀῖνος καὶ παῖδες ἀληθεῖς (English: Wine and children are true - an amplified variation of the famous in vino veritas). 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 VULPE ET LUPO (the story of the fox in the well who hopes for help from a passing wolf). 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 De Piscatore et Pisciculo, the story of the fisherman who caught a very tiny fish.




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

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