Saturday, August 15, 2009

Round-Up: August 15

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: ante diem duodevicesimum Kalendas Septembres. 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 In terra caecorum monoculus rex (English: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king). 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: Vincit labor (English: Work is victorious... let's hope that all my labor this weekend to get ready for classes on Monday will indeed be victorious!).

Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is: Paulatim sed firmiter (English: Little by little, but persistently - something like the English saying, "Slowly but surely.").

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Messis quidem multa, operarii autem pauci (Matt. 9:37). 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 Una ove praeeunte, omnes sequuntur (English: When one sheep takes the lead, all the sheep follow... which is true of real sheep - and of metaphorical sheep people, too!).

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Pegaso velocior (English: More swift than Pegasus... and since Pegasus is a flying horse, that would be very swift indeed!).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Κακὰ κέρδεα ζημίαν ἀρετῆς φέρει (English: Evil profits inflict damage on virtue). 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 Cane Mordaci, the story of a dog who confuses punishment with praise.

Ictibus Felicibus: Today's fable with macrons and accent marks is Simius Rex, a wonderful story about how the fox exposed the royal monkey's shortcomings. Here is an illustration for the story (image source), showing a royal monkey:

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at

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