Monday, October 27, 2008

Round-Up: October 27

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Nocumentum documentum (English: A loss, a lesson - in other words, you learn by making mistakes; this is one of my very favorite Latin proverbs!). 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 Μὴ ὢν Σύρος μὴ Σύριζε (English: If you're not Syrian, don't play the Syrian - in other words, don't pretend to be something you're not; note the nice play on words in Greek: μὴ Σύριζε literally means "don't whistle" - perhaps an English equivalent would be: If you're not Russian, don't rush!). 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 13: Lupi et Oves, the story of the misbegotten treaty between the sheep and the wolves. Here is Barlow's illustration:




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