Sunday, November 2, 2008

Round-Up: November 2

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Alget qui non ardet (English: He grows cold who does not burn - a motto found in William Strachey's Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall, published for the Colony of Virginia in 1612). 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 Χρὴ μὴ τὸ κακὸν διὰ κακὸν ἀμύνασθαι (English: One wrong should not be avenged with another wrong - in other words, two wrongs don't make a right). 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 16: Cicada et Formica, the story of the hard-working ant and the infamously lazy cricket or grasshopper or cicada who has to go beg the ant for food in winter - a good fable now that fall is upon us! Here is Barlow's illustration (thank goodness the insects are disproportionately large, so that you can see them):




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