Friday, June 13, 2008

Round-Up: June 13

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is the great online resource for ancient mythology, Theoi.com - this is the site I used to gather materials for my "Greek Beast of the Week" widget.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troia fuisset? (English: Who would know Hector, if Troy had been happy?). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage, blog, or wiki. Meanwhile, to read a brief essay about this proverb, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Πολλῶν ὁ λίμος γίνεται διδάσκαλος. (English: Hunger is a teacher of many things - a variation on the idea of "necessity is the mother of invention" - here it is the necessity to eat!). You can use the Javascript to include the Greek proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage, blog, or wiki - and each Greek proverb also comes with a Latin version.

AudioLatinProverbs.com: In addition to the proverb of the day, I've added a new essay to the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog about the saying Mutare non potest pardus varietates suas (In English: A leopard cannot change his spots.). Listen to the audio, and read about the use of this saying in the Bible... along with an Aesop's fable about the leopard and his spots!

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Adding a List of Events to your Google Calendar - you can list the events in a spreadsheet and then upload them all at once.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version in rhyming medieval verse, plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 133, the story of the greedy dog who was fooled by a reflection in the water. Here is the illustration:





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