Monday, February 4, 2008

Round-Up: February 4

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 great little rhyme about learning with books: Haurit ille aquam cribro qui discit sine libro.

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 21, which includes the beautiful saying about the "many mansions" of God's house: In domo Patris mei mansiones multae sunt. 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 accipitribus inter se inimicis quos columbae pacaverant: About the hawks who were enemies whom the doves pacified. This is definitely one of those "no good deed goes unpunished" type of fables! For your numerical amusement - Roman Sudoku. Yes, it's Sudoku played with Roman numerals: enjoy! You can visit the blog for a larger version, easier to print out and play. Here's a small image of the puzzle: