Sunday, November 16, 2008

Round-Up: November 16

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 In praetoriis leones, in castris lepores (English: In the palace, lions; in the camp, rabbits - something like the idea of "armchair quarterbacks" who find it easy to play from the sidelines). 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 Ἀιθίοψ οὐ λευκαίνεται (English: An Ethiopian doesn't turn white, which is a proverb with a Biblical echo in Jeremiah 13:23, "Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?"). 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 23: Lupus Ovis Pelle Indutus, the story of a wolf who raided the flock disguised as a sheep. Here is Barlow's illustration, and you can see that the wolf does not come to a good end!




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