Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Round-Up: July 1

Can you believe it is already July??? 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 Multilingual Periodic Table - get the names of all the elements in Latin and in MANY other languages, too!

Verbosum: Latin and English Vocabulary-Building. Today I posted a long list of Latin words adopted directly into English, including even some Latin verbs, such as deficit, recipe and caveat!

AudioLatinProverbs.com: In addition to the Latin proverb of the day, I've added a new essay to the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog about the saying Est avis in dextra melior quam quattuor extra. (In English: A bird in the right hand is better than four outside). Listen to the audio, and read some Latin variants on the saying, including some in the form of elegiac couplets!

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Τὰ πέρυσι ἀεὶ βελτίω (English: The things of yesteryear are always better). 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.

AudioLatin.com: Verses: Here is some more audio for the Vulgate Verses book - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English notes and commentary on these verses also. Today's group includes this famous phrase from the rosary: Benedicta tu inter mulieres.

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Creating your del.icio.us account - with notes about configuring your del.icio.us profile and managing multiple del.icio.us accounts.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version by Steinhowel plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 156, the story of the wolf and the crane. Here is the illustration:




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