Saturday, March 28, 2009

Round-Up: March 28

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.

HODIE: ante diem quintum Kalendas Apriles. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.


Heri Hodie Cras Podcast: Today's audio podcast is Latin Via Proverbs: Group 41, which features this great saying about diversity and unity: Manus digiti coaequales non sunt, omnes tamen usui (The fingers of the hand are not equals, but all are useful).


You can get access to all the proverb of the day scripts (also available as random proverb scripts) at the website.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Twitter feed of Latin proverbs which I "tweet" while I am online each day (in English, too). Here's a recent one that I really liked, about self-mastery: Egomet sum mihi imperator (English: I am my own emperor over myself).

Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is one of my own personal faovrites, Nec habeo, nec careo, nec curo (English: I have not, I lack not, I care not). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

Proverbium Perbreve of the Day: Today's two-word proverb is Deus providebit (English: God will provide - which you can see inscribed on this 18th-century Swiss coin).

Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is Lux luceat vestra (English: Let your light shine - although that does not capture the lovely play on words in the Latin; I guess you could say, Let your light up!).

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Beati pacifici (Matt. 5:9). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

Latin Animal Proverb of the Day: Today's animal proverb is Cancri numquam recte ingrediuntur (English: Crabs never walk right - a saying which provides the basis for the great Aesop's fable about the crab and his mother).

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Porro a Jove atque fulmine (English: Far from Jupiter and from the thunderbolt... a proverb in praise of a life far from the high and mighty, which I am definitely practicing out here in Timberlake North Carolina!).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἐκ τετρημένης κύλικος πίνεις (English: You're drinking from a glass with a hole in it... which is not going to be a very satisfying drink!). If you look at the Greek Proverb of the Day widget, you'll see it comes with a Latin translation, too.


Latin Via Fables: Simplified Fables: I'm now presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, in a SIMPLIFIED version (same story, but in simpler sentences) - with a SLIDESHOW presentation to go along with it, too. Today's Simplified fable is De Leone et Mure, the story of the lion who learned to be grateful to a little mouse.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE LEONE ET VULPE (the story of the fox who escaped the lion's trap). You can use the Javascript to include the fable of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - meanwhile, to find out more about today's fable, visit the Ning Resource Page for this fable, where you will find links to the text, commentary, and a discussion board for questions and comments.

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at

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