Monday, February 18, 2008

Round-Up: February 18

I'm finally back, after losing one week (or more really) to the cold and flu - ugh! 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. Today's proverb is Errores medicorum terra tegit. In English: The earth covers the doctors' mistakes. Listen to the audio, and ponder just what the Latin saying tells us about medical malpractice! 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 the famous trisagion: Sanctus sanctus sanctus Dominus Deus omnipotens.

Greek Via Fables: After finishing up with the Latin fables of Abstemius, I've embarked on a new fable project under the auspices of the eClassics ning - the Greek fables of Syntipas! Today's fable is Ὄνος καὶ τέττιξ, Donkey and Cicada, a wonderful story about the poor foolish donkey who, as usual, is trying to be something he is not! If you would like a bit of Greek to read, I can highly recommend these fables. You will find the text in paragraph form and also a segmented version to make the reading easier.

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

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