Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Round-Up: November 12

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Fortuna amicos parat, inopia amicos probat (English: Prosperity obtains friends, poverty puts them to the test - a proverb that can also be pondered by politicans who are presiding over a failing economy!). 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 Καθ' ἑαυτοῦ Βελλεροφόντης (English: Bellerophon against himself - an allusion to the letters that Bellerophon carried which contained orders for his own execution). 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 20: Leo Amatorius, the sad story of the lion in love. Here is Barlow's wonderful illustration!




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