Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Round-Up: May 5

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 tertium Nonas Maias. 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 73, which features this Latin equivalent of "out of sight, out of mind" - Tam procul ex oculis, quam procul ex corde (As far as something is from the eyes, so far is it from the heart/mind).


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 a recent rhyming one: Sine labore non erit panis in ore (English: I tried to make it rhyme - Without labor, there will be no bread to savor).

Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is Parentes patientia vince (English: Conquer your relatives by putting up with them!). 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 Virtus triumphat (English: Virtue triumphs - which you can also find in this more exclusive declaration: sola virtus triumphat, Virtue alone triumphs).

Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is Omnia potest pecunia (English: Money can accomplish all things).

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Ne temere quid loquaris (Ecc. 5:2). 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 Laesa saepius repugnat ovis (English: Wounded once too often, the sheep fights back - a very wise saying, warning you to watch out for long-suffering sheep!).

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Croesi pecuniae teruncium addit (English: He's adding a penny to the wealth of Croesus - which is to say, he's not making any difference at all; you can find this sentiment in Cicero; as for King Croesus, his wealth was proverbial).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὅστις δὶς ναυαγήσει μάτην μέμφεται Ποσειδῶνα (English: Whoever suffers shipwreck twice blames Poseidon in vain - in other words, you should know better than to trust yourself to such a dangerous divinity the second time). If you look at the Greek Proverb of the Day widget, you'll see it comes with a Latin translation, too.


Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE MURE URBANO ET MURE RUSTICO (the famous story of the city mouse and the country mouse). 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 Lupus et Ovis, the story of the injured wolf who asked a sheep for help... but the sheep knew better!

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 Lupō et Grue, the story of the crane who foolishly made a bargain with a wolf.

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.

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