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: pridie 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 Vacuum vas altius pleno vaso resonat (English: An empty pot makes a deeper noise than a pot that is full). 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: Cicatrix manet (English: The scar remains... even after the wound is healed!).
Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is: Fama crescit eundo (English: Rumor grows as it goes along - making wonderful use of the Latin gerund!).
Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Verba sapientium sicut stimuli. (Ecc. 12:11). 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 Dum felis dormit, mus gaudet et exsilit antro (English: While the cat is sleeping, the mouse rejoices and leaps out of his mousehole).
Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Cyclopica vita (English: The life of a Cyclops - which is to say, an uncivilized, primitive life, like that of the notorious Polyphemus).
Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Κατόπιν ἑορτῆς ἥκεις (English: You've arrived after the festival... in other words: you've shown up after the party is over!). 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 is De Aucupe et Perdice, the story of a partridge willing to do anything to save her life!
Ictibus Felicibus: Today's fable with macrons and accent marks is Asinus in Pelle Leonis Indutus, a wonderfully succinct version of this famous story! Here is an illustration for the story (image source) by Aractingy - look closely for the hidden donkey:
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.