Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Round-Up: July 29

Okay, I am still a fan of Blogger.com - but I was depressed to find out that this blog has been flagged as a spam blog, and has to be reviewed by a human being. Sigh! Here is Google's definition of a spam blog: "Spam blogs can be recognized by their irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text, along with a large number of links..." - well, I created this blog specifically to provide a list of links to the various blogs where I publish something new on any given day so, yes, it contains lots of links. Are you out there, Google person? Please unflag my blog as spam so that I can regain my normal editing rights...

Anyway, 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.

AudioLatin.com: Proverbs: Here is the audio for 10 more Latin proverbs from Latin Via Proverbs - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English translations and commentary on the proverbs, too. Today's group includes this great saying about the "poor cat in the adage," as Lady Macbeth said (she assumed that everyone in the audience would get the allusion, meaning it must have been a famous saying in its time, although it is not so well-known today): Sumere vult pisces cattus sed flumen abhorret.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Καρκῖνος ὀρθα βαδίζειν οὐ μεμάθηκεν (English: The crab has not learned to walk straight - something a bit like the leopard not changing his spots). 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 (it's a difficile puzzle this time, kind of hard!), which is conveniently sized to print out and play.

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is an online text of the Basia - Latin love poems by Janus Secundus - truly delightful!

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Themes for Firefox 3 - my theme of choice is called "Whitehart."

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version by De Furia plus an image slideshow, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 226, the very famous story of the tortoise and the hare! Here is an illustration from the image slideshow:




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