Saturday, November 27, 2010

Round-Up: November 27

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 quintum Kalendas Decembres (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is ITAQUE - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Vigilate itaque, quia nescitis diem, neque horam, "So keep your eyes open, because you know not the day nor the hour."

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Anser et Ova Aurea, the famous story of the goose that laid the golden eggs.

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for ARDEA, the heron, and DRACO , the dragon.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Leo Amatorius et Silvanus, the story of the lion in love. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book - and there's an English fable of the day, too.)

AESOP SLIDESHOW: Today's Aesop slideshow is Cervus et Hinnulus Eius, the story of the cowardly stag. (For all the Aesop images, visit Flickr.

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Tandem iustitia (English: Justice at last).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Via trita tutissima (English: The well-worn way is the safest)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nutrit et accipiter pullos suos (English: Even a hawk nourishes its chicks). 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: Dolor animi multo gravior est quam corporis (English: Pain of mind is far more serious than that of the body).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Elephantus non capit murem (English: An elephant doesn't chase mice; from Adagia 1.9.70).

For an image today, here is the story of the lion in love: 12. Leo Amatorius et Silvanus. Leo silvani cuiusdam filiam perdite amavit et patrem virginis sollicitabat ut illi virgo in matrimonium daretur. Respondebat silvanus filiam esse tenellam et delicatulam virginem et numquam hamatos eius ungues dentesque passuram. Passus est igitur leo dentes et ungues evelli ut virgine frueretur. Quod cum vidisset pater, fustibus leoni involabat et longius imbellem abigebat. Fabula indicat vesaniam inutilis amoris, propter quem pretiosissima perdimus et captivitatem patimur. (source)

Leo Amatorius