Thursday, April 24, 2008

Round-Up: April 24

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. I'm working away on the online guide to Latin Via Proverbs, with grammar notes and English translations, working through the book group by group. Today I've posted notes for Group 168, a group of proverbs which includes this great saying about people who boast and brag: Minima possunt qui plurima iactant. Verses: Here is some more audio for the Vulgate Verses book - 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 lovely saying about God's abode: In domo Patris mei mansiones multae sunt.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Ὄφις πατούμενος, The Stepped-On Snake , a story that endorses the idea of the pre-emptive strike.

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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