Friday, April 23, 2010

Round-Up: April 23

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 nonum 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 wolf's judgment on the fox and on the donkey, Lupus, Vulpes et Asinus Confitentes, to share with you here in the blog - it's a long one, but very funny. This is what happens when we put scoundrels in a position to judge us all!
Semel Lupus audīvit animālium confessiōnem, et cum multa ex eīs fuissent sibi magna peccāta confessa, tandem Vulpes dīxit, quod multās gallīnās rapuit et comēdit nōn benedīcendō, et sīc dē aliīs. Postrēmo vēnit Asinus, quī confessus est et dīxit: Egō subtraxī ūnam parvam garbam faenī, quod ceciderat cuīdam dē currū, et hoc fēcī propter famem, quam patiēbar. Dīxit Lupus ad Vulpem: Tū nōn peccāstī, quia est tibi innātum et nātūrāle, ut rapiās gallīnās; sed maledictus sit Asinus, quī aliēnum subtraxit! Et sīc mandāvit Asinum percutere et sententiāvit eum fore suspendiō dignum; sed Vulpem dīmīsit illaesam.
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 Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Paulatim (English: Little by little - one of my own personal mottoes, as you can see from my approach to work here in this blog, where everything happens bit by bit!).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Eventus stultorum magister (English: The outcome is the teacher of fools - what we might call "the school of hard knocks" in English)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Paulum lucri, quantum damni (English: So little profit, so much loss). 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: Omnis voluptas, quemcumque arrisit, nocetl (English: Every pleasure, whenever it smiles at someone, is doing them harm).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canis festinans caecos parit catulos (English: The dog, giving birth in a hurry, has blind puppies - in other words: take your time, don't rush; the saying is from Adagia 2.2.35).

For an image today, here is an illustration for the story of the wicked horse and his companion, the donkey, Asellus et Equus: