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August 2007 Blog Posts (29)

Fable of the Day: De Asino

Title: De Asino, qui hero ingrato serviebat: The Donkey, who served an ungrateful master, by Abstemius







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Asinus, qui viro cuidam ingrato multos annos inoffenso pede servierat, semel, ut fit, dum sarcina pressus gravi et salebrosa incedit via, sub onere ceciderat. Tum dominus implacabilis multis verberibus surgere compellebat, pigrum animal et ignavum… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 31, 2007 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Mure

Title: De Mure, qui cum fele amicitiam contrahere volebat: The Mouse who wanted to make friends with the cat, by Abstemius







Latin Text:





Mures complures in cavo parietis commorantes contemplabantur felem, quae in tabulato capite demisso et tristi vultu recumbebat. Tunc unus ex eis: Hoc animal, inquit, benignum admodum et mite videtur. Vultu enim ipso sanctimoniam… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 30, 2007 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Places to See in Second Life

Some places to go in Second Life to explore the possibilities of embodied virtual learning (and some are even Classics-relevant!)



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Added by Shawn Graham on August 30, 2007 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Fable of the Day: De Asino

Title: De Asino laborum finem non inveniente: The Donkey not finding any end to his labors, by Abstemius







Latin Text:





Asinus hiberno tempore plurimum angebatur, quod nimio afficeretur frigore et durum palearum haberet victum, quare vernam temperiem et teneras herbas optabat. Sed cum ver advenisset, cogereturque a domino qui figulus erat, argillam in aream et ligna ad… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 29, 2007 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De nuce, asino et muliere

Title: Quod nuci, asino et mulieri prosunt verbera: Walnut, Donkey and Woman Whipped, by Abstemius







Latin Text:





Mulier quaedam interrogabat nucem secus viam natam quae a praetereunte populo saxis impetebatur, quare esset ita amens ut quo pluribus maioribusque verberibus caederetur eo plures praestantioresque fructus procrearet? Cui iuglans: es ne, inquit, proverbii… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 28, 2007 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Response to the AIA/APA Task Force on Electronic Publications' Final Report

The Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association (AIA and APA, respectively) produced a report on electronic publications which included several recommendations on how to better manage electronic scholarship, on-line peer-review, and also included a call to develop "high-quality, non-commercial digital library of Latin texts". The Final Report was released as a PDF file on March 31, 2007, and can be accessed from… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on August 27, 2007 at 9:06am — No Comments

Implementing Latin text messaging as a pedagogical tool

Implementing Latin text messaging as a pedagogical tool



Version 1.3

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SMS messaging using the predictive text

input of the T9 dictionary that exists on many models of cell phone/mobile

phone has the potential to be a very

powerful learning tool:



Writing words out into the mobile phone has the advantage of not being mindless repetition for…

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Added by Molendinarius on August 26, 2007 at 7:55am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Viro clusteria recusante

Title: De Viro clusteria recusante: The Man Who Refused An Enema, by Abstemius







Latin Text:





Vir quidam natione Germanus, dives admodum, aegrotabat, ad quem curandum plures accesserant medici (ad mel enim catervatim convolant muscae) quorum unus inter cetera dicebat opus esse clusteribus, si vellet convalescere. Quod cum vir huiusmodi insuetus medicinae audiret, furore… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 24, 2007 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Viro Zelotypo

Title: De Viro Zelotypo, qui uxorem dederat custodiendam: The Jealous Husband, who handed over his wife for safe-keeping, by Abstemius







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Vir Zelotypus uxorem, quam parum pudice vivere compererat, cuidam amico, cui plurimum fidebat, dederat custodiendam, ingentem pollicitus pecuniam, si eam ita diligenter observaret, ut nullo modo coniugalem violaret copulam.… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 23, 2007 at 7:51pm — No Comments

A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE READING OF LATIN PROSE AND POETRY.

This article is intended for use as a student handout. Please feel free to reproduce it.

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A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE READING OF LATIN PROSE AND…

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Added by Molendinarius on August 23, 2007 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

It never rains , it pours.

Two Classical Greek podcasts start up in the same week:



Seumas Macdonald in Australia and I have both started recording podcasts using the Greek Ollendorff , which teaches Classical Greek through the progressive question-answer format invented by Jean Manesca, and popularized by Ollendorff.



: As you may know, I run a small suite of sites using Ollendorff's textbooks:… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 23, 2007 at 4:43am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Adolescente canente

Title: De Adolescente in funere matris canente: About the Young Man who sang at his mother's funeral, by Abstemius







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Vir quidam defunctam uxorem, quae ad sepulchrum efferebatur, lacrimis et fletibus prosequebatur, filius vero eius canebat. Qui, cum a patre increparetur ut amens et insanus qui in matris funere cantaret cum una secum maestus esse et flere… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 21, 2007 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De muliere

Title: De Muliere, quae pro viro mori se velle dicebat: The Woman, who said she wanted to die in place of her husband, by Abstemius







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Matrona quaedam admodum pudica et viri amantissima, aegre ferebat maritum adversa valetudine detineri. Lamentabatur, ingemiscebat et ut suum in virum amorem testaretur, rogabat mortem,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 20, 2007 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Avibus

Title: De Avibus plures reges eligere volentibus: The Birds wanting to elect more kings, by Abstemius







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Aves consultabant de pluribus regibus eligendis cum aquila tantos volucrum greges sola regere non posset fecissentque voto satis nisi cornicis monitu a tali consilio destituissent. Quae cum causa rogaretur cur non plures reges duceret eligendos, quia… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 17, 2007 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Viro maligno et Daemone

Title: De Viro maligno et Daemone: The Wicked man and The Devil, by Abstemius







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Vir malignus cum plurima perpetrasset scelera et saepius captus et carcere conclusus arctissima et pervigili custodia teneretur, Daemonis auxilium implorat qui saepenumero ei adfuit et e multis eum periculis liberavit. Tandem iterum deprehenso et solitum auxilium imploranti… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 16, 2007 at 11:36am — No Comments

History of "Modern Language" Latin teaching.

I've been doing some research into the development of the idea of

teaching the classical languages using modern intuitive methods.



An early 'modern method' teacher, called Jean Manesca, appears to have written the first fully

developed modern language course in the early 1820's - designed for

French, he was keen to see it adopted for the classics, and actively

promoted the idea. His "Oral system of teaching Living Languages Illustrated by a Practical Course of… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 14, 2007 at 5:36pm — 3 Comments

Fable of the Day: De Amne

Title: De Amne suum fontem conviciis lacessente: About the Stream who harangued its spring with complaints, by Abstemius







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Amnis quidam suum conviciis fontem lacessebat ut inertem qui immobilis staret nec ullos haberet pisces, se autem plurimum commendabat quod optimos crearet pisces et per valles blando murmure serperet. Indignatus fons in amnem velut… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 14, 2007 at 9:28am — No Comments

Working Hard

Still working hard on the podcasts. I've re-jigged most of the images for Latinum, giving the site a new look. I've used my photos from Berlin and Potsdam, for the most part.



While looking for material to make a Latin-French version of the Latinum podcast, I came across a book by Jean Manesca, which apparently served as the model for Ollendorff. Manesca's appears to have been the first 'intuitive' language course written - the grand-daddy of them all. Ollendorff follows Manesca very… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 14, 2007 at 6:26am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Asino et Scurra

Title: De Asino et Scurra: The Donkey and The Buffoon, by Abstemius







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Asinus indigne ferens scurram quendam honorari et pulchris vestibus amiciri quia magnos ventris edebat sonos, ad magistratus accessit petens ne se minus quam scurram honorare vellent. Et cum magistratus admirantes eum interrogarent cur se ita honore dignum duceret, inquit: "Quia maiores… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 13, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Aesop's Fables Widgets

There's no fable of the day today because I've spent the afternoon working on my Schoolhouse Widgets for the Fall semester. There are two fable widgets in particular that might interest folks here - one in English, and one with the Latin texts. You can add these widgets to any webpage that allows javascript. If you have a Blogger.com blog, you can add them with a single click! I've also got Google Gadget versions available for most of these, for any of using iGoogle (fun!) as your browser… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 10, 2007 at 4:41pm — No Comments

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