Monday, June 25, 2007

Round-Up: June 25

Here is a round-up of today's Bestiaria Latina blog posts (you can browse through previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives). Today's proverb is Cupido atque ira consultores pessimi. In English: Desire and Anger are the worst advisors. Listen to the audio, and read about Cupid and the goddess of anger, Ira. Here is the audio for 10 more Latin 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 that very wise observation, Cicatrix manet, "the scar remains" (even after the wound has healed). I'm continuing to work on the online guide to the Latin Via Proverbs book, with grammar notes and English translations, working through the book group by group. Today I've posted notes for Group 106, a group of proverbs featuring second conjugation verbs and third declension nouns. I'm continuing to work my way through the 15th-century Latin fables of Abstemius! With each fable I'm posting the Latin text, a segmented Latin text, along with an English translation by me, plus the rollicking 17th-century translation by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Today's fable is De viro qui ad Cardinalem accessit: The Man Who Approached the Cardinal. Even if you have never known anyone who was appointed to be a cardinal in the Catholic Church, you might still be able to relate to this fable! This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the man and the cardinal (see above). Below is a smaller image of the crossword; visit for a larger version you can print along with a word list, clues, and the solution, too.

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