Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Round-Up: January 22

I hope everybody had a good Martin Luther King Day! Here is a round-up of Tuesday'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.

LatinViaProverbs.com: 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 162, a group of proverbs includes this great frog proverb: Rana in paludem ex throno resilit auro. (In other words: you can take the frog out of the swamp, but you can't take the swamp out of the frog, ha ha.)

AudioLatin.com: 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 the famous phrase, "where are they (now)?" - ubi sunt: Patres vestri ubi sunt?

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 rustico per vocem haedi ad iuriscultum admisso: About the farmer who was admitted to the lawyer's office thanks to the voice of a goat. In other words: bribery will get you anywhere!

For an image today, I'll let the Roman Emperor of the Week widget supply us a portrait of this week's ruler!

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