Monday, March 9, 2009

Round-Up: March 9

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 22, which includes Jerome's observation about the language of scriptures: et verborum ordo mysterium est.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's one from today with a nod to Balaam and his donkey: Asina Balaam admonet.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Aqua et panis est vita canis (English: A dog's life is water and bread - although the English doesn't have the charm of the Latin, which rhymes!). 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 Caritas omnia suffert, omnia credit, omnia sperat, omnia sustinet (I Cor. 13:7). 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 Perdimus anguillam dum manibus stringimus illam (English: We lose the eel when we squeeze it in our hands - another rhyming proverb!). 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 Cereri sacrificant (English: They are sacrificing to Ceres - a saying used when the wine had run out at a party, since wine was not used in the sacrifices to Ceres). 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 Θυμοῦ λόγος ἰατρός (English: Speech is the doctor of anger). 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 AUCUPE ET PERDICE (the story of a bird willing to do anything to save 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 De Tubicine Captivo, the story of the trumpeter taken captive in war.




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