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: Idus Augustae, the Ides of August! 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 O quantum est in rebus inane! (English: Oh how much trivial stuff there is in the world!). 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: Intellegenti pauca (English: A few things for someone who understands - a variation on the famous dictum, "a word to the wise is enough").
Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is: Mortui non dolent (English: The dead do not suffer).
Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Unus introitus est omnibus ad vitam, et similis exitus (Wisdom 7:6). 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 Equo ne credite, Teucri! (English: Don't trust the horse, O Trojans... and that would be the wooden horse, of course!).
Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Fuimus Troes (English: We were the Trojans... what you might call the pathetic use of the perfect tense, sad words from Vergil's Aeneid).
Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Γνῶμαι πλέων κρατοῦσιν ἢ σθένος χερῶν (English: Reasoning abilities are far more powerful than the strength of the hands). 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 Milvus Aegrotus, the story of the kite's deathbed repentance.
Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow is De Lupo et Sue, the wolf's false offer of friendship to the pregnant sow.
Tar Heel Readers: Materials continue to accumulate at Tar Heel Reader (keep up with the latest items at the Libelli Latini blog). Today I decided to feature Gallus et Gemma, the story of the rooster who found a jewel in the manure.
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.