Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Round-Up: October 14

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Vae miseris ovibus, iudex lupus est (English: Woe for the poor sheep; the judge is a wolf). 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 Ἂν μὴ λεοντῆ ἐξικνεῖται, τὴν ἀλωπεκῆν πρόσαψον (English: If a lionskin doesn't do the trick, put on the fox - in other words, if force doesn't work, try cunning; for more on the cunning of the fox, see the Aesop's fable below!). 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 9: Vulpes et Pardus, the story of the debate between the fox and the leopard about who is the most beautiful. Here is Barlow's illustration:





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