Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Round-Up: July 15

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.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Sub pallio sordido sapientia (English: Beneath a filthy cloak, wisdom - in other words, you can't judge a book by its cover). 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 Μικροῦ δὲ ἀγῶνος οὐ μέγ' ἔρχεται κλέος. (English: Great fame does not come from a small contest). 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.

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is William Whitaker's WORDS - a great Latin morphology tool and dictionary, available online and also in a downloadable program for Mac or Windows.

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 210, the story of the boy who cried "Wolf!"

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Wordle - a fabulous little tool that will create beautiful word clouds from a chunk of text, or from an RSS feed. For example, here is a word cloud based on Book I of the Aeneid! (Click on the image for a larger view.)




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