Friday, December 31, 2010
Kohler: Das Tierleben im Sprichwort der Griechen und Römer
Das Tierleben im Sprichwort der Griechen und Römer, by Carl Sylvio Köhler (1881).
This is a delightful collection of Latin and Greek animal proverbs, arranged by animal. The commentary is in German, but even if you just read Latin and/or Greek, the book is a lot of fun. It's very similar to the book that I hope to do this summer, although I will be focusing on Latin proverbs, and looking at Latin proverbs over the millennia, not just in ancient Rome. If you are interested in specifically Roman proverbs about the animals, this is a great book to explore!