Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Round-Up: October 9

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 Vidua et asino viridi: The Widow and The Green Donkey. This is absolutely one of my favorite Abstemius fables! It perhaps has something in common with the "familiarity breeds contempt" tradition of Aesop's fables, but it is combined with an element of social satire that is just delightful!

For an image today, I'll let the Roman Emperor of the Week widget supply us with a portrait of this week's emperor!

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