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October 2007 Blog Posts (22)

Fable of the Day: De Sole et Vento (Barlow)

Sol et Aquilo certabant uter sit fortior. Conventum est experiri vires in Viatorem, ut palmam ferat qui excusserit Viatoris manticam. Boreas horrisono turbine Viatorem aggreditur. At ille non desistit, amictum gradiendo duplicans. Assumit vires Sol qui, nimbo paulatim evicto, totos emolitur radios. Incipit Viator aestuare, sudare, anhelare. Tandem progredi nequiens, sub frondoso nemore, obiecta mantica, resedit et ita Soli victoria contingebat.



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Added by Laura Gibbs on October 31, 2007 at 7:06pm — No Comments

On-Line Courses on How to Use/Create Podcasts, Wikis, and Second Life for Education

The Consultants-E is an educational company specializing in distance learning and foreign language study. They do offer on-line courses, many of which are given on the island of EduNation2 in Second Life. I received their course schedule this morning and thought I would pass it on to you if you are interested in learning more about wikis, podcasts, and educating via Second Life.



WIKIS

Dates: 15 - 30 November 2007

Time: 10 hours… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 30, 2007 at 8:52am — 3 Comments

Fable of the Day: De Avibus et Quadrupedibus (Barlow)

Avibus cum Bestiis asperrima pugna erat, utrimque spes, utrimque ingens metus, utrimque periculum, cum Vespertilio, relictis sociis, ad hostem defecit. Ad postremum vincunt aves, duce et auspice Aquila. Transfugam vero Vespertilionem damnant, ut nunquam iterum inter Aves numeretur, nec amplius in luce videatur. Et haec causa est, cur Vespertilio nunquam, nisi nocte, volat.



You will notice a new format here! This is because I am now finalizing

materials for the edition of… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on October 29, 2007 at 6:42pm — No Comments

....so I thought, 'hey! a wiki might work _this_ time!'...



I've tried now, in two classes (one at an online university, the other at an online high school), to use wikis and collaborative writing as part of my formative assessment. The online university was asynchronous, the highschool was synchronous. Both did not work out very well, but for very different reasons.



I think it was James Paul Gee who coined the phrase 'digital natives', ie, our students are immersed in digital media, they understand it intuitively, and we, as 'digital… Continue

Added by Shawn Graham on October 25, 2007 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

Fable of the Day: De Cane et Bove (Barlow)

In praesepi, feni pleno, decumbebat Canis; venit Bos ut comedat fenum, cum Canis, confestim sese erigens, tota voce elatravit. Cui Bos, "Dii te, cum ista tua invidia, perdant," inquit, "nec enim feno ipse vesceris, nec me vesci sines."



You will notice a new format here! This is because I am now finalizing

materials for the edition of Aesop's fables that I'll be publishing

with Bolchazy-Carducci, based on Barlow's Aesop of 1687.



Here is the vocabulary for the… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on October 24, 2007 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De cane mordaci (Barlow)

Cani, saepius homines mordenti, illigavit Dominus nolam, scilicet ut sibi quisque caveret. Canis, ratus virtuti suae tributum hoc decus esse, populares omnes despicit. Accedit tandem ad hunc Canem aliquis, iam aetate et auctoritate gravis, monens eum ne erret. "Nam ista nola," inquit, "data est tibi in dedecus, non in decus."



You will notice a new format here! This is because I am now finalizing

materials for the edition of Aesop's fables that I'll be publishing

with… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on October 23, 2007 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Field Report from the Chicago Colloquium for Digital Humanities, Day Two

The second (and final day) of the DHCS Colloquium ran from 9 - 1 and followed a slightly different format than the previous day. Three papers were followed by a panel discussion which was then followed by closing remarks and a thirty-minute near-extempore speech summing up the themes of the conference and asking for what to pursue next year. I'll sum up the important bits (at least to me) first, and then will get a bit shouty at the end. Fair warning.



Today's papers… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 22, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Leone et Mure (Barlow)

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 ut filiam eius sibi traderet in uxorem. Nec abnuit leo ut benefactori suo rem gratam faceret. Nova autem nupta, ad virum veniens, cum eum non videret, casu illum pede pressit et contrivit.



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Added by Laura Gibbs on October 22, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Field Report from the Chicago Colloquium for Digital Humanities, Day One

The Chicago Colloquium for Digital

Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS)
is the brainchild of Dr.

Martin Mueller, humanist and luminary, who has midwifed such projects

of global importance as the Perseus Project (albeit for English

literature as opposed to Classics) and Wordhoard. 2007

marked the second installment of the conference hosted by

Northwestern… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 21, 2007 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

Fable of the Day: De Aucupe et Palumbe (Barlow)

It foras auceps; videt nidulantem procul in altissima arbore palumbem. Adproperat et, dum insidias molitur, premit forte calcibus anguem, qui ex improviso mordebat. Auceps, subito exanimatus malo: "Me miserum (inquit); dum alteri insidior, ipse dispereo."



