Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Round-Up: June 26

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).

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is O Cupido, quantus es! In English: O Cupid, how great thou art! Listen to the audio, and read about the powers of Cupid as expressed by a character in Plautus's Mercator.

AudioLatin.com: 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 Nemo omnibus placet, the Latin equivalent of "there's no pleasing everybody.".

LatinViaProverbs.com: 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 107, a group of proverbs featuring second conjugation verbs and third declension nouns.

LatinViaFables.com: 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 Iuvene Senis curvitatem irridente: The Youth Who Mocked The Old Man's Bent Back. This is a nice little story - you might call it an Aesopic version of the modern saying "live fast, die young, leave a beautiful corpse."

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the young man and the old man (see above). Below is a smaller image of the crossword; visit LatinCrossword.com for a larger version you can print along with a word list, clues, and the solution, too.

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