Saturday, March 14, 2009

Round-Up: March 14

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 27, which features this optimistic saying: E parvo semine multa messis.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed, full of proverbs while I am online each day - here's a recent one about the passage of time: Truditur dies die novaeque pergunt interire lunae.

Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is Vita misero longa, felici brevis (English: For the wretched man, life is long; for the happy man, it is brief - a saying worth thinking about in our endless pursuit of quantity of life, without due regard for quality). 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 Sit omnis homo velox ad audiendum, tardus autem ad loquendum (James 1:19). 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 Ingenium suum vulpecula mutare nescit (English: The fox does not know how to change her character... and an "ingeious" character it is!). 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 Dignus Argivo clypeo (English: Worthy of an Argive shield - the circular Argive shield was a proverbial emblem of valor in the greek and Roman world). 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 Γνώμη δὲ κρεῖσσόν ἐστιν ἤ ῥώμη χερῶν (English: Intelligence is stronger than the strength of your hands - which is not to say that bodily strength counts for nothing... but it can be outsmarted!). 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 LUPO ET GRUE (the story of the crane who foolishly did a favor for a wolf). 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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