Sunday, December 26, 2010

Round-Up: December 26

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 septimum Kalendas Ianuarias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

HOLIDAY SONGS: The Latin holiday songs for today are: Rex Wenceslaus, a Latin version of "King Wenceslas," along with Veni Redemptor Gentium and also Ad stabulum, pastores, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Do szopy, hej pasterze."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is VERITAS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Tempore patet occulta veritas, "Truth that is hidden reveals itself in time."

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Perdix et Galli, the story of the partridge living among the roosters.

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for PORCUS , the pig, and SERPENS , the snake.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Corvus Aquilam Imitans, the crow who thought he was an eagle. (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 Aquila et Testudo, the story of the high-flying tortoise and the eagle. (For all the Aesop images, visit Flickr.)

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Hervieux's medieval Romulus (volume 2 of his 5-volume Fabulistes Latins) and Freytag's Arabum Proverbia.

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Caveat lector (English: Let the reader beware).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Patientia et perseverantia (English: By patience and persistence).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Asinus stramen mavult quam aurum (English: The donkey prefers straw to gold).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Bonus homo de bono thesauro profert bona (English: A good man brings forth good things from his good storehouse).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ilias malorum (English: An Iliad of troubles; from Adagia 1.3.26).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὀῖκος φίλος οἶκος ἄριστος (English: The Greek equivalent of our "Home, sweet home" saying in English).

For an image today, here's an illustration for the story of the ambitious crow, 431. Corvus Aquilam Imitans. Aquila, celsa de rupe devolans, agnum e grege eripuit. Quod cum corvus videt, aemulatione movetur. Vehementi strepitu, in arietem irruit atque ungues in vellere ita implicat ut se iam motu alarum nequeat explicare. Hunc pastor videns, prehendit; pennis alarum succisis, pueris praebet ludibrio. Ingemens, corvus secum ait, “Hei mihi! Prius, aquilam me esse putavi; nunc vero, me corvum esse cognosco.” (source)

0216 Corvus Aquilam Imitans

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much...