For the next couple weeks, I'm really busy trying to get my courses retooled for the Fall semester, so the Bestiaria blog will be on the short side. I should be able to get back up to speed later in the month:
HODIE: ante diem tertium Idus Augustas. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.
You can get access to all the proverb of the day scripts (also available as random proverb scripts) at the SchoolhouseWidgets.com website.
Audio Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nummis potior amicus in periculis (English: A friend is preferable to cash in times of trouble). 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: Lauda finem (English: Praise the end - a line you can find in Mozart's Così fan tutte).
Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is: Amor tollit timorem (English: Love removes fear).
Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Sine ut mortui sepeliant mortuos suos (Luke 9:60). 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 Qualis erus, talis et canis (English: Like the master, so too his dog).
Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis! (English: You know how to win, Hannibal; you don't know how to use victory - the words of Maharbal, Hannibal's cavalry commander, as reported by Livy).
Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Δρυὸς πεσούσης, πᾶς ἀνὴρ ξυλεύεται (English: When the oak has fallen, every man can cut wood). If you look at the Greek Proverb of the Day widget, you'll see it comes with a Latin translation, too.
Ictibus Felicibus: Today's fable with macrons and accent marks is Tubicen Captivus, the story of the trumpeter captured in war.
Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow is De Vitula et Bove, the story of the carefree heifer who came to a bad end. You can see her being sacrificed if you look closely at the picture, up the upper right corner (larger view).
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.