Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Round-Up: July 24-25

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). Also, just a heads up: I'll be extremely busy on Wednesday, so I'm not sure if I will be able to do any blogging or not - so, just in case, I've labeled this as a round-up for July 24 and July 25. I'll hope to see you again on Thursday, though, for sure!

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is E verbis fatuos, ex aure tenemus asellum. In English: We hold a donkey by the ear; we hold fools by their words. Listen to the audio, and learn something about the great classical scholar and scientist, D'Arcy Thompson!

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 those immortal words, Mulus mulum scabit, "one mule scratches another."

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 124, a group of proverbs featuring third conjugation verbs with second declension nouns and adjecdtives.

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 Sacerdote et piris: The Priest and The Pears. It's a scatalogical fable - and I happen to think it is extremely funny! We could call it in English "the priest who pissed on a pile of pears" (which is right up there with Peter Piper picked a pint of pickled peppers...). Enjoy! :-)

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the priest and the pears (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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