Thursday, May 15, 2008

Round-Up: May 15

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email. Today's proverb is Asinus in tegulis. In English: A donkey on the roof-tiles. Listen to the audio, and read an Islamic Sufi legend about the holy man Ebrahim ibn Adham and the camel on his roof!

Greek Via Fables: Here's the latest from the Greek fables of Syntipas. Today's fable is Ἀνὴρ ἔχιν ἀνελόμενος, The Man Picking Up The Viper, a great fable about how no good deed goes unpunished. For your numerical amusement - Roman Sudoku. Yes, it's Sudoku played with Roman numerals: enjoy! You can visit the blog for a large version of today's puzzle, easier to print out and play.

Latin Via Fables: I've added a Perry fable type, with a Latin version by the Renaissance poet Hieronymus Osius, plus an illustration, to the blog today. This time it is Perry 17, the story of the fox without a tail. Here is the illustration:

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