Monday, June 16, 2008

Round-Up: June 16

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 Latin Teaching Materials at Saint Louis University - including a great online edition of the Gesta Romanorum, one of the best Latin story collections of all time!

Verbosum: Latin and English Vocabulary-Building. The Latin word root for today is RID, which gives rise to all sorts of English words, including ridicule and derisory.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Dum stertit cattus, numquam sibi currit in os mus (English: When the cat is snoring, a mouse never runs into its mouth.). 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 Ὀυχ' ὁ τόπος τὸν ἄνδρα, ἀλλ' ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτὸν ἔντιμον ποιεῖ. (English: The place does not make the man honorable; rather, the man makes the place honorable). 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.

RomanSudoku.com: For your numerical amusement, it's Sudoku played with Roman numerals! You can visit the blog for a large version of today's puzzle, easier to print out and play.

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Troubleshooting Greek Fonts - I hope this will help if you are having trouble seeing the Greek in the Greek Proverb of the Day, for example.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version by Ademar plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 150, the story of the lion who was rescued by a mouse... and what happened when the mouse married the lion's daughter as his reward! Here is the illustration:





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