Monday, June 23, 2008

Round-Up: June 23

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. In addition to the Latin proverb of the day, I've added a new essay to the blog about the saying Elephantus culicem non curat (In English: An elephant doesn't notice a gnat.). Listen to the audio, and read an Aesop's fable about how a camel (like the elephant) doesn't notice a gnat!

Learning Latin Links. The link for today is Diederich, The Frequency of Latin Words - a great study of Latin vocabulary frequency for various Latin authors.

Verbosum: Latin and English Vocabulary-Building. The Latin word root for today is TAC, which gives rise to all sorts of English words, along with the fascinating Roman goddess "Tacita," the goddess whose name must remain silent, the goddess whose name cannot be spoken.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Σύντομος ἡ πονηερία, βραδεῖα ἡ ἀρετή. (English: Wickedness is a short-cut; virtue is the long way). You can use the Javascript to include the Greek proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage, blog, or wiki - and each Greek proverb also comes with a Latin version.

How-To Technology Tips. Today's technology tip is about Site-Specific Searches with Google - using examples from the Latin Library and Sacred Texts Archive online.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a new Latin fable type, plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is a story from the medieval Liber Kalilae et Dimnae, about The Camel in the Court of the Lion-King. If you have not read a typical medieval folktale before, I think you will be surprised at how easy it is! Here is the illustration:

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