Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Round-Up: April 21

Hi everybody, I'm back - and here is a round-up of today's blog posts! 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 undecimum Kalendas Maias, which is the holiday called Parilia in ancient Rome. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.

TODAY'S PODCAST:

Heri Hodie Cras Podcast: Today's audio podcast is Latin Via Proverbs: Group 60, which features this tempting logical fallacy: Post hoc, ergo propter hoc (After this, therefore because of this).

TODAY'S PROVERBS:

You can get access to all the proverb of the day scripts (also available as random proverb scripts) at the SchoolhouseWidgets.com 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 one from today I really liked: Omnia probate; quod bonum est, tenete (English: Try all things; that which is good, keep!).

Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is Pisces natare doces (English: You're teaching the fish to swim). 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 Studiis invigilandum (English: Stay awake in your studies! A great motto for all of us students, young and old... you can read a wonderful verse about it in Whitney's Emblems: Watche, write, and reade, and spende no idle hower).

Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is Veritas vos liberabit (English: Truth will set you free - which is the Latin motto of the Johns Hopkins University).

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Gratis accepistis; gratis date (Matt. 10:8). 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 Nutrit et accipiter pullos suos (English: Even the hawk nourishes its chicks - despite the hawk's proverbial war-like nature).

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Sciunt quod Iuno fabulata est cum Iove (English: They know what Juno chatted about with Jupiter - a saying you can find in Plautus).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Μὴ τιμωμένης ἀρετῆς, ἣ κακία παρρησιάζεται (English: If virtue is not rewarded, wickedness runs riot). If you look at the Greek Proverb of the Day widget, you'll see it comes with a Latin translation, too.

TODAY'S FABLES:

Aesopus Ning: Fables with Macrons: By popular request, I'm marking up the fables from Barlow's Aesop with macrons. So, today's fable with macrons is Dē Agricolā et Cicōniā, the story of the stork who tried to save her life based on her good reputation.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE AGRICOLA ET FILIIS (the famous story of the father who taught the importance of unity to his quarrelsome sons). 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.

Florilegium Fabularum: I'm working my way, slowly but surely, through the amazing collection of fables by Irenaeus published in 1666. Today's fable is De Hercule et Auriga, the story of Hercules and the wagon-driver, teaching the lesson that "God helps them that help themselves." Here's an illustration for the fable by Francis Barlow (image source):




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