Saturday, April 5, 2008

Round-Up: April 5

Yes, I am back - after a LONG hiatus finishing up the book manuscript of Barlow's Aesop for Bolchazy-Carducci. It is now safely in the hands of the editor (YEAH!), and I can finally get back to blogging. So, 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 Spiritus quidem promptus; caro vero infirma, which features the two postpositive particles quidem and vero. Verses: Here is some more audio for the Vulgate Verses book - 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 this line made famous by the Rosary: Benedictus fructus ventris tui.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Ποιμὴν καὶ λέων, The Shepherd and the Lion, a story about the need to be careful what you ask for... because you just might get it!

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