Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Round-Up: February 20

Here is a round-up of Wednesday'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 wise saying about lion cubs in the city, which has such a great range of metaphorical applications: Non oportet in urbe nutrire leonem.

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 23, which includes Samson's riddles - Quid dulcius melle? Quid leone fortius?

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas! Today's fable is Ἄνθρωπος πένης καὶ Θάνατος, The Poor Man and Death, one of my favorite Aesop's fables with the great folkoric element of the appearance of Death in person! 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.

Here's an image to go with that fable, taken from Barlow's Aesop: