Sunday, January 20, 2008

Round-Up: January 20

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. Today's proverb is Stercus optimum vestigium domini. In English: The master's footstep is the best fertilizer. Listen to the audio, and read the story of a most amusing mis-translation of this proverb by a very well-intentioned Latin student.

Vulgate Verses. The Vulgate Verses book is now available (from Lulu Publishers), and I'm adding Study Guides at the Vulgate Verses blog. The Study Guide I've added today is for Group 18, which includes the famous Cretan liars paradox: Cretenses semper mendaces.. For your numerical amusement - Roman Sudoku. Yes, it's Sudoku played with Roman numerals: enjoy! You can visit the blog for a larger version, easier to print out and play. Here's a small image of the puzzle: