Saturday, August 21, 2010

Round-Up: August 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.

HODIE: ante diem duodecimum Kalendas Septembres (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

Mille Fabulae et Una: Here are the latest things I've been posting over at the 1001 Fabulae site... and you can download your free PDF copy of the book, too.
Bestiaria Latina Podcast: Today's Latin audio fable is Leo Amatorius et Silvanus.

1001 Fables in English: Today's English fable is The Lion in Love.

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Meliora speranda (English: Better things can be hoped for - that could be a good motto for the start of the new school year!).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Necessitas artis magistra (English: Necessity is the teacher of skill)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Medico male est, si nemini male est (English: The doctor's bad off, if nobody is bad off). 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: Incertus animus dimidium est sapientiae (English: A mind that doubts is halfway to wisdom - another great motto to keep in mind throughout the school year!).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ululas Athenas (English: You're carrying owls to Athens; from Adagia 1.2.11 - the ornithological equivalent to "carrying coals to Newcastle").

Today's image is one of those great Bennett images - this one is his illustration for the story of the lamb and the wolf: Lupus et agnus, siti compulsi, ad eundem rivum venerant. Superior lupus, longe inferior agnus stabat. Tunc improbus latro, iurgii causam quaerens, “Cur,” inquit, “aquam mihi bibenti turbulentam fecisti?” Agnus, perterritus, “Quomodo,” inquit, “hoc facere possum? Aqua a te ad me decurrit.” Lupus, veritate rei repulsus, “Sex menses abhinc,” inquit, “mihi maledixisti.” “Illo tempore,” respondit agnus, “equidem nondum natus eram.” “Hercle igitur,” inquit lupus, “pater tuus de me male locutus est!” Atque ita correptum agnum dilaniat (image source).

Agnus et Lupus