Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Round-Up: November 4

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.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Est unusquisque faber ipsae suae fortunae (English: Each and every person is the maker of his own luck - a good saying to keep in mind today, the day of the U.S. elections of 2008). 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 Ὦ ὁῖα κεφαλὴ, καὶ ἐγκέφαλον οὐκ ἔχει (English: Oh such a head, and it has no brains - a reference to the Aesop's fable about the fox who found an actor's mask). 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 17: Agricola et Ciconia, a wonderful fable about hanging out with the wrong crowd, as the stork learned to her great cost! Here is Barlow's illustration:




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