Friday, March 13, 2009

Round-Up: March 13

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 26, which features this fine saying for all you booklovers out there: Vita sine libris mors est.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's the Latin equivalent of "if I were in your shoes" in English: Nemo scit ubi calceus urat, nisi qui eum portet.

Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is Perit voluptas, virtus immortalis est (English: Pleasure perishes; personal worth is immortal - although finding an English equivalent for Latin virtus is well-nigh impossible). You can use the Javascript to include the audio Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog. Meanwhile, to read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Bonum certamen certavi, cursum consummavi, fidem servavi (II Tim. 4:7). You can use the Javascript to include the Vulgate verse of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog. (For a nice polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, see the Sacred Texts Archive online.)

Latin Animal Proverb of the Day: Today's animal proverb is In praetoriis leones, in castris lepores (English: Lions behind the defenses, rabbits in the field camps - a saying well worth keeping in mind when you hear warmongers blustering back in Washington). 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 Proximus Iovi, proximior fulgori (English: Close to Jupiter, closer to the lightning - in other words, beware the high and mighty!). 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 Ἀετὸν κάνθαρος μαίευται (English: The beetle serves as midwife to the eagle - an allusion to the marvelous fable of how the lowly dung-beetle punished the wicked eagle). 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 VULPE ET UVA (the fable which famously gives us the English saying "sour grapes!)). 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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