Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Round-Up: January 15

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts (you can browse through previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives). You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you can subscribe by email.

LatinViaProverbs.com: I'm working away 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 161, a group of proverbs includes this nice item about the mythological Tantalus: Tantalus inter undas sitit.

AudioLatin.com: Verses: Here is some more audio for the Vulgate Verses book also - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English notes and commentary on these verses also. Today's group includes Cain's famous question: Num custos fratris mei sum? (a verse I had blogged about recently at ReligiousReading.com).

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 vulpe carnem leporis cani laudante: About the fox who told the dog how good the rabbit's flesh was. Like yesterday's fable, this one is a warning about false friends - especially if you are a rabbit and it is a fox who pretends to be your friend!

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

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