Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Round-Up: January 8

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.

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 159, a group of proverbs includes this nice item about the dangers of getting and wanting: Qui multum habet, plus cupit.

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 famous Bible quote: Quid est veritas? (which, I should note, is also an anagram for a possible answer: Est vir qui adest).

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 Lupo pisce fluvii, maris regnum affectante: About the "Wolf-Fish" of the river who claimed to rule the sea. I'm not entirely sure if the "wolf-fish" is a pike or a sturgeon - you will see that Sir Roger considers it to be a pike!

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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