Sunday, November 9, 2008

Round-Up: November 9

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Semper Saturnalia agunt (English: They are always celebrating Saturnalia - in other words, they're always playing around and not getting down to work!). 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 Γέρων βοῦς ἀπένθητος δόμοισι (English: The old ox is not lamented by the family members - even though, of course, that ox when young had secured the family's livelihood!). 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 19: Vulpecula et Ciconia, the story of the fox who tricks the stork - who out-tricks the fox in return, a fable of turn-about is fair play. Here is Barlow's illustration - one of the most marvelous illustrations in the whole book, I think!




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