Thursday, October 30, 2008

Round-Up: October 30

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Non nova sed nove (English: Not new things, but in a new way - a good motto for those of us exploring new ways of learning Latin!). 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 Ἀυτοῦ Ῥόδος, αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ πήδημα (English: Let here be Rhodes, and here be the jump - an allusion to a famous Aesop's fable about a boastful athlete). 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 15: Auceps et Palumbes, the story of the bird-catcher and what is literally a snake in the grass! Here is Barlow's illustration (look closely to see the snake):




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