Sunday, March 29, 2009

Round-Up: March 29

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.

Erratum: Thanks to those of you who pointed out the typo in one of yesterday's proverbs (Lux luceat vestra). I appreciate it! I'm not the world's best typist in English, much less in Latin. I've got a list of errata in the Latin Via Proverbs book, and when the list gets a little bigger I'll do a new edition of the printed book. Luckily, correcting errors online is much easier than in print! :-)

HODIE: ante diem quartum 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 42, which features this wonderful saying about learning through life: Discipulus est prioris posterior dies. (The day after is the pupil of the day before).


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). I was away from my computer for much of the day, but here's one I posted last night: Dies nihil est; dum versas te, nox fit (English: The day is nothing; as you turn around, night falls).

Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ditior Croeso (English: Richer than Croesus). 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 Semper fidelis (English: Always faithful - better known as the Marines' Semper fi).

Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is Mendacium nullum senescit (English: No lie can grow old... because the truth will out!).

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Praecordia fatui quasi rota carri (Sirach 33:5). 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 Noli numerare pullos antequam nascuntur (English: Don't count your chicks before they are born!).

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Cinyrae opes (English: The wealth of Cinyras; like Croesus mentioned above, Cinyras was proverbially wealthy - and made notorious by Ovid's Metamorphoses).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἁμ' ἕπος, ἅμ' ἔργον (English: Same time the word, same time the deed - in other words, no sooner said than done). 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 Cervo in Aquas Inspiciente, the story of the stag who has a body image problem!

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE VULPE, CANE ET GALLO (the story of how the rooster outfoxed the fox). 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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