Sunday, September 14, 2008

Round-Up: September 14

My apologies for the long hiatus! I finally - FINALLY - was able to get done editing the commentary on the 80 fables for the Barlow Aesop book and get that back to the very nice and patient editor at Bolchazy-Carducci (no word yet on when the book will actually be out, but I'll be sure to announce it here as soon as I find out). I'm also still having trouble with Google... I thought if I laid low for a while they might unblock me as a spam blog, but no such luck. Although a real human being - me! - is writing this blog, Google's robots continue to think otherwise. But I am getting very very good at reading the little captcha challenge I have to pass in order to post in my own blog here! :-)

So, 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 Mendacium semper in multiloquio (English: There is always a lie in too much talk). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog. Meanwhile, to read a brief essay about this proverb, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Γέρων ὀλίγα φοβεῖται (English: An old man fears few things). You can use the Javascript to include the Greek proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - and each Greek proverb also comes with a Latin version.

Latin Via Fables: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each. Today's fable is Fable 1: Leaena et Vulpes, the story of the fox who insulted the lioness and who learned a lesson about "quantity versus quality" as a result. Here is Barlow's illustration:




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