Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Round-Up: August 28

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). Because of my schedule this semester, I'll be offline on Wednesday, but I'll see you back again online on Thursday.

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is Aliorum medicus ipse ulceribus scates. In English: You, a doctor to others, are covered all over with sores. Listen to the audio, and read the Aesop's fable about the frog who set up shop as a physician.

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 that famous saying, Hirundo una ver non facit, "One swallow does not make a spring."

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 139, a group of proverbs featuring more third 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 Asino laborum finem non inveniente: The Donkey not finding any end to his labors. I think this is a spectacular fable, which is Abstemius's variation on the classic Aesop fable of the donkey wishing for better masters - in this story, the poor donkey keeps hoping for a better season of the year to arrive, but it never does.

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the poor donkey working all year round (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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