Monday, April 14, 2008

Round-Up: April 14

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. Proverbs: Here is the audio for 10 more Latin proverbs from Latin Via 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 riddling saying (hint: this is an inscription you can find on clocks, and the answer is a feminine noun - as you can see from the use of the adjective ultima): Feriunt omnes, ultima necat. I'm working away on the online guide to Latin Via Proverbs, with grammar notes and English translations, working through the book group by group. Today I've posted notes for Group 167, a group of proverbs which this great saying about roosters and their dominions: Gallus in sterquilinio suo plurimum potest.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Ἔλαφος ἐπὶ νάματι καὶ θηρευταί, The Deer at The Stream and The Hunters, the famous story of the creature who disparages its strongest features, and praises those features which will be its downfall.

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