Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Round-Up: May 20

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LatinViaProverbs.com: 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 172, a group of proverbs which includes how all roads lead to Rome: Omnes viae ad Romam ferunt.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Ὄρνις χρυσοτόκος, The Hen Laying Golden Eggs, one of Aesop's fables that is still well-known even today.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version by the Renaissance poet Osius (along with a simple prose version from the Jacobs & Doering Latin reader), plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 55, the story of the maids who killed the rooster, hoping to be able to sleep late. The disastrous outcome definitely has something in common with the story of the goose that laid the golden egg mentioned above - although instead of going from good to bad, as in that story, the maids' situation goes from bad to worse! Here is the illustration:

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