Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Round-Up: January 29

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 164, a group of proverbs includes the famous question about watching the watchers: Quis custodit custodes? (Very fitting as I watched the movie "Breach" this evening, about the Soviet spy in the FBI, Robert Hanssen!)

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 this saying about the power of proverbs: Verba sapientium sicut stimuli.

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 culice cibum et hospitium ab ape petente: About the gnat asking for food and shelter from the bee. This is a recognizable variation on the famous traditional fable about the cricket seeking food from the ant when winter arrives!

For an image today, I'll let the Greek Divinity of the Week widget supply us a portrait of this week's god or goddess!

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