Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Round-Up: September 17

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi (English: What is permitted to Jove is not permitted to an ox - and it's a nice coincidence that the fable today is also about an ox; see below). 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 Ἐγὼ δὲ καὶ σὺ ταυτὸν ἕλκομεν ζυγόν (English: Both you and I are dragging the self-same yoke - another ox-related saying, as it turns out!). 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.

Grammatice. Today's Latin grammar post is about the Subjunctive: It's not indicative! - a brief essay on ways of understanding the subjunctive by understanding more specifically what it is not - i.e., the subjunctive is, above all, not indicative.

Latin Via Fables: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each. Today's fable is De Cane et Bove, the story of the dog in the manger! Here is Barlow's illustration:




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