Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Round-Up: October 20

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. I'm Twittering again now at Aesopus and AesopusEnglish.

HODIE: ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Novembres (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is the delightful AMOR - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Amor tussisque non celatur, "Love and a cough cannot be concealed."

MILLE FABULAE: New materials at the blog include new illustrated fables and fables with other kinds of images too. This is also where you can download your free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Vitis et Hircus, the story of the vine, the goat - and karma!

ENGLISH AESOP: Today's English fables are from Sir Roger L'Estrange, Wright's verse translation of La Fontaine and the limericks for Crane's Baby's Own Aesop.

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Stat veritas (English: The truth persists).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Magna vis auri (English: Great is the power of gold)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Maximae divitiae non desiderare divitias (English: The greatest wealth is not to desire wealth). 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: Sero in periclis est consilium quaerere (English: It is too late to seek advice in the midst of dangers).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Qui inspuerit in agmen formicarum, huic intumescant labra (English: He who spits in the anthill gets swollen lips; from Adagia 4.6.80).

For an image, here is a picture of the goat and the vine, Vitis et Hircus, to go with the fabula facilis today (source):

Hircus et Vitis