Friday, January 18, 2008

Round-Up: January 18

HAPPY FRIDAY, everybody! 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.

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is Dominus habet oculos centum. In English: The master has a hundred eyes. Listen to the audio, and read an Aesop's fable that could have this saying as its moral (you can see the fable illustrated below).

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 a motto for all of us misunderstood eccentrics (I count myself one!): Non est propheta sine honore, nisi in patria sua. :-)

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 equo inculto sed veloci et ceteris eum irridentibus: About the shabby, but speedy, horse, and the other horses who mocked him. This is one of those many fables that tell us "not to judge a book by its cover," although it's possible to tell a more lively story about horses than about books!

For an image today, here's the illustration that goes with the fable about the master's eyes, from Barlow's Aesop:



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