Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Round-Up: July 3

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 Dulcis inexpertis cultura potentis amici. In English: The cultivation of a powerful friend is enjoyable, for those who do not know any better! Listen to the audio, and read something about the word endings in this very wise little saying found in Horace's epistles.

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 Omnia nimia nocent, a good motto for dieters!

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 113, a group of proverbs featuring more 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 Vidua virum petente: The Widow Seeking a Husband,. This is a quite funny fable, definitely for adults - and you need to read the Latin since L'Estrange is a bit evasive in his translation!

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the widow seeking a husband (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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