Saturday, October 11, 2008

Round-Up: October 11

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Otium sine litteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultura (English: Leisure without literature is death and burial for a living man). 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 Ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεὸς (which is familiar to English-speakers in its Latin form: deus ex machina). 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 8: Aves et Quadrupedes, the story of the bat who played traitor in the war of the birds and the beasts. Here is Barlow's illustration:




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