Friday, July 25, 2008

Round-Up: July 25

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. Have a great weekend, everybody! In addition to the Latin proverb of the day, I've added a new essay to the blog about the saying Vade ad formicam, o piger! (In English: Turn to the ant, you lazy person!). Listen to the audio, and read a version of the Aesop's fable about the ant and the grasshopper by the 13th-century scholar Vincent Beauvais.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Τὸ μέλλον οὐδεὶς ἐκφύγοι. (English: No one can escape that which is to come). 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 metaphor about the life of the body: Omnis caro faenum et omnis gloria eius quasi flos agri.

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Writing a Knol article for Google's new encyclopedia - I hope all of you will feel inspired to contribute something!

Latin Via Fables: Today I've added an image slideshow to the blog! It is for Perry 372, the story of the lion and the bulls. I've got about 15 different illustrations in the slideshow; here is one of them:

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