Thursday, August 13, 2009

Round-Up: August 13

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.

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 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

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