Monday, April 28, 2008

Round-Up: April 28

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.

Vulgate Verses. The Vulgate Verses book is now available (from Lulu Publishers), and I'm commenting on various verses included in that book for their special qualities in Latin. Today's verse is Quid timidi estis, modicae fidei, which features the use of quid to ask a 'why?' question. 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 an encouraging saying for those of us who think we get wiser, or at least more sly, as we get older! Vulpes aetati fit astutior.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Κύνες λέοντος δορὰν σπαράττοντες, The Dogs Gnawing The Lion-Skin, a fable related to similar stories about the ignoble fate of the sick, dying or dead lion.

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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