Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Round-Up: November 19

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Eloquentia sagitta (English: Eloquence is an arrow). 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, along with an aside about the "winged words" of Homer, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Πρὸς σῆμα μητρυιᾶς κλαίει (English: He's crying at the grave of his stepmother - which means something like the human equivalent of crocodile tears!). 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 26: Lupus et Sus, the story of the wolf pretending he wants to help the sow to deliver her piglets - and with friends like that, who needs enemies, eh...? Here is Barlow's illustration, which shows the piglets safely delivered with the wolf, however, still too close for comfort!




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