Thursday, January 24, 2008

Round-Up: January 24

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. 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 "blessed are you, the poor": Beati pauperes quia vestrum est regnum Dei. 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 iuvenem poma sibi surripientem saxis deiiciente: About the old man using rocks to dislodge the young man stealing his apples. This is one of the more bizarre fables in Abstemius, but it is really quite striking and memorable - plus the use of the word "moped" in L'Estrange's version is delightful!

For an image today, I'll let the Greek Beast of the Week widget supply us a portrait of this week's mythical creature!

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