You will notice a new format here! This is because I am now finalizing

materials for the edition of Aesop's fables that I'll be publishing

with Bolchazy-Carducci, based on Barlow's Aesop of 1687.



Here is the… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on October 18, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Lithuanian Latin Podcasts (Catullus and Horace set to original music)

I discovered a beautiful pair of Latin podcasts from Vilniaus Universitetas' Klasikines Filologijos Katedra (School of Classical Philology), songs sung by Classics student, Julija Butkevičiūtė. The songs feature the full lyrics of Catullus 51 and Horace Odes I.11 and are accompanied by piano. Haunting, spare, and pretty, with good pronunciation to boot!… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 18, 2007 at 10:12am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De lupo ovis pelle induto (Barlow)

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, respondebat: "Pellis quidem est ovis, opera autem erant lupi."



You will notice a new format here! This is because I am now finalizing

materials for the edition of Aesop's fables that I'll be publishing

with… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on October 16, 2007 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Rana et Vulpe (Barlow)

Rana, paludibus valedicens, et novo vivendi genere acquisito, in silvam gloriabunda sese tulit et, bestiarum coronis circumstipata, medicinae artem publice profitebatur et in herbis, quae ad corpora curanda pertinent, nobiliorem se vel Galeno vel Hippocrate esse clamitabat. Credula bestiarum gens fidem facile adhibebant, vulpe solummodo excepta, quae sic glorianti irridebat: "Insulsum vagumque animal! Quid tam vana blatteras? Quid artem nobilem prae te fers, quam minime calles? Livida… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on October 15, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: Panthera et Pastores (Phaedrus)

Title: Panthera et Pastores: The Panther and The Shepherds. From Phaedrus. For parallel versions, see Perry 494.



Solet a despectis par referri gratia.

Panthera inprudens olim in foveam decidit.

Videre agrestes; alii fustes congerunt,

alii onerant saxis; quidam contra miseriti

periturae quippe, quamvis nemo…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on October 12, 2007 at 10:02am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De satyro et viatore (Barlow)

Title: De satyro et viatore: The Satyr and the Traveller, from Aesop's Fables, 1687 (illustrated by Francis Barlow). For parallel versions, see Perry 35.



Satyrus Viatorem nive obrutum atque algore enectum misertus ducit in antrum suum. Refocillantem manus anhelitu oris, percontatur causam, ut calefiant, inquit. Postea cum…

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Added by Laura Gibbs on October 11, 2007 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Vidua et asino viridi

Title: De Vidua et asino viridi: The Widow and The Green Donkey, by Abstemius







Latin Text:





Vidua quaedam, coelibatum exosa, nubere cupiebat sed non audebat, verita vulgi irrisiones, qui maledictis eas solet incessere quae ad secundas transeunt nuptias. Sed commater eius, quam contemnendae essent populi voces hac arte monstravit. Iussit enim asinum album, quem vidua… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on October 10, 2007 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Diogenes v3.1 released: Free Latin/Greek program/database (nb: 64 MB download)

From the Digital Classicist group in the UK:



Announcing the release of version 3.1 of Diogenes, a free program for reading the databases of Latin and Greek texts published on CD-Rom by

the Packard Humanities Institute and the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae.



The major new feature in this version is that, thanks to the generosity of the Perseus project, morphological data and dictionaries

for Latin… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 9, 2007 at 9:50am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: Formica et columba (Osius)

Title: Formica et columba: Ant and Dove by Hieronymus Osius (1575). For parallel versions, see Perry 235.



Se liquidi Formica lubens demittit in undas

Fonticuli, cupiens forte levare sitim.

Undis ablatam sed dira pericula tangunt,

Paene, pedes dum nil falciat, illa perit.

Vidit ut hoc, viridem defringit ab…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on October 8, 2007 at 10:59pm — No Comments

"Integrating ICT into the classics classroom", by Bob Lister

In the summer 2007 issue of The Journal of Classics Teaching, Bob Lister (Cambridge) writes an excellent article on the state of IT (or ICT) in Classics at the high school level, comparing technology use now against an initial survey done in the 1990s. From my experience here in the States, it looks like there is parity between the US and the UK; the questions of integrating IT and Classics for blended pedagogy are universal. Well worth the read. While I could not find an electronic copy freely… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 8, 2007 at 9:21am — No Comments

Going Native (digitally?) in the High School Latin Classroom

I've made a decision. Actually it was Rose Williams who helped me make it. Sometime this fall, yours truly, the eponymous eClassicist himself (and friend to commas), will be going into the contemporary high school Latin classroom. Let it be said that I took a whole lot of German in high school in the 1980s when computers were for programming classes only. I took my Latin in both college and graduate school back when Al Gore was busy inventing the… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 5, 2007 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

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