Thursday, May 1, 2008

Round-Up: May 1

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 169, a group of proverbs which includes this lovely saying about small beginnings: De glande fit ardua quercus. 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 fine saying about faith and works: Fides sine operibus otiosa est.

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Ἔλαφος νοσοῦσα, The Ailing Deer, a story that illustrates the English saying: with friends like this, who needs enemies?

Here's an image to go with that fable, taken from Townsend's Aesop: