Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Round-Up: November 18

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Abyssus abyssum invocat (English: One hell summons another - a saying adapted from the Psalms). 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 Καὶ φιλεῖν δεῖ, ὡς καὶ μισήσοντας· καὶ μισεῖν, ὡς καὶ φιλήσοντας (English: It is necessary for people to love as if they were going to hate later on, and to hate, as if they were going to love later on - a paradoxical saying that goes back to the philosopher Bias!). 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 25: Auceps et Perdix, the story of a treacherous partridge willing to do anything to save her skin (or her feathers, I guess you could say!). Here is Barlow's illustration:




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