Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Round-Up: September 11

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). As per the usual schedule for this semester, I'm awfully busy on Wednesday, so I will see you again on Thursday!

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is Non faciunt meliorem equum aurei freni. In English: Golden reins do not make a better horse. Listen to the audio, and read about this saying in Seneca, along with a related Aesop's fable about a horse and a donkey.

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 Inter os et offam multa cadunt, "There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip."

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 146, the very last group of proverbs featuring third declension nouns and third conjugation verbs.

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 Sene ob impotentiam libidinem carnis relinquente: The Old Man who gave up his carnal pleasures on account of impotence. This is one of Abstemius's little fables denouncing religious hypocrisy. I'll just note that there are some risque fables to be found in Aesop as well! :-)

I don't have a crossword today (the wonderful website I use to create those is offline tonight apparently - I sure hope it comes back!). UPDATE: The Crossword Puzzle generator site came back up, so here is the Crossword for Abstemius's De Sene.

Meanwhile, I've included here the image that accompanies the story of the horse and the donkeky (see above) in Barlow's Aesop.

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