Thursday, March 6, 2008

Round-Up: March 6

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. Today's proverb is Te de aliis quam alios de te suavius est fieri doctos. In English: It is a sweeter thing for you to become wise from others' mistakes than for others to become wise from your mistakes. Listen to the audio, and learn about this principle of the "negative exemplum" as expressed by a character in Plautus's Persa.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Περιστερὰ διψῶσα, The Thirsty Pigeon, the story of a poor bird who mistakes illusion for reality!

For an image today, I'll let the Greek Beast of the Week widget supply us a portrait of this week's mythical creature!

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