Saturday, November 22, 2008

Round-Up: November 22

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Contra aquam remigamus (English: we are rowing against the water). 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 Ὑπὸ παντὶ λίθῳ σκορπίος (English: Under every rock there is a scorpion - so watch out when you turn over any rocks, literal or metaphorical!). 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 29: Vulpes et Uva, the famous story of the fox and the grapes which is, yes, where we get the phrase "Sour grapes!" Here is Barlow's illustration:




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