Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Round-up: August 25

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 octavum 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 Canis in Praesepe et Bos.

Imagines: There are LOTS of new fables with images - you can see the latest illustrated fables here.

Fabulae Faciles: The new easy-to-read fable is Cervus et Cornua Eius.

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Errando discitur (English: Learning comes through mistakes).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex unitate incrementum (English: From unity, increase).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Quaelibet vulpes caudam suam laudat (English: Every fox praises her own tail).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Medice, cura teipsum (English: Physician, heal yourself).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Dente Theonino rodi (English: To be gnawed by Theon's tooth; from Adagia 2.2.55 - Theon was a grammarian at Rome who was notoriously mean-spirited and critical).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Τὸ ἐν τῇ καρδία τοῦ νήφοντος, ἐν τῇ γλώσσῃ τοῦ μεθύοντος (English: What is in the heart of a soberman springs to his tongue when he is drunk).

Today's image is a great illustration of the story of the donkey in the lion-skin and the fox: 56. Vulpes et Asinus Pelle Leonis Indutus: Asinus, pelle leonis indutus, per nemora, reliqua bruta perterrens, vagabatur. Vulpe autem conspecta, ipsi quoque timorem iniicere conatus est. Sed haec, ubi casu eius vocem audivit, “Scias velim,” inquit, “quod et ego te sane pertimuissem, nisi rudentem audivissem.” (image source)