Monday, June 9, 2008

Round-Up: June 9

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Regnant qualibet urbe lupi (English: The wolves reign in every city.). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage, blog, or wiki. Meanwhile, to read a brief essay about this proverb, visit the website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἂν χωλῷ παροικήσῃς, ὑποσκάζειν μαθήσῃς. (English: If you live together with someone who is lame, you will learn to limp). 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. 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 one of the best known Latin sayings: Sic transit gloria mundi.

Vulgate Verses. The Vulgate Verses book is now available (from Lulu Publishers), and I'm commenting on various verses included in that book for their special qualities in Latin. Today's verse is Pater, omnia possibilia tibi sunt, which teaches a good lesson about subject-predicate structure in Latin.

How-To Technology Tips. For those of you interested in great free (or cheap) tools for publishing online, I've created a blog where I'm posting tips on the tools that I use. Today's post is about Adding Widgets to a Class Page - for those of you who just use for quizzing, the class page feature is very useful, too! For your numerical amusement - Roman Sudoku. Yes, it's Sudoku played with Roman numerals: enjoy! You can visit the blog for a large version of today's puzzle, easier to print out and play.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version by de Furia plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 115, the story of the man who went hunting for a bird and was hunted by a snake instead! Here is the illustration:

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