Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Round-Up: April 7

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.

HODIE: ante diem septimum Idus Apriles. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.

TODAY'S PODCAST:

Heri Hodie Cras Podcast: Today's audio podcast is Latin Via Proverbs: Group 46, which features this saying recently made famous by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Nigro rarior cycno (More rare than a black swan).

TODAY'S PROVERBS:

You can get access to all the proverb of the day scripts (also available as random proverb scripts) at the SchoolhouseWidgets.com website.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed of Latin proverbs which I "tweet" while I am online each day (in English, too). Here's a recent one that sounds great in Latin with such nice sound play: In libris libertas (English: In books there is freedom).

Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is Omne vivum ex ovo (English: Every living thing comes from an egg - an important Latin maxim in the history of science). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

Proverbium Perbreve of the Day: Today's two-word proverb is Serva modum (English: Keep the measure - in other words, don't go to 'immoderate' excess).

Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is Alia aliis placent (English: Some things please some people, other things please other people - although it comes out much more elegantly in the Latin).

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Novos caelos et novam terram expectamus, in quibus iustitia habitat (II Peter 3:13). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

Latin Animal Proverb of the Day: Today's animal proverb is Minervam sus docet (English: The pig is teaching Minerva... which is to say, the pig is probably not in much of a position to teach the goddess of wisdom much of anything).

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Extra Troiam et intra peccatur (English: Mistakes are made both inside Troy and outside... as we all know from reading the Iliad!).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Κακοῦ κόρακος κακὸν ὠόν (English: A bad egg from a bad crow... which is to say: very bad indeed!). If you look at the Greek Proverb of the Day widget, you'll see it comes with a Latin translation, too.

TODAY'S FABLES:

Aesopus Ning: Fables with Macrons: By popular request, I'm marking up the fables from Barlow's Aesop with macrons. So, today's fable with macrons is Fābula 3: Dē Partu Montium, the story of the ominous mountain rumbles without much to show for it in the end.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE ANU ET ANSERE (the story of the goose that laid the golden eggs). 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 for this fable, where you will find links to the text, commentary, and 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 Rana et Vulpe, the story of the would-be frog physician. Here's the fox making fun of that frog, of course:




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