Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Round-Up: June 25

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 Ephemeris - the newspaper in Latin that you can read online.

Verbosum: Latin and English Vocabulary-Building. The Latin word root for today is PA (and also PASC), which gives rise to all sorts of English words, from pastor to pester!

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ego si bonam famam mihi servavero, sat ero dives (English: If I will keep my good reputation, I will be rich enough.). 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 Ἁ δὴ χεὶρ την χεῖρα νίζει. (English: The one hand washes the other). 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.

Grammatice. As one of my new summer projects, I'm publishing some notes here about grammar and linguistics that I hope will be useful for Latin students and teachers. Today's post is about Latin semivowels and the letters J and U - and why you can spell the same word in Latin iuvenis, juvenis, or iuuenis.

Latin Via Fables: I've a fable from the Gesta Romanorum to the blog today. This time it is Perry 563, the story of the grateful lion (best known as "Androcles and the Lion"). Here is the illustration:





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