Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Round-Up: October 21

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Via trita via tuta (English: The well-worn way is the safe way - a proverb for acting conservatively instead of bolding going where no man has gone before). 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 Ὁ Ζεὺς κολαστὴς τῶν ἄγαν ὑπερφρόνων (English: Zeus is the punisher of those who are excessively proud). 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 11: Rusticus et Aratrum Eius, a story which shows that in ancient Greece and Rome, too, "God helps those that help themselves." Here is Barlow's illustration:





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