Sunday, April 20, 2008

Round-Up: April 20

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.

Vulgate Verses. The Vulgate Verses book is now available (from Lulu Publishers), and I'm commenting on various verses included in that book for their special qualities in Latin. Today's verse is Nonne militia est vita hominis super terram?, which features the word nonne, the rhetorical marker in Latin that the expected answer to a question is "yes." Proverbs: Here is the audio for 10 more Latin proverbs from Latin Via Proverbs - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English translations and commentary on the proverbs, too. Today's group includes a great reminder that none of us is perfect: Non omnia possumus omnes.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Λέων ἐγκάθειρκτος καὶ ἀλώπηξ, The Caged Lion and The Fox, a story which is quite similar to the story of the sheep or a kid up on a roof making fun of a wolf down below.

Here's an image to go with that fable, taken from a version of the story about the kid on the roof, as found inTownsend's Aesop: