Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Round-Up: February 5

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 165, a group of proverbs which includes this Latin version of "when the cat's away": Dum felis dormit, mus gaudet et exsilit antro.

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 nice saying about wisdom itself: Omnis sapientia a Deo Domino est.

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 muliere ignem in mariti domum ferente: About the woman bringing a fire into her husband's house. This is yet another one of the misogynistic fables which are a staple of the Aesopic repertoire, both in the ancient world and still in the Renaissance, as you can see, alas.

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