Thursday, March 12, 2009

Round-Up: March 12

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.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is Latin Via Proverbs: Group 25, which contains this saying about blood and sweat (no tears, though): Et sudore et sanguine.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's a recent one I really liked, about how if you're an eagle, you shouldn't waste your time with jackdaws: Ne te aquila iactes graculos inter leves.

Latin Audio Proverb of the Day: Today's audio proverb is Tua verba gerrae sunt (English: Your words are wattle-twigs - a saying equivalent to our English exclamation, "Fiddle-sticks!"). 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 and listen to the audio, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Vidi sub sole nec velocium esse cursum nec fortium bellum (Ecc. 9:11). You can use the Javascript to include the Vulgate verse of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog.

Latin Animal Proverb of the Day: Today's animal proverb is Ne capra contra leonem (English: A goat should not [go] against a lion - lions eat goats for dinner, after all!). You can use the Javascript to include the Animal Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog.

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Nec summus cunctis Iuppiter ipse placet (English: Even lofty Jupiter himself cannot please everybody - a saying you can consider to be about Jupiter the god, or Jupiter as a metonomy for the weather up in the sky). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proper name proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀιόλος ἀνὴρ εἰς βόθρον ἐμπεσεῖται. (English: A slippery fellow will fall into the ditch - a great saying about how sneaky people are their own worst enemy). 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 CANE MORDACI (the story of the "dog with a clog" who was prone to bite). 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.




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