Sunday, October 19, 2008

Round-Up: October 19

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Via ovicipitum dura est (English: The way of the eggheads is hard - a modern Latin saying coined by none other than Adlai Stevenson!). 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 Ἐχῖνος τὸν τόκον ἀναβάλλει. (English: The hedgehog puts off giving birth - and she does so at her peril, of course, since the babies get pricklier and pricklier with each passing day, supposedly - it's an example of why NOT to procrastinate!). 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 10: Rusticus et Silva, the story of the foolish trees who gave the man some wood to use as the handle for his axe. BIG MISTAKE. Here is Barlow's illustration:




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