Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Round-Up: August 14

Here is a round-up of today's Bestiaria Latina blog posts (you can browse through previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives). Classes have started for Fall semester and because of my schedule this semester, it looks like I will just be blogging on Monday and Tuesday, and then again on Thursday and Friday - so I'll see you online again on Thursday!

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is Ab asino lanam quaeris. In English: You're looking to get wool from a donkey. Listen to the audio, and read about how Aristophanes made use of this famous fool's errand in his play, The Frogs.

AudioLatin.com: Here is the audio for 10 more Latin 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 another nice motto for inveterate bookworms like myself: Alit lectio ingenium..

LatinViaProverbs.com: I'm continuing to work on the online guide to the Latin Via Proverbs book, with grammar notes and English translations, working through the book group by group. Today I've posted notes for Group 132, a group of proverbs featuring third conjugation verbs and third declension nouns.

LatinViaFables.com: I'm continuing to work my way through the 15th-century Latin fables of Abstemius! With each fable I'm posting the Latin text, a segmented Latin text, along with an English translation by me, plus the rollicking 17th-century translation by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Today's fable is De Amne suum fontem conviciis lacessente, About the Stream who harangued its spring with complaints. L'Estrange's version of this story is very vivid and lively; it clearly fired his imagination!

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the stream and its source (see above). Below is a smaller image of the crossword; visit LatinCrossword.com for a larger version you can print along with a word list, clues, and the solution, too.

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