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June 2007 Blog Posts (34)

Artes Latinae v2.0 for Macs, Vista, Linux Released Today

For those of you who are interested in teaching yourself Latin, are homeschoolers, have several sections of Latin in one classroom at the same time and are wondering what to have your Latin I kids do while you translate Catullus 63 with your Latin IVs, or have always wanted your Ubuntu Linux box to talk back to you in Restored Classical Latin, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has just released Artes Latinae v2.0. Dr. Waldo Sweet's program of Latin study has been updated with a new interface and can… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on June 12, 2007 at 11:03am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Muliere et Patre

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







Title
: De muliere virum morientem flente et patre eam consolante: The Woman grieving for her dying husband and her Father consoling her, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Mulierem adhuc iuvenem, cuius vir animam agebat, pater… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 12, 2007 at 1:00am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Cygno et Ciconia

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







Title
: De Cygno in morte canente reprehenso a Ciconia: About the Swan, singing in death, criticized by the Stork, by Abstemius







Latin Text:





Cygnus moriens interrogabatur a ciconia, cur in morte, quam cetera animalia… Continue

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

Wimba Voice Tools for Langauge Labs and More!

A couple of our members who teach Latin mentioned to me that they are using Wimba Voice Tools to modernize the language lab component of their classes. While I am not intended this post to be a sales pitch, after reviewing the site and speaking to folks who have used Voice Tools for their classes, Wimba seems to be on the right track in getting modern technology into the hands of language teachers to facilitate the oral and aural… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on June 10, 2007 at 8:35pm — 1 Comment

Fable of the Day: De Arboribus

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







Title
: De arboribus pulchris et deformibus: The Trees, Pretty and Ugly, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Arbores complures in eodem creverant loco proceres, rectes enodesque, praeter unam humilem, parvam nodosamque, quam ut… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 10, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Trabe et Bobus

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







Title
: De Trabe et Bobus eam trahentibus: The Log and the Oxen Pulling It, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Trabs ulmea de bobus conquerebatur, dicens, "Ingrati, ego multo tempore meis vos frondibus alui, vos vero me nutricem… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 9, 2007 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Caponibus

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







Title
: De Caponibus pinguibus et macro: About the Fat Capons and the Thin One, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Vir quidam complures capones in eodem ornithoboscio inclusos largo nutricaverat cibo, qui pingues effecti sunt omnes… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 8, 2007 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Vulpe et Mulieribus

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







Title
: De Vulpe et Mulieribus gallinam edentibus: The Fox and the Chicken-Eating Women, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Vulpes iuxta villam quandam transiens, conspexit catervam mulierum plurimas gallinas opipare assatas alto… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 7, 2007 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Digital Learning in Athens, Greece

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with a 21-year-old Greek college student attending university in Athens. The trick was that we met on-line in Second Life. As some of you know, there are virtual environments here that reproduce real-world features (like Rome). In this case, we met in virtual Hellas, a reproduction of a modern Greek beachtown complete with seaside, cafes, ruins, shops, and more. If you have Second Life on your computer, click… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on June 6, 2007 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Asino et Vitulo

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







Title
: De Asino et Vitulo: Donkey and Calf, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Asinus et vitulus in eodem pascentes prato, sonitu campanae hostilem exercitum adventare praesenserant. Tum vitulus: "Fugiamus hinc, o sodalis (inquit)… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 6, 2007 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Cuculo et Accipitre

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







Title
: De Cuculo et Accipitre: Cuckoo and Hawk, by Abstemius



Latin Text:





Irrisus ab accipitre cuculus, quod, cum sibi et corpore par et colore non absimilis esset, prae angustia animi potius vermibus terrenis quam suavibus… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 5, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Blogging for Vergil: Another Latin Epic in the Making

Emily Silverman tuaght Latin at William Penn

Charter School,
in Philadelphia, for the 2006-7 school year. One of her classes created a rather dynamic site on Wordpress focusing on Vergil's Aeneid with links to blogs of many of the personnae in the epic. Her current students are in love with the project, and past students wish they would have had a project like this when they were enrolled (how… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on June 4, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Here I am in the land of ning

It's very nice here in the land of ning, although I'm a veteran resident of the land of Blogger - here are my Blogger blogs!

Latin Via Fables
Audio Latin
Audio Latin Proverbs
Latin Via Proverbs
Latin Crossword

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 1, 2007 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Free Greek Handouts and Tutorials in PDF, plus links

While Latin does seem to get the lion's share of attention in both real and virtual worlds, it's important to note that many resources for the study of ancient Greek are freely available on-line. Below are links to PDF handouts for students and teachers of ancient Greek prepared for all levels of study:



The University of Edinburgh Department of Classics homepage has links to its individual Greek classes, the… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on June 1, 2007 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

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