Thursday, November 27, 2008

Round-Up: November 27

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email. Also, check out the Aesopus Ning - that's a new interactive space I've set up for anyone who wants to discuss Latin fables and proverbs, or blog about their own Latin adventures.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is the famous saying Quam cito transit gloria mundi (English: How quickly the glory of the world passes by). 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 Ῥανὶς ἐνδελεχοῦσα κοιλαίνει πέτραν (English: A steady drip hollows out stone - this is one of my favorite proverbs where a feature of the natural world can be taken metaphorically in so many different ways!). 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 34: Cervus in Bovium Stabulo, the story of the stag in hiding, and also a story about of the difference between master and servant. Here is Barlow's illustration:




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