Friday, August 1, 2008

Round-Up: August 1

Can you believe it is August already? Wow! 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.

Also, if you have just a spare second to complete this little poll about which Bestiaria blogs are of most interest to you, that would be very helpful to me! Thanks! In addition to the Latin proverb of the day, I've added a new essay to the blog about the saying Dimittis pullos sub custodia vulpis (In English: You're leaving the chickens in the care of the fox.). Listen to the audio, and read a story about what happened when a wolf was put in charge of the sheep flock (very much like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Πολλοὶ στρατηγοὶ Καρίαν ἀπώλεσαι. (English: It took many generals to destroy Caria - a reference to how the frequent change of rulers brought ruin on the ancient city of Caria; it's like too many cooks spoiling the soup, but on a much larger scale!). 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 little proverb which shows the importance of distinguishing subject from predicate in the absence of a verb! Haec via.

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is Latin audio links at - using the fantastic new advanced search techniques that just became available at

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about TwitterFox - I am really enjoying this Firefox addon for Twittering!

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version by Caspar Barth, plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 291, the story of the wagon driver and Hercules, a story of how "God helps them that help themselves." Here is the illustration:

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