Friday, January 11, 2008

Round-Up: January 11

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts (you can browse through previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives). You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you can subscribe by email. I'm working away 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 160, a group of proverbs includes this nice proverb about keeping silent when in doubt: In dubiis melius est tacere quam dicere. Verses: Here is some more audio for the Vulgate Verses book also - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English notes and commentary on these verses also. Today's group includes this Bible saying which has a very nice word-play in the Latin lex lux: Mandatum lucerna est, et lex lux. I've got a new experiment today - a video, based on the fable of the fox and the eagle. I created the video with iMovie: it's got my audio of the fable, along with some images from some early printed editions of Aesop; you can find the text with commentary, together with the video, at my Aesop wiki; embedded videos can go anywhere, which is very handy indeed. I'd be curious what you all think about it - the video is online and shared thanks to Andrew Reinhard and his great website!

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