Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Round-Up: September 4

I hope everybody had a nice LONG three-day weekend! 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 Induis me leonis exuvium. In English: You are dressing me in a lion's skin. Listen to the audio, and read about Hercules, and also about the fable of the donkey in the lion's skin.

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 the Latin equivalent of "when the cat's away, the mice play," Audacem reddit felis absentia murem..

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 142, a group of proverbs featuring yet more third conjugation verbs with third declension nouns (I forgot just how many of these there were!).

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 Lupo suadente histrici, ut tela deponeret: The Wolf Persuading the Hedgehog to lay down his weapons. This is a parable of what you could call the "Cold War" between the hedgehog and the fox! No weapons reductions for the hedgehog, no matter what the pretend-peacenik wolf might tell him. :-)

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the wolf and the hedgehog (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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