Monday, November 17, 2008

Round-Up: November 17

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Non curat numerum lupus (English: The wolf doesn't worry about the number - a saying echoed in one of Vergil's Eclogues). 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 Πόρρω Διός τε καὶ κεραυνοῦ (English: Far both from Zeus and from the lightning bolt - this is a great saying for people like me who prefer to do their work quietly, as far removed from the 'seats of power' as possible!). 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 24: Vitula et Bos, the story of the heifer and the ox, with a warning about people who think they can escape the need to do a hard day's work! Here is Barlow's illustration:




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