Saturday, July 5, 2008

Round-Up: July 5

I hope you all had a good Fourth of July! 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.

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is Latin number names - a great chart with cardinals, ordinals, adverbs, distributives, and fraction names, too!

Verbosum: Latin and English Vocabulary-Building. The Latin word root for today is CER/CRE, which gives rise to all sorts of English words, including concern and discrimination (and even excrement!).

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Asinus gestat mysteria (English: The donkey is carrying divine mysteries). 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, which is derived from a famous fable, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἐυτυχία πολύφιλος (English: Good fortune has many friends - in other words, you'll find plenty of people to have dinner with when you are able to pick up the tab!). 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.

AudioLatin.com: 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 saying about "fools for Christ," Nos stulti propter Christum.

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Dynamic websites generated by del.icio.us - the easiest way I know of keeping your "links list" up to date!

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version by the medieval preacher John of Sheppey plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 155, the story of the wolf and the lamb at the stream. Here is the illustration:




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