Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Round-Up: October 24

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). I'm now starting to go through Barlow's Aesop again, preparing the materials for a forthcoming book with Bolchazy-Carducci! So, as I republish the fables at, they will have accompanying vocabulary and grammar notes, something I had not included in my previous recitation of these fables. Here is the fable I published today: De cane et bove, The Dog and The Bull - better known as "the dog in the manger" in English. This is a very well-known story in English, but it is not actually part of the classical Greek or Latin Aesop tradition! There is a brief reference to the situation in Lucian, and it finally becomes a fable with Steinhowel's Aesop and thenceforth joins the European Aesopic tradition.

Here is the Barlow illustration - this is definitely not a nice little doggie:

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