Thursday, July 12, 2007

Round-Up: July 12

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 Amicorum sunt communia omnia. In English: Friends have all things in common. Listen to the audio, and read a fragment of Ennius which shows how no one loses by sharing!

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 a wise saying for those of you with credit cards: Felix qui nihil debet., "happy is he who owes nothing."

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 one of my favorites: De Urso et Apibus: The Bear and The Bees. This is a fable that also shows up in Barlow's Aesop, so you can see how Barlow depicted the plight of the foolish bear here!

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the bear and the bees (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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