Friday, February 4, 2011

Round-Up: February 4

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: pridie Nonas Februarias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is DOMINUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Avarus auri custos, non dominus, "The miser is the keeper of his gold, but not the master of it."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for DAMA, the gazelle, and VESPA, the wasp.

PROVERB PODCAST: The latest podcasts are for Nemo solus satis sapit , "No person can be wise enough on his own," and Scientia potentia , "Knowledge is power."

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Pavo Deplumatus, the story of the overly generous peacock who was stripped of his feathers.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Mulier Indomita et Vir Eius, the story of a woman who was as contrary as a person can be. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Passer et Accipiter, the story of an overly bold sparrow, and Porcus et Equus, which tells how the noblr horse rebuked the wallowing pig.

ENGLISH AESOP: The latest new fables are Esop to a Prater and The Thief Robbing the Altar. (Plus, there's an English "fable of the day" each day, too.)

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Book is Allen & Allen's Latin Reader, a classical Latin reader featuring Phaedrus, Caesar, Curtius, Nepos, Sallust, Ovid, Virgil, Plautus, Terence, Cicero, Pliny, and Tacitus.

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Iustitia omnibus (English: With justice for all).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Rerum Sapientia custos (English: Wisdom is the guardian of all things)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troia fuisset? (English: Who would know Hector, if Troy had been happy?). 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: Non turpis est cicatrix, quam virtus parit (English: There is no shame in a scar which was won by bravery).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Scarabeus aquilam quaerit (English: The beetle is looking for the eagle; from Adagia 3.7.1). This proverb alludes to the famous Aesop's fable of how the beetle stole the eagle's eggs (source):

Scarabaeus et Aquila

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