Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Round-Up: August 21

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). Because of my schedule this semester, I won't be posting on Wednesday, but I will be back on Thursday!

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is Discipulus est prioris posterior dies. In English: The following day is the student of the previous day. Listen to the audio, and learn about a Tarot deck in which this motto appears on one of the cards.

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 a good warning for bookworms! Distrahit animum librorum multitudo.

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 135, more 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 Adolescente in funere matris canente: About the Young Man who sang at his mother's funeral. This is a fable about the mismatched fool, doing something inappropriate that is appropriately done by someone else! (Monkeys are, of course, proverbially famous for this - monkey see, monkey do.)

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the boy singing at the funeral (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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