Monday, November 24, 2008

Round-Up: November 24

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email. Also, check out the Aesopus Ning - that's a new interactive space I've set up for anyone who wants to discuss Latin fables and proverbs, or blog about their own Latin adventures.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Primordia cuncta pavida sunt (English: All beginnings are frightening - a fear, however, that it is worth confronting, in my experience!). 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 Ἀυτομάτως ὁ θεὸς ἀνίησι τ' ἀγαθά (English: God sends forth good things of his own will - that is, "automatically," not because of some external agent). 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 31: Vulpes et Aquila, the story of how the fox managed to get the better of a decidedly evil eagle. Here is Barlow's illustration:




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