Latin Crosswords

Puzzles for Latin students and anyone interested in the ancient Greco-Roman world.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

De Ariete et tauro


I'm using some new crossword puzzle software (online, fast, easy) to create new puzzles to go with the new Aesop's fables I'm posting at

Today's fable at Latin Via Fables is De Ariete cum tauro pugnante: The Ram Who Fought With The Bull
. You can visit the Latin Via Fables page for this fable to see the Latin text, English translation and some grammar help.

Word List. Here is an alphabetical word list of the Latin words included in the puzzle:
aries, arietare, atrox, caput, certamen, cornu, decertare, facile, firmitas, frons, ictus, impar, lacessere, laniger, potens, statim, stultus, superare, taurinus, taurus
Click here to get the crossword puzzle to print and fill in.

Click here to get the crossword puzzle solution.

Here are the clues:


3 Blow, stroke
4 Easily
7 To challenge, attack
8 Head
12 Immediately, at once
13 Bull's, bull (adjective)
14 To ram, batter
17 Horn
18 Wool-bearer, sheep
20 Forehand, forepart


1 Foolish, fool
2 Strength
5 To fight, compete
6 Fierce, savage
9 Ram
10 To overcome, defeat
11 Contest, combat
15 Bull
16 Powerful
19 Uneven, unequal

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