Wednesday, December 31, 2008

J&D Fables: Pavo et Iuno



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Jacobs & Doering's Latin Reader which you can find online at the Aesopus wiki). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
Pavo
graviter conquerebatur
apud Junonem, dominam suam,
quod
vocis suavitas
sibi negata esset
dum luscinia,
avis tam parum decora,
cantu excellat.
Cui Juno,
Et merito, inquit;
non enim
omnia bona
in unum conferri
oportuit.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Latin Via Proverbs: Group 8



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs: 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these proverbs - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Latin Via Proverbs website.
95. Ex alieno prodigus.
96. Ex parvo satis.
97. Ex granis acervus.
98. Ex minimis initiis magna.
99. Ab imo ad summum.
100. Ab ovo usque ad mala.
101. A verbis ad verbera.
102. De limo in caelum.
103. De caelo in caenum.
104. In dubio pro reo.
105. Magnum in parvo.
106. Multum in parvo.
107. Maximus in minimis.
108. Mendacium semper in multiloquio.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Fabula: De Avibus et Quadrupedibus



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Avibus et Quadrupedibus, the story of what happened to the bat during the war of the birds and the beasts. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
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.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Vulgate Verses: Group 4



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of verses in Vulgate Verses: 4000 Verses from the Bible for Teachers and Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these verses - including verse citations and commentary - at the Vulgate Verses website.
33. Beati pacifici.
34. Sumus filii Dei.
35. Tui sunt caeli.
36. De mundo non estis.
37. Non es longe a regno Dei.
38. Est Dominus vivus in caelo.
39. Bona et mala a Deo sunt.
40. Stultorum infinitus est numerus.
41. Dignus est operarius cibo suo.
42. Non est Deus mortuorum, sed vivorum.
43. Parvus et magnus ibi sunt, et servus liber a domino suo.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

LaFontaine in Latin: Muli Duo



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Porta Latina: Fables of La Fontaine in a Latin Version by Frank Gardner Moore (available for free from Google Books). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
4. Muli Duo
Muli duo -
avenam alter,
alter argentum -
portabant.
Hic,
oneris sui conscius,
quod nullo pretio deponere vellet,
sublatis pedibus
superbus ambulabat,
cum quateret tintinnabulum.
Subito latrones adsunt,
qui
argenti causa
impetu facto
hunc frenis arreptis sistunt;
resistentem primo,
tum gementem suspirantemque
fustibus male mulcant.
"Num hoc," inquit
"mihi promittebant?
Alter ille,
qui me sequitur,
ex periculo se eripuit,
in quod ipse incidi
ut perirem!"
Tum alter
"Haud semper," inquit,
"summum munus sustinere prodest.
Si dominus tuus
pistor tantum esset,
ut meus,
haud ita doleres."

Friday, December 26, 2008

Latin Via Proverbs: Group 7



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs: 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these proverbs - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Latin Via Proverbs website.
82. Per aequa et iniqua.
83. Per angusta ad augusta.
84. Per aspera ad astra.
85. Per ardua ad alta.
86. Ad summa per ardua.
87. Post ludos ad seria.
88. Post nubila Phoebus.
89. Post acerba prudenter.
90. Post proelium praemium.
91. Post bellum auxilium.
92. Serum auxilium post proelium.
93. Serum est post facta consilium.
94. Athanasius contra mundum.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Fabula: De Pavone et Grue



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Pavo et Grus, the story of the boastful peacock and the crane. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Pavo et Grus
foedus inter se ineunt
unaque cenant.
Inter cenandum,
Pavo
nobilitatem suam iactat,
formosam ostentat caudam,
Gruemque hospitem contemnit.
Grus fatetur
Pavonem
formosiorem esse pennis;
se tamen,
cum vix tectis supervolitat Pavo,
animoso volatu
penetrare nubes.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

J&D Fables: Grus et Pavo



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Jacobs & Doering's Latin Reader which you can find online at the Aesopus wiki). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
Pavo
coram grue
pennas suas explicans,
Quanta est, inquit,
formositas mea
et tua deformitas!
At grus evolans,
Et quanta est, inquit,
levitas mea
et tua tarditas!
Monet haec fabula,
ne ob aliquod bonum,
quod nobis natura tribuit,
alios contemnamus
quibus natura
alia
et fortasse maiora
dedit.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Latin Via Proverbs: Group 6



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs: 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these proverbs - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Latin Via Proverbs website.
68. Invidus vicini oculus.
69. Vinum animi speculum.
70. Silentii tutum praemium.
71. Sic semper tyrannis.
72. Non est otium servis.
73. Nec puero gladium.
74. Modo frenis, modo stimulis.
75. Factis, non verbis.
76. Multa paucis.
77. Mala sunt vicina bonis.
78. Extremis malis extrema remedia.
79. Multa fercula, multos morbos.
80. Mali corvi malum ovum.
81. Stultorum infinitus est numerus.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fabula: De Accipitre et Luscinia



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Accipiter et Luscinia, the story of the hawk and the nightingale. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Comprehenderat Lusciniam
Accipiter,
quae misere clamabat
ut se captivam demitteret.
Cui Accipiter:
“Frustra
clamosas cies querimonias,
nam licet
omnes silvarum commoveris aviculas,
non ab unguibus meis liberabunt.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Vulgate Verses: Group 3



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of verses in Vulgate Verses: 4000 Verses from the Bible for Teachers and Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these verses - including verse citations and commentary - at the Vulgate Verses website.
23. Dei donum est.
24. Domini sumus.
25. Ecce, agnus Dei.
26. Vere, Filius Dei es.
27. Estis templum Dei vivi.
28. Vestrum est regnum Dei.
29. Verbum Domini verum est.
30. Bonus Dominus in sempiternum.
31. Benedictus Dominus in sempiternum.
32. Magnus es, Domine, in aeternum.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

LaFontaine in Latin: De Vulpe et Uva



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Porta Latina: Fables of La Fontaine in a Latin Version by Frank Gardner Moore (available for free from Google Books). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
3. De Vulpe et Uva
Vulpes quaedam,
fame confecta,
uvas de pergula pendentes,
maturas, ut videbatur, et purpureas
conspicata,
eas, quamvis cupida,
attingere non poterat.
Itaque
"Acerbae," inquit, "adhuc sunt,
calonibus tantum maturae!"
Num melius fuisset
gemere ac lamentari?

Friday, December 19, 2008

J&D Fables: Haedus et Lupus



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Jacobs & Doering's Latin Reader which you can find online at the Aesopus wiki). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
Haedus
stans in tecto domus
lupo praetereunti maledixit.
Cui lupus,
Non tu, inquit,
sed tectum mihi maledicit.
Saepe locus et tempus
homines timidos
audaces reddit.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Latin Via Proverbs: Group 5



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs: 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these proverbs - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Latin Via Proverbs website.
52. Rarum carum.
53. Medium certum.
54. Nocumentum documentum.
55. Nullum gratuitum prandium.
56. Nullum malum impunitum.
57. Cito maturum, cito putridum.
58. Lignum curvum numquam rectum.
59. Magnus liber magnum malum.
60. Si satis est, multum est.
61. Multum, non multa.
62. Non nova sed nove.
63. Pauca sed bona.
64. Antiqua sunt optima.
65. Primordia cuncta pavida sunt.
66. Humana cuncta sic vana.
67. Sic cuncta caduca.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fabula: De Cornice et Urna



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Cornix et Urna, the story of the thirsty crow and the water pot. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Sitibunda Cornix
reperit urnam
aqua plenam,
sed erat urna
profundior
quam ut exhauri a Cornice possit.
Conatur igitur
vano molimine
aquam effundere,
sed non valet.
Lectos igitur ex arena lapillulos
iniectat.
Hoc modo
aqua levatur
et Cornix bibit.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Latin Via Proverbs: Group 4



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs: 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these proverbs - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Latin Via Proverbs website.
41. Rarus fidus amicus.
42. Locus medius tutus est.
43. Heri servus, hodie liber.
44. Semel malus, semper malus.
45. Neque pessimus neque primus.
46. Optimus magister bonus liber.
47. Bonus liber amicus optimus.
48. Libri muti magistri sunt.
49. Pauci sed boni.
50. Amici nec multi nec nulli.
51. Montani semper liberi.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Barlow: De Mure Urbano et Mure Rustico



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Fable 4 DE MURE URBANO ET MURE RUSTICO, the story of the city mouse and the country mouse. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Mus Rusticus,
videns Urbanum Murem
rus deambulantem,
invitat ad cenam
depromitque omne penum,
ut tanti hospitis expleat lautitiam.
Urbanus Mus
ruris damnat inopiam
urbisque copiam laudat,
secumque in urbem ducit Rusticum.
Qui,
inter epulandum
attonitus insolitis clamoribus,
cum intellexerat
periculum
quotidianum esse,
dixit Urbano Muri,
“Tuae dapes
plus fellis quam mellis habent.
Malo
securus esse cum mea inopia
quam
dives esse cum tua anxietate.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow (look closely to find the mice!):

Sunday, December 14, 2008

LaFontaine in Latin: De Rana et Bove



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Porta Latina: Fables of La Fontaine in a Latin Version by Frank Gardner Moore (available for free from Google Books). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
2. Rana quae se Bovi parem redddere vult
Rana quaedam,
bovem pulcherrimum conspicata,
quamquam
ipsa
vix maior quam ovum erat,
nitendo atque inflando
parem se illi reddere
conabatur.
"Vide," inquit,
"soror mea,
satisne hoc est? Dic!
Nonne aeque iam magna sum?
"Haudquaquam."
"At nunc me vide!"
"Nihil est."
"Ecce autem!"
"Ne nunc quidem
quicquam agis."
Ita illa
misere nitendo se rupit.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Vulgate Verses: Group 2



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of verses in Vulgate Verses: 4000 Verses from the Bible for Teachers and Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these verses - including verse citations and commentary - at the Vulgate Verses website.
12. Populus meus es.
13. Benedictus Deus excelsus.
14. Sanctus sanctus sanctus Dominus Deus.
15. Unus est magister vester.
16. Non est Iudaeus neque Graecus.
17. Non est servus neque liber.
18. Dominus Deus noster Deus unus est.
19. Populus tuus populus meus, et Deus tuus Deus meus.
20. Tuum, Domine, regnum.
21. Iustus es, Domine.
22. Usquequo, Domine?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Latin Via Proverbs: Group 3



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs: 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these proverbs - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Latin Via Proverbs website.
22. Ardua ad gloriam via.
23. Ad gloriam per spinas.
24. Post spinas palma.
25. Ex luna scientia.
26. Copia ex industria.
27. Falsa est fiducia formae.
28. Forma raro cum sapientia.
29. Satis eloquentiae, sapientiae parum.
30. In maxima potentia minima licentia.
31. Historia magistra vitae.
32. Philosophia vitae magistra.
33. Rixa rixae causa est.
34. Aurora Musis amica est.
35. Cicada cicadae cara, formicae formica.
36. Divitiae bona ancilla, pessima domina.
37. Anxia divitiarum cura.
38. Nulla rosa sine spinis.
39. Urticae proxima saepe rosa est.
40. Semper odoriferis proxima spina rosis.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Barlow: De Partu Montium



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Partu Montium, the story of the mountains who gave birth to a mouse. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Rumor erat
parturire Montes.
Homines
undique accurrunt et circumstant,
monstri quidpiam
non sine pavore expectantes.
Montes tandem parturiunt;
exit ridiculus Mus.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

J&D Fables: Mus et Milvus



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Jacobs & Doering's Latin Reader which you can find online at the Aesopus wiki). This fable makes a great contrast to the traditional story of the lion and the mouse! Look at how the mouse's good deed is rewarded in this story:
Milvus
laqueis irretitus
musculum exoravit,
ut eum
corrosis plagis
liberaret.
Quo facto,
milvus liberatus
murem arripuit et devoravit.
Haec fabula ostendit
quam gratiam
mali
pro beneficiis
reddere soleant.
Here is a photo by Roger N. Clark of a kite with a mouse!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Latin Via Proverbs: Group 2



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs: 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these proverbs - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Latin Via Proverbs website.
12. Via trita via tuta.
13. Via antiqua via est tuta.
14. Innocentia ubique tuta.
15. Innocentia eloquentia.
16. Eloquentia sagitta.
17. Fabula, sed vera.
18. Publica fama non semper vana.
19. Aqua profunda est quieta.
20. Optima medicina temperantia est.
21. Verae amicitiae sempiternae sunt.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fabula: De Cane et Bove



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Cane et Bove, the famous story of "the dog in the manger." You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
In praesepi faeni pleno
decumbebat Canis.
Venit Bos
ut comedat faenum,
cum Canis, confestim sese erigens,
tota voce elatravit.
Cui Bos:
“Dii te,
cum ista tua invidia,
perdant (inquit):
nec enim faeno ipse vesceris,
nec me vesci sines.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

Sunday, December 7, 2008

J&D Fables: Accipiter et Columbae



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Jacobs & Doering's Latin Reader which you can find online at the Aesopus wiki). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
1. Accipiter et Columbae
Columbae
milvii metu
accipitrem rogaverunt,
ut eas defenderet.
Ille annuit.
At in columbare receptus,
uno die
maiorem stragem edidit,
quam milvus
longo tempore potuisset edere.
Fabula docet,
malorum patrocinium
vitandum esse.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

LaFontaine in Latin: Cicada et Formica



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Porta Latina: Fables of La Fontaine in a Latin Version by Frank Gardner Moore (available for free from Google Books). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
1. Cicada et Formica
Cicada quaedam,
quae per totam aestatem cantaverat,
cum iam saeviret Aquilo,
nihil cibi,
ne muscae quidem vel vermiculi particulam,
invenire poterat.
Itaque, ut famem quereretur,
ac frumenti aliquantulum peteret,
quo ad ver proximum viveret,
ad vicinam iit formicam.
"Ante messem," inquit,
"omne reddam una cum faenore,
ita me, miserum animal, di servent!"
Formica autem,
quae raro mutuum dat,
huic scilicet vitio minime dedita,
"Quid," inquit, "aestate fecisti?"
"Die ac nocte semper canebam."
"Canebasne? Bene est!
Ergo nunc salta!"

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Vulgate Verses: Group 1



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of verses in Vulgate Verses: 4000 Verses from the Bible for Teachers and Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these verses - including verse citations and commentary - at the Vulgate Verses website.
1. Clara est sapientia.
2. Petra mea es.
3. Tua est terra.
4. Magna misericordia tua.
5. Viae tuae rectae.
6. Non viae vestrae viae meae.
7. Tuae divitiae et tua est gloria.
8. Sum stella splendida et matutina.
9. Martha, Martha, sollicita es.
10. Quam pulchra es, amica mea.
11. Tua est magnificentia et potentia.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Latin Via Proverbs: Group 1



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the groups of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs: 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin (available from Lulu.com). You can find out more about these proverbs - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Latin Via Proverbs website.
1. Scientia potentia.
2. Fortuna caeca est.
3. Fortuna est rotunda.
4. Vaga est fortuna.
5. Vitrea est fortuna.
6. Varia vita est.
7. Ita vita.
8. Longa est vita si plena est.
9. Roma aeterna.
10. Caeca invidia est.
11. Belua fera est avaritia.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fabula: De Leaena et Vulpe



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Leaena et Vulpe, the story of the lioness and the fox. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Leaena,
cum a Vulpe saepe exprobraretur
quod,
quolibet partu,
unum dumtaxat catulum parturiret,
respondit,
“Unum sane,
at pol Leonem!"
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow: