Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Round-Up: August 7-8

I'll be awfully busy on Wednesday this week, so here is a round-up of today's Bestiaria Latina blog posts and I'll see you all again online on Thursday! (Meanwhile, you can browse through previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives).

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is Caput imperat, non pedes. In English: The head rules, not the feet. Listen to the audio, and read a risque little Aesop's fable about some human-headed sheep. Ha!

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 that famous saying, Tempus fugit, "Time flies!" Definitely a good saying for the sudden end of summer!

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 129, 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 Cera duritiem appetente: The Wax, seeking to become hard. This is one of my very favorite fables by Abstemius: the poor wax gets trapped in her own logic! :-)

LatinCrossword.com: This Latin crossword puzzle goes with the story of the wax and the fire (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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