Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Round-Up: October 2

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).

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 Ariete cum tauro pugnante: The Ram Who Fought The Bull. This is a great little story which can use the same play on words in English as in Latin: the ram was really sorry when he decided to use his horns to "ram" the bull who has, after all, some serious horns of his own!

Blogs updated earlier this week:For an image today, I'll let the Greek Mythological Beast of the Week widget supply us a portrait of this week's creature!




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