Monday, January 28, 2008

Round-Up: January 28

I hope everybody had a great weekend! Here is a round-up of Monday'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. Proverbs: 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 this wonderful saying about the difference between between a wise person and a foolish one: Animo imperat sapiens, stultus servit.

Vulgate Verses. The Vulgate Verses book is now available (from Lulu Publishers), and I'm adding Study Guides at the Vulgate Verses blog. The Study Guide I've added today is for Group 19, which includes the famous saying from Ecclesiastes: Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. 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 (when available). Today's fable is De Leone porcum sibi socium eligente: About the lion choosing the pig as his ally. I'm not quite sure how the pig got such a good reputation for loyalty to its friends, but so this fable tells us. L'Estrange's adaptation into English is rousing, as ever!

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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