Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Round-Up: February 16

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. Plus, you can find some Latin "pipilationes" at my Proverbia Latina feed.

HODIE: ante diem quartum decimum Kalendas Martias. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.

TODAY'S FABLES: Here are today's fables from the Ictibus Felicibus project. These fables ALL have long marks, plus stress marks for easy reading, and the poems have meter marks, too, along with an easy-to-read prose presentation of the story:
I've picked out my favorite one, Aesopus et Scriptor, to share with you here in the blog - there's not really a moral lesson here, but it sure is funny! This is the prose version; here's Phaedrus's poem. :-)
Quīdam scrīpta mala Aesōpō recitārat, in quīs multum sē iactāverat, ineptē. Cupiēns ergō scīre quidnam senex sentīret, inquit: "Numquid tibi superbior vīsus sum?" Nōbīs ingenī fīdūcia haud vāna est." Ille, pessimō volūmine cōnfectus, inquit: "Ego vehementer probō quod tē laudās; namque hōc numquam tibi contiget ab aliō."
TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: You can get access to ALL the "proverb of the day scripts" (also available as random proverb scripts) at the SchoolhouseWidgets.com website.

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Perduret probitas (English: May honesty endure - although the Latin has the allure of alliteration).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iuniores ad labores (English: Let the young ones get to work - and here the Latin rhymes!)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nummis potior amicus in periculis (English: A friend is preferable to cash in times of trouble). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

Maxims of Publilius Syrus: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Iratus, cum ad se rediit, sibi tum irascitur (English: When an angry person comes to his senses, he gets angry at himself).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asini caput ne laves nitro (English: Don't wash the donkey's head with soap - simply because it's a waste of soap; from Adagia 3.3.39).

For an image today, here is an illustration for the story of Aesop and the writer, Aesopus et Scriptor - it's Lawrence Alma-Tadema's painting of a Roman writer:



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

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