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July 2007 Blog Posts (38)

Fable of the Day: De Aucupe et fringilla





Title
: De Aucupe et fringilla: The Bird-Catcher and the Finch, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Auceps tetenderat volucribus retia, largamque illis in area effunderat escam, pascentes tamen aves non capiebat, quia sibi videbantur paucae; quibus pastis avolantibus, aliae pastum adveniunt, quas quoque propter paucitatem capere neglexit. Hoc per totum diem ordine servato,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 13, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Urso et Apibus





Title
: De Urso et Apibus: The Bear and The Bees, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Ursus ictus ab ape, tanta ira percitus est ut alvearia, in quibus apes mellificaverant, tota unguibus discerperet. Tunc apes universae, cum domos suas dirui, cibaria auferri, filios necari viderent, facto impetu aculeis ursum invadentes paene necavere, qui ex earum manibus vix elapsus,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 12, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Avibus Scarabeos timentibus

Title: De Avibus Scarabeos timentibus: Birds Frightened of Dung-Beetles, by Abstemius







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Magnus timor aves incesserat, ne Scarabei arcu pilari eas occiderent, a quibus magnam pilarum vim in sterquilinio summo labore fabricatam audierant. Tunc passer: "Nolite (inquit) expavescere. Quo modo enim pilas in nos per aera volantes iacere poterunt, cum eas per terram… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 11, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Cane et Hero

Title: De Cane et Hero: Dog and Master, by Abstemius







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Canem quidam habens quo magis ab illo diligeretur, semper eum suis pascebat manibus, ligatumque solvebat. Ligari autem et verberari iubebat a servo, ut beneficia a se, maleficia autem a servo in illum viderentur esse collata. Aegre autem ferens canis se assidue ligari verberarique aufugit et cum… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 10, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Yay! Yet another social networking site I can obsess over...

We'll see how this goes... at least it's about a thousand times more intellectual than myspace...

Added by R. Allen Snider on July 10, 2007 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Gliribus

Title: De Gliribus quercum eruere volentibus: The Dormice Who Wanted to Fell an Oak Tree, by Abstemius







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Glires quercum arborem glandiferam dentibus eruere destinaverunt, quo paratiorem haberent cibum, ne victus gratia toties ascendere et descendere cogerentur. Sed quidam ex his qui aetate et usu rerum ac prudentia ceteros longe anteibat, eos absterruit,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 9, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

The eClassics Demographic

When eClassics welcomed its hundredth member, I thought it would be fun/interesting to see if there were trends/biases of who was using technology to learn/teach Classics. What I found was that eClassics is a diverse community, mixed in age, gender, level of education, and technical acumen (techumen?). Along with the stats listed below, there are some fun ones. Best name: Romanlegs. Oddest coincidence: Two members are named Kevin Hartley (one in the US and the other in Ireland). Best profile… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 7, 2007 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Testudine et Ranis

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Testudine et Ranis: The Tortoise and The Frogs, by Abstemius





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Testudo conspicata ranas, quae in eodem stagno pascebantur, adeo leves agilesque, ut facile quolibet prosilirent et longissime saltarent,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 6, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Anu daemonem accusante

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Anu daemonem accusante: The Old Woman Accusing A Demon, by Abstemius





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Volunt homines ut plurimum, quando sua culpa aliquid sibi acciderit adversi, in fortunam vel in daemonem culpam conferre, ut se… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 5, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Aural Oral and Textual competition in learning



Hello,

This is my first post here.......and I thought I'd post some ideas I've had about educational approaches to using technology.



I recently read a study about Microsoft Powerpoint, and how apparently it fails as a communication strategy - the listeners pay attention to the visuals, and ignore the accompanying speech, and the one set of information probably interferes with the other. The psychologists who carried out the study suggested that in most cases, the visuals… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on July 5, 2007 at 4:22am — 2 Comments

Fable of the Day: De Canibus Urbanis

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Canibus urbanis villaticum insequentibus: City Dogs Chasing a Country Dog, by Abstemius





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Canes complures urbani quendam villaticum praecipiti insequebantur cursu, quamdiu ille fugit nec repugnare ausus… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 4, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

I thought the ACL conference in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee was a wonderful experience, and I was happy to make the acquaintance of so many passionate teachers of the classics. I am extremely…

I thought the ACL conference in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee was a wonderful experience, and I was happy to make the acquaintance of so many passionate teachers of the classics. I am extremely interested in integrating the classics with technology and was very impressed by the quality and number of the papers discussing technology integration. It is very interesting to learn about all the different hardware, software and internet options available to all of us and see how people have…

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Added by Jerard S. White on July 3, 2007 at 10:29pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Jerard S. White on July 3, 2007 at 12:29pm — No Comments

<strong>Microsoft <em>Surface</em></strong>

Has anybody checked out the new Microsoft Surface--it will revolutionize our coffee tables, our walls, counters, everything--and probably further overindulge our overly-stimulated, technology hungry, little minds! It will revolutionize the ways were interact with technology.…
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Added by Jerard S. White on July 3, 2007 at 11:14am — No Comments

Digital Classicist Panel on ID Approaches to Research and Pedagogy

Here's a quick one: Digital Classicist is based in University College London and conducted two panels on using digital materials in Classics teaching and research. Abstracts from the second panel on digital pedagogy can be read here. Papers include: "New tools for learning and collaborative research: the Digital Classicist Wiki", "A Schema for Teaching Digital… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 3, 2007 at 10:03am — No Comments

ACL Last Day: Arxia Petasos, Neo Petasos

ACL officially ended after the piano singalong reached its logical conclusion of "Auld Lang Syne" (in Latin!). Based on all of the new people who attended (sporting their purple "primum" ribbons) and the comments of the "older" Latin teachers who attended the farewell banquet, it seems that Latin teaching is alive and well and will be well cared for in the hands of a younger generation. I had a delightful breakfast with Tom Sienkewicz this morning, and mentioned that the new generation of… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 2, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Divite Quodam et Servo

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Divite Quodam et Servo: A Rich Man and His Servant , by Abstemius





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Vir erat dives servum habens tardi ingenii, quem regem stultorum solebat nuncupare. Ille his verbis saepius irritatus statuit hero par… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 2, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Heremita

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Heremita virgine aegrotante: The Virgin-Hermit Who Fell Ill, by Abstemius





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Insitum est a natura omni animantium generi, ut rei Venereae libidine incitentur, a qua si qui homines, qui corvo albo… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 1, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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