Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Round-Up: July 17

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 Amicus omnibus, amicus nemini. In English: A friend to all, a friend to none. Listen to the audio, and read the marvelous poem about the "Motores Bi" (The Motor Buses).

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 Canes timidi vehementius latrant quam mordent, the Latin equivalent of "his bark is worse than his bite."

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 Sue et Cane: Pig and Dog. If this fable gives any insight into Latin as it was taught in the Renaissance, the poor kids were getting beaten up and having their ears pulled on a regular basis!

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the hunting dog and the pig (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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