Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Round-Up: December 2

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 Improbe Neptunum accusat qui iterum naufragium facit (English: The man who shipwrecks a second time unjustly accuses Neptune - a great example of the "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me" type of proverb!). 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 Φύσις πονηρὰ χρηστόν ἦθος οὐ τρέφει (English: A bad nature does not nourish a good character - something along the lines of "nature over nurture"). 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.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE CORNICE ET URNA (a wonderful story of animal ingenuity with all kinds of metaphorical applications!). You can use the Javascript to include the fable of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - meanwhile, to find out more about today's fable, visit the Ning Resource Page, where you will find links to the text, commentary, as well as a discussion board for questions and comments.

Latin Christmas Carols: Today's Christmas song in Latin is Angelus ad Virginem (a medieval Latin carol mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales). You can use the Javascript to include the Christmas carol of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - meanwhile, to find out more about today's song, visit the Gaudium Mundo Christmas Carol website, where you will find the lyrics to the song in Latin, along with links to additional online information about the song:




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