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De Canibus Britannicis. Project Gutenberg is not a place I normally expect to find Latin texts, but a truly wonderful book has just shown up there this week! The e-text consists of Caius's original De Canibus Britannicis (1570) and Fleming's translation Of English Dogges (1576). The separate texts are then followed by a combined text, giving the Latin original and the English translation in interlocking segments. I wonder if we will see any other great Renaissance items like this at Project Gutenberg. It's a mode of presentation that makes the text equally useful for Latinists and for folks who are interested in Renaissance England. Marvelous!
Latin Via Fables: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each. Today's fable is Fable 14: Rana et Bos, the story of the frog who was literally puffed up with pride - fatally so! Here is Barlow's illustration:
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