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September 2007 Blog Posts (23)

On-Line Social Networks and Classics Teachers/Classical Archaeologists

After reading a recent Antiquist discussion list post from eClassics member Sebastian Heath of the American Numismatic Society (and long-time friend of technology) regarding open publishing of the pottery finds of Troy (with colleague Billur Tekkok), I began to think about how one could apply on-line social networks to a variety of Classics cliques. I am currently writing an article on this, but thought I could sum up two major uses for both Classics teachers and archaeologists of any… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on September 30, 2007 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: Passer ad Leporem (Phaedrus)

Title: Passer ad Leporem: The Sparrow to the Rabbit, by Phaedrus. For parallel versions, see Perry 473.

Sibi non cavere et aliis consilium dare

stultum esse paucis ostendamus versibus.

Oppressum ab aquila, fletus edentem graves,

leporem obiurgabat passer "Ubi pernicitas

nota" inquit "illa est? Quid ita…

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 27, 2007 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: Herus et Canes (Osius)

Title: Herus et canes: The Master and The Dogs, by Hieronymus Osius (1575). For parallel versions, see Perry 52.


Tempestate domi quidam cogente latebat

Rusticus, haec ergo longa quod esset hiems:

Et mactavit Oves, et quorum servit aratro

Robur, ut inde cibos…

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 26, 2007 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De cane et ovibus

Title: De Cane oves domini sui occidente, a quo suspensus est: The Dog who slew his master's sheep and was hanged by him , by Abstemius

Latin Text:

Pastor quidem cani oves suas dederat custodiendas, optimis illum pascens cibis. At ille saepe aliquam ovem occidebat. Quod cum pastor animadvertisset, canem capiens, eum volebat occidere. Cui canis: Quid me (inquit)… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 25, 2007 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: Leo socius (Phaedrus)

Numquam est fidelis cum potente societas.

Testatur haec fabella propositum meum.

Vacca et capella et patiens ovis iniuriae

socii fuere cum leone in saltibus.

Hi cum cepissent cervum vasti corporis,

sic est locutus partibus factis leo:

"Ego primam tollo nomine hoc quia rex cluo;

secundam, quia sum consors, tribuetis mihi;

tum, quia plus valeo, me sequetur tertia;

malo adficietur si quis quartam tetigerit".

Sic totam praedam sola…

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 21, 2007 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De leone et mure (Barlow)

Title: De leone et mure: Lion and Mouse, from Barlow's Aesop (his source in turn was our friend Abstemius)

Leo laqueo captus, cum ita se irretitum videret, ut nullis viribus sese explicare potuit. Murem rogavit, ut abroso laqueo eum liberaret, promittens tanti beneficii se non futurum immemorem, quod cum Mus prompte fecisset, Leonem rogavit… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 20, 2007 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Asino et Lupis

Title: De Asino aegrotante et Lupis visitantibus: About the Donkey who is ill and the wolves who come to visit, by Abstemius

** Update: Crossword Puzzle added. **

Latin Text:

Asinus aegrotabat, famaque exierat eum cito moriturum; ad eum igitur visendum cum lupi canesque venissent, peterentque a filio, quomodo pater eius se haberet, ille per ostii rimulam… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 18, 2007 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Asinus et Catulus (Osius)

Title: Asinus et Catulus - Donkey and Puppy, by Hieronymus Osius

Esse videbat herum Catulo delirus amicum,

Qui stolidi pecoris crimen Asellus habet;

Saepius huic recipi gremio cum cerneret illum,

Sperat idem stulte posse licere sibi.

Assultaret hero persuasit inepta cupido,

Iamque ad blanditias ingeniosus erat.

Sed movet usus herum perverso more placendi,

Corrigat ut…

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 18, 2007 at 7:04pm — No Comments

livy's rome history

i'm currently reading livy's rome history, Ab Urbe condita

in wikipedia i found 2 links where you can found it, to read in english and latin.

i'm reading books from 21 to 25 (second punic war), in spanish

before i had read goldsworthy "punic war", mommsen, gibbon, ....

by now, the part i like… Continue

Added by manuel on September 18, 2007 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Space and Bibliography

From my main blog - which might be of interest to folks over here:

"In my research, I have often wished to know what kinds of archaeological projects were going on in a given region.

This usually involved a bibliographical search on various names

describing the region or place names I know within the region.

Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I know the name of the principle…

Added by Shawn Graham on September 18, 2007 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

Fable of the Day: De patre hortante filium

Title: De patre filium ad virtutes frustra hortante: A Father, urging his son, in vain, to practice the virtues , by Abstemius

Latin Text:

Pater quidam filium, vitiis deditum, multis horabatur verbis, ut derelicta vitiorum via virtutibus invigilaret, quae ei laudem et decus erant pariturae. Cui filius: Frustra, inquit, pater, ad haec facienda hortaris: multos enim… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 17, 2007 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Lupo ovis pelle induto

Title: De Lupo ovis pelle induto, qui gregem devorabat: The Wolf in sheep's clothing, who devoured the flock, by Abstemius

Latin Text:

Lupus ovis pelle indutus, ovium se immiscuit gregi, quotidieque aliquam ex eis occidebat. Quod cum pastor animadvertisset, illum in altissima arbore suspendit: interrogantibus autem ceteris pastoribus, cur ovem suspendisset, aiebat:… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 14, 2007 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Agricola et Poeta

Title: De Agricola quodam et Poeta: A Certain Farmer and a Poet, by Abstemius

Latin Text:

Agricola quidam ad Poetam accedens, cuius agros colebat, cum eum inter libros solum offendisset, interrogavit eum quo pacto ita solus vivere posset? Cui ille: Solus, inquit, tantum esse coepi, postquam te huc contulisti. Haec indicat fabula, eruditos viros, qui doctissimorum… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 13, 2007 at 7:37pm — No Comments


I am extremely lazy when it comes to reading long blog posts, and so it's ironic that I'm about to spew one forth, but I am just too

fired up to hold back...hopefully someone will care to read my

ramblings, because I just can't say enough about how happy I am that I

went to the Rusticatio Californiana this summer...I never expected that

it would turn out to be so significant in my development as a Latin


The Rusticatio completely changed my perspective… Continue

Added by Anna Andresian on September 13, 2007 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

New Blog on Teaching Language in Second Life

August 1, 2007, marked the debut of Avatar Languages, a blog dedicated to the study and theory of teaching language using the virtual world Second Life. Recent posts include links to places to go in Second Life to eavesdrop (and talk with) native languages speakers, teaching English as a second language in Second Life, and creating Second Life-themed webquests. Check the archives on eClassics for past blog… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on September 12, 2007 at 9:48am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Sene

Title: De Sene ob impotentiam libidinem carnis relinquente: The Old Man who gave up his carnal pleasures on account of impotence, by Abstemius

Latin Text:

Vir quidam, sanctitate praeditus singulari, senem quendam admonebat, ut tandem vitium libidinis dimitteret, cui vehementer insudarat. Cui senex: Obtemperabo, inquit, pater sancte, sanctissimis optimisque… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 11, 2007 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Latin in the Science Classroom

Today I taught two introductory science classes, where I approached the subject linguistically.

Firstly, I drew a nut on the board, labelled the shell, as shell, and the kernel, as kernel. This was a chemistry into class, so I labelled the kernel as the nucleus.

I then drew a model of an atom, and labelled it the same way, explaining that the shell of an atom was a place, not a thing.

In my intro Bio class today I drew exactly the same nut, but I wrote skin/shell,… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on September 11, 2007 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Lepore

Title: De Lepore sese Vulpi praeferente ob pedum velocitatem: The Rabbit boasting about his swift-footedness to the Fox, by Abstemius

Latin Text:

Lepus sese dignum reputabat, qui vulpi praeferretur, quoniam longe illam pedum pernicitate superabat. Tunc vulpes: At ego, inquit, ingenium sum sortita praestantius, quo saepius quam tu pernicitate tua, canes eludo. Haec… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 10, 2007 at 9:55am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Erinaceo et Vipera

Title: De Erinaceo Viperam hospitem eiiciente: The Hedgehog who tossed out his host, the Viper, by Abstemius

Latin Text:

Erinaceus hiemem adventare praesentiens, blande Viperam rogavit, ut in propria illius caverna adversus vim frigoris locum sibi concederet. Quod cum illa fecisset, erinaceus huc atque illuc se provolvens spinarum acumine viperam pungebat, et… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 7, 2007 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Latin eLearning game development with Alice 2.0 platform

I downloaded and installed Alice 2.0 yesterday and created my first 30-second animated movie (tribe of Persian zombie mercenaries on the battlefield) to try out many of its features. For those of you who don't know, Alice 2.0 is an open source, versatile, easy-to-use introductory platform for developing 3-D games, movies and virtual worlds. It was developed by Carnegie Mellon University as a toolkit for programmers new to game design, and to introduce… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on September 7, 2007 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

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