LATIN VIA FABLES: AESOPUS

Aesop's Fables... in Latin!

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Fābula 4: Dē Mūre Urbānō et Mūre Rūsticō (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 17.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 7, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 3: Dē Partu Montium (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 73.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 6, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 2: Dē Cane et Bove (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 29.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 5, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 1: Dē Leaenā et Vulpe (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 32.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

17th-century Latin Prose Fables at GoogleBooks

Entirely by chance (searching for citations for the proverb "bove leporem venari"), I stumbled across an amazing book at GoogleBooks the likes of which I have never seen before anywhere... although those of you who have been following Evan Millner's exploration of Comenius and Latin didactic projects of the 17th century will not be surprised by this kind of book.



Mithologica sacro-profana, seu florilegium fabularum in classes, et locos morales digestum: locis, sententiis,…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on March 29, 2009 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Aesop on sale at Amazon - 40% off! :-)

Somehow the Aesop's fables book has become part of an Amazon promotion; I don't know how long it will last, but it is 40% off at the moment, listed for just $20: Aesop's Fables in Latin - Amazon Promotion.…



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Added by Laura Gibbs on March 27, 2009 at 12:09am — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 21 - five more audio fables!

I've added the audio for five more of the fables, which you can find by visiting the resource page for each fable, or by clicking on the Audio link across the top of this page, which gives you access to the entire playlist. Here are the five fables:



Fable 56: DE ANU ET ANSERE.

Fable 57: DE LEPORE ET TESTUDINE.

Fable 58:…

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Added by Laura Gibbs on March 21, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 20 - The Vivid Imperfective in Latin

In response to an interesting discussion about verbs and verbal aspect on the LatinTeach listserv, I thought I would repost one of my comments there in this open forum. One of the other members, whose name I have removed here, made a great contribution about the importance of aspect over tense in some African-based languages, and that prompted me to share some of my own thoughts about aspect in storytelling, in both Latin and English



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XXX, what you say about "aspect… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 20, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 19 - Ecclesiasticus

As promised, I've started publishing new little essays over in the Audio Latin Proverbs blog, so that there will be a little essay available for each of the proverbs in the Aesop's Fables in Latin book.



For today's proverb, I commented on A deo est omnis medela - the saying comes from the book of Ecclesiasticus, and in the blog post I review some of the MANY names which this wonderful book of the… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 18 - bilingual Twitter

I've been trying a new experiment with Twitter! After getting so many requests for English translations of the Latin proverbs, I decided to create a new Twitter identity, AesopusEnglish, to go with m previous Twitter identity, Aesopus. This way, people can still get a Latin-only feed (Aesopus), which was my original goal. If, however, you want the English… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 18, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 17 - Calidum et frigidum ex eodem ore efflat

As promised, I've started publishing new little essays over in the Audio Latin Proverbs blog, so that there will be a little essay available for each of the proverbs in the Aesop's Fables in Latin book.



Some of the proverbs already had essays in that blog - and you can see the complete list here at the Latin Via Proverbs wiki; there's a link to each essay where available.



For today's proverb, I commented on… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 17, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 16 - Roman Google Calendar

It's the week of my spring break at school, and I am having all kinds of technology fun - this morning, I retooled my Roman Calendar widget, and turned it into a Google Calendar!



You can see the Roman Google Calendar in action on this webpage, which is also where you can grab the Roman Calendar daily widget script: Roman Calendar Widget and Google Calendar.



You'll see that in lieu of using Roman… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 16, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 15 - Proverbia Brevia - Tribus Verbis

Well, you know I couldn't resist - so I have made a 3-word widget to go with my 2-word widget! So here you have the Proverbia Brevia: Tribus Verbis widget!

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 15, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 14 - Proverbs in Latin Via Fables

As thought of you have been reading the Aesop's Fables in Latin book, you know there are proverbs scattered throughout the book. I've created a list here of the proverbs in alphabetical order (that seemed like the easiest way to find them), with links to the wiki for my Latin Via Proverbs book. Not all of them have English translations at the wiki, so if there a proverb you have a questions about, just let me know! There are a few proverbs which I chose for the Aesop book which are not in the… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 14, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 13 - Proverbia Brevia

Okay, this really and truly is my last Latin proverbs widget for a while - someone challenged me to build a widget with proverbs just two words in length (or fewer!). Making liberal use of the Latin motto tradition, I was able to do it - so here you have the Proverbia Brevia widget!…



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Added by Laura Gibbs on March 13, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 12 - Laudator Temporis Acti book review

HOW EXCITING! The Aesop's fables book has gotten a review in Michael Gilleland's Laudator Temporis Acti, which is one of my very favorite blogs to read. Mike always has wonderful little gems to share from Greek, Latin and English literature, so I knew Aesop would be in good hands with him - and he found a lovely quote from William Hazlitt about the joys of reading Aesop. For the review, visit… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 12, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 11 - Latin Via Proverbs blog

I have finally gotten around to cleaning up the 300+ blog posts in the Latin Via Proverbs blog which I worked on a few years ago, and have not really posted to on a regular basis since then. What a relief! I should be able to start posting there again now that I've got it cleaned up. If you have to notice any strangely formatted posts there (either with way too many blank spaces between paragraphs... or not paragraphs at all), please let me… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 11, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 10 - back-up day

Today is my back-up day, when I go through my PBWiki wikis, my Blogger.com blogs, and my Del.icio.us bookmarks and make back-up copies to save on my hard drive.



Do I think I will really need these backups? No, probably not! I am very confident that PBWiki, Blogger.com and Del.icio.us will be around for a while. It's probably more likely that I will experience a hard-drive failure before I experience some kind of failure using these online tools.



At the same time: better… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 10, 2009 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 8 - the "combined proverbs" widget

Now that's I've got five nice little proverb scripts that feature different kinds of Latin proverbs, I thought I would make up a combined script, where it pulls one of those five at random! So, here's the result:



Random Latin Proverbs



ENJOY! By combining the 5 scripts like this, it's pulling on over 1500 possible proverbs! :-)…



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Added by Laura Gibbs on March 8, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Ning Diary: March 7 - one more proverb script - people, places and gods

Here's one more Latin proverb script! This time it is based on proper names - people, places, gods, etc.



These are proverbs I have tended not to include in the other Latin proverb widgets since they depend on some specialized knowledge - unless you know who or what the proper name refers to, the meaning of the proverb is not something you can just figure out on your own. I'll be writing up a quick note about each one in the daily Round-Up of the Bestiaria Latina blogs, so by the end… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on March 7, 2009 at 11:39pm — No Comments

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