Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Round-Up: August 4

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.

HODIE: pridie Nonas 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.


Vita Caesaris: You can see my IVLIVS CAESAR feed with a sentence from Plutarch's Life of Caesar each day in Greek, Latin and English. Today's portion narrates Caesar's speech in response to Cicero's call to execute Catiline: Caesar orationem, quam fuerat ante meditatus, habuit : neque moris Romani neque iustum sibi uideri, indicta causa, idque non postulante extrema necessitate, uiros dignitate et genere illustres interficere.

Proverbiis Pipilo: You can see my Proverbia feed of Latin proverbs which I "tweet" while I am online each day (in English, too). Here's a nice motto from today: Bene agendo nunquam defessus (English: By managing things rightly, never tired).


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 Canis sine dentibus vehementius latrat (English: A dog without teeth barks more viciously). 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: Iuventus ventus (English: Youth is wind... which is to say that it blows by quickly - and in Latin, it rhymes!).

Proverbium Breve of the Day: Today's three-word proverb is: Ignem igni addis (English: You're adding fire to the fire, or, as we might say in English, "fuel to the flames").

Vulgate Verse of the Day: Today's verse is Sicut canis qui revertitur ad vomitum suum, sic imprudens qui iterat stultitiam suam (Proverbs 26:11). 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 Turbat aquas ut plures capiat pisces (English: He stirs up the waters in order to catch more fish... a saying often used as a metaphor for those who benefit from public unrest and disaster).

Proper Name Proverb of the Day: Today's proper name proverb is Blanditia, non imperio, fit dulcis Venus (English: By means of sweet talk, not orders, Venus grows sweet - with Venus the goddess standing in as usual for love itself).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀνάγκῃ οὐδὲ θεοὶ μάχονται (English: Not even the gods fight against necessity). 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 Anus et Anser, the famous story of the goose who laid the golden eggs.

Fable of the Day: Today's fables of the day from Barlow is De Agricola et Ciconia, the story of the stork who was caught hanging out with a bad crowd.

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 Examen Habebimus, a storybook with a dialogue between the magister and the discipulus about what we study in school, contributed by Evan Millner.

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.

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