Sunday, February 24, 2008

Round-Up: February 24

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts (you can browse through previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives). You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you can subscribe by email. In conjunction with the Vulgate Verses book, I've posted about the Immaculate Conception: macula non est in te. (Plus you can find out what this has to do with a caffè macchiato, pictured below.) Proverbs: Here is the audio for 10 more Latin proverbs from Latin Via Proverbs - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English translations and commentary on the proverbs, too. Today's group includes this great advice about going wild every once in a while: Aliquando et insanire iucundum est.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Χελιδὼν καὶ κόραξ, The Swallow and The Raven, a familiar type of fable, in which two animals debate their relative merits. This time, the raven comes out on top!

For an image today, here's a caffè macchiato poster - if you are curious about how this relates to Immaculate Conception, check out the blog post! :-)