Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Round-Up: February 8

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 Idus Februarias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is AGO - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Multa agