Saturday, November 15, 2008

Round-Up: November 15

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.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Cani indicium sunt temporis, non sapientiae (English: White hair is a sign of time, not of wisdom - alas, a proverb that applies to me more and more each passing day, ha ha). 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 Συμβούλευε μὴ τὰ ἥδιστα, ἀλλὰ τὰ ἄριστα (English: Advise not the things which are sweetest, but the things which are best - this could be good advice for the G-20 Summit this weekend in Washington!). 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 22: Vulpes et Lupus, the story of the fox who was trapped in the well and asked for help from a passing wolf. This is not a rather obscure Aesop's fable, but it is about a situation we have probably all found ourselves in, metaphorically speaking! Here is Barlow's illustration:




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