Thursday, April 27, 2017

Special Edition: Evan Millner at Patreon

I'll have a regular edition of the Bestiaria tomorrow, but I wanted to share here today an email I received from Evan Millner, whose work I have watched and admired for many (MANY) years now. He is using Patreon to support his work, and I am guessing some readers of this blog might be interested in Evan's new home on the Internet. I've pasted in Evan's email below:


For those of you who have not yet heard, on April 14th 2017, Latinum moved to Patreon; https://www.patreon.com/latinum

Following mypodcast.com ceasing trading in 2010, the Latinum Podcast was homeless, and went into hibernation. As you may know, some materials were still available on Payloadz, but I was no longer regularly creating and uploading new materials.

This is all changing!

What is Patreon? Patreon is a type of crowd-funding website, for funding ongoing projects (unlike Kickstarter, which is for big one-off projects).

You can become a patron for $1 or more (you decide) per month; this gives you access to the entirety Latinum's extensive, and growing Latin Streaming Catalogue, which you can find here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/index-to-latinum-8810343

I have now transferred the bulk of my audio material onto Patreon's site; including material not previously released; there are already regular releases of new recordings.

I have also set up a download catalogue.

For downloads (the kind of download that is also available on Payloadz) there is a higher tier for access to the download catalogue. (This, of course, also gives access to the streaming catalogue).

I am pleased that the number of patrons is growing fast.

If you have not already signed up, would you consider becoming a patron? The funds from my patrons will help me set aside time for working regularly on Latin recording and production; if it goes very well, possibly even as my main activity.

You can find Latinum on Patreon at:
https://www.patreon.com/latinum

Please consider becoming a supporter.

Kind regards,

Evan

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 23

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - 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.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Maias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Aeneas and Dido, and there are more images here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Incitas crabrones (English: You're stirring up hornets).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Amori finem tempus, non animus facit (English: It is time that puts an end to love, not the mind).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ad Graecas calendas (English: On the Greek calends; from Adagia 1.5.84 ... which is to say, "never" because the Greek calendars did not have calend days).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Omnia idem pulvis: Al is one self dust or asshes. From earth wee came, and to earth wee shall. Yea the scripture saith that asshes wee be, and to asshes we shall reverte. Nowe amongest asshes or dust I pray you, what greate difference is ther? How will ye discerne the asshes of a Kinge, or an Emperour, of a Duke, of a great Bishop, from the asshes of a cobler, yea of a begger..

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Deum Nihil Latet. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Optimum medicamentum quies.
Rest is the best medicine.

Res immoderata cupido.
Desire is a limitless thing.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Struthiocamelus Perfidus , the story of a hypocritical ostrich (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Divitiae et Simulacrum Sacrum, a paradoxical fable.

Homo et Statua

Words from Mythology. For more about HYPNOS and HYPNOTIC, see this blog post.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 20

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Don't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem duodecimum Kalendas Maias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Sabine Women Making Peace, and there are more images here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Meo contentus sum (English: I am content with what I have).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Litteris absentes videmus (English: We see people who are absent through letters).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Pomum compunctum cito corrumpit sibi iunctum (English: A bruised fruit quickly spoils the fruit next to it).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Aquae furtivae dulciores sunt, et panis absconditus suavior (Proverbs 9:17). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Iustum Petito. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Ito bonis avibus.
Go with good omens.

O fallax rerum copia!
O the deceitful abundance of things!

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Apollo , a fable about the Olympian gods (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursae Catuli et Leaena, a fable about bear cubs being "licked into shape."


Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Old Greek Nature Stories by F. A. Farrar.