Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Round-Up: April 21

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 undecimum Kalendas Maias. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.

MORE 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, the story of the wandering dung-beetle, Scarabaeus et Stercus, to share with you here in the blog:
Scarabaeus semel volāvit per amygdalinās arborēs flōrentēs, per pōmēria, per rosās, per līlia et aliōs flōrēs. Tandem proiēcit sē in sterquilīnium ubī erant stercora equōrum et boum, et invēnit ibi uxōrem suam quae quaesīvit unde venīret. Et ait Scarabaeus: Circuīvī terram, trānsvolāvī eam, vīdī florēs amygdalārum, rosārum, et līlōrum; sed nunquam vīdī ita amoenum locum et dēlectābilem, sīcut est iste, dēmōnstrātō sterquilīniō.
TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: You can get access to ALL the "proverb of the day scripts" (also available as random proverb scripts) at the website.

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Actum agis (English: You're doing something that's already been done).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In libris libertas (English: In books, freedom - that's a motto that has guided my life for sure!).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Voluptate homines capiuntur, ut hamo pisces (English: Men are captured by pleasure, as fish by the hook).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Vox sanguinis clamat de terra (English: The voice of the blood cries out from the earth - an allusion to the story of Cain and Abel).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Iapeto antiquior (English: Older than Iapetus - which is very old indeed, as Iapetus was a Titan going back to the first generation mothered by Uranus and Gaia; Prometheus was his son; the saying comes from Adagia 5.2.51).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Σήψει καὶ πέτρην ὁ πολὺς χρόνος (English: A long period of time will wear away even a rock).

For an image today, here is Francis Barlow's illustration for the story of Apollo and the two men, one greedy and one envious, Avarus et Invidus:

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at

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