Monday, February 14, 2011

Round-Up: February 14

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 sextum decimum Kalendas Martias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is the enclitic particle QUE - 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."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for LEPUS , the rabbit (or hare), and LUMBRICUS, a kind of worm.

PROVERB PODCAST: The latest podcasts are for Multae manus onus levant, "Many hands lighten the load" and Menti quolibet ire licet, "The mind may go wherever it wants."

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Gladius in Via Iacens, the story of the sword lying in the road.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Leo et Pastor, the famous story most famous under the name of "Androcles and the Lion." (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Aquila et Agricola, the story of the farmer and the grateful eagle, and Canis et Ovis Conquerens, the story of an unhappy sheep rebuked by the shepherd's dog.

ENGLISH AESOP: The latest new fables are The Dog in the Manger and The Woodman and the Trees. (Plus, there's an English "fable of the day" each day, too.)

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Book is Fowle's First East Latin Reading Book - Anecdotes, a collection of easy-to-read anecdotes about famous Greeks and Romans.

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Cedo nulli (English: I yield to no one - which is also a good motto for remembering the dative singular of nullus).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iovis omnia plena (English: All things are full of Jupiter)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Eventus stultorum magister est (English: The outcome is the teacher of fools). 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: Mortem ubi contemnas, viceris omnes metus (English: When you can despise death, you will have conquered all fears).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canem excoriatam excorias (English: ou're flaying a dog which has already been flayed; from Adagia 2.3.54 - something like the English saying about beating a dead horse).

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I would post this emblem from the one of the books online at the Dutch Love Emblems of the Seventeenth Century website. This particular emblem is from Vaenius's Amorum emblemata (1608): Res immoderata Cupido est, "Cupid / Desire is a thing which knows no bounds."

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