Thursday, July 17, 2008

Round-Up: July 17

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 Nemo non formosus filius matri (English: No one fails to be a beautiful son as far as his mother is concerned). 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 website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Τὴν ἅλμην κυκᾷς, πρὶν τοὺς ἰχθύας ἑλεῖν. (English: You're getting the pickling brine ready before you've got the fish - kind of a marine version of putting the cart before the horse). 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. 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 wise saying about drinking and thinking: Cum vino intrat, exit sapientia. 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 perfacile, very easy!), which is conveniently sized to print out and play.

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is - a great social networking site for Latin students and teachers!

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about - a fantastic online utility that converts an RSS feed into a javascript that you can insert into a webpage or a blog or a wiki (it also works for Desire2Learn, the course management system we use at my school). With Feed2JS you can get the latest news headlines and other fresh content to display automatically - you just install the script and it keeps on refreshing itself with all the latest content. Very cool!

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 187, the story of Doctor Lion and the Horse. Here is the illustration:

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