Friday, July 18, 2008

Round-Up: July 18

Can you believe it is already mid-July...? Eeek! Well, 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 good weekend! In addition to the Latin proverb of the day, I've added a new essay to the blog about the saying Audacem reddit felis absentia murem (In English: The cat's absence makes the mouse grow bold). Listen to the audio, and learn about Ralph, the lizard-eating feline in my own backyard.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Πρὸ τὰς νίκης ᾄδεις ἐγκώμιον (English: You're singing the victory song before the victory!). 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 great simile about God as a force of nature: In tempestate et turbine viae eius, et nebulae pulvis pedum eius.

Verbosum: Latin Word Formation. Here is the latest section from the Jenks Manual of Latin Word Formation: the nominal suffix -or, which gives us Latin words from amor to horror.

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Dead.licious - a great little utility that will check all your tags to see if you have any dead links.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version from Jacobs & Doering's Latin reader, plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 257, the debate between the fox and the lioness about their offspring. Here is the illustration:

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