Friday, June 29, 2007

Round-Up: June 29

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 Lucrum cum iactura famae damnum est, non lucrum. In English: Profit, with the loss of reputation, is loss, not profit. Listen to the audio, and take a look at the Latin textbook from 1623 where I found this particular saying.

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 this great little animal saying: Habet et musca splenem, "Even the fly has a spleen," i.e. she can get angry!

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 Turdo amicitiam cum hirundine ineunte: The Thrush Making Friends with the Swallow. This is the kind of fable that presents an opinion that some people might agree with and some people might disagree with strongly: is it better to have friends who are like you... or friends who are different from you, as the thrush is different from the swallow?

LatinCrossword.com: Another Roman Emperors puzzle! So if you did not find your favorite emperor in yesterday's puzzle, hopefully you will find him in today's puzzle. 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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