Thursday, November 6, 2008

Round-Up: November 6

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 Liber medicina animi (English: A book is medicine for the soul). 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, which you will also find a little excursus on the fascinating relationship between Latin animus and anima.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀχάριστον εὐεργετεῖν, καὶ νεκρὸν μουρίζειν, ἑνὶ σύγκειται (English: To help an ungrateful person, and to anoint a corpse, amount to one and the same - what a powerful metaphor!). 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 18: Accipiter Columbam Insequens, the story of the hawk chasing the dove - and learning the lesson of the Golden Rule in the process! Here is Barlow's illustration:




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