Friday, July 11, 2008

Round-Up: July 11

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. I hope everybody has a great weekend ahead! In addition to the Latin proverb of the day, I've added a new essay to the blog about the saying Et canis in somnis vestigia latrat (In English: A dog also barks at the trail when dreaming.). Listen to the audio, and read the Latin poem about dreams (attributed to Petronius) from which this little saying derives.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Δηρὸν βουλεύειν, ἵν' ἔχῃ καὶ πολλὸν ἄμεινον. (English: Plan at length, so that things will turn out better by far). 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. 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 blessing: Gratia Domini vobiscum.

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum - a wonderful online resource for more obscure Latin texts.

Verbosum: Latin Word Formation. Here is the latest section from the Jenks Manual of Latin Word Formation: the suffixes -tor and -trix, which give us Latin words like victor, gladiator and venatrix.

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Google's BlogThis button - a way to instantly create blog posts while browsing the web.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version from the Jacobs & Doering Latin Reader plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 181, the story of a heavily laden donkey and a very selfish horse. Here is the illustration:

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