Thursday, November 20, 2008

Round-Up: November 20

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Suus est mos cuique genti (English: There is for each nation its own custom). 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 Πολλοί τοι ναρθηκοφόροι, παῦροι δὲ Βάκχοι (English: There are many who carry the wand of Bacchus, but few Bacchuses - in other words, many show the outward trappings of religion, but few are divinely inspired). 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 27: Milvus Aegrotus, the story of the sick kite who wanted his mother to pray to the gods for his recovery. Here is Barlow's illustration:




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