Sunday, September 28, 2008

Round-Up: September 28

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. (And yes, O Google person!, I am still waiting to be unflagged as a spam blog.)

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Perit panis quo peregrinum canem alis (English: The bread is lost by which you feed a stray dog - a statement you can take metaphorically, applying to all kinds of situations where you help nourish someone else's pet project, so to speak). 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 Ἄλλων ἰατρὸς, αὐτὸς ἕλκεσι βρύων (English: A doctor of other people, but you yourself are bursting with sores - in other words, Physician, heal thyself!). 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 Cornix et Urna, the story of how ingenuity and persistence can overcome a seemingly insurmountable problem. Here is Barlow's illustration:




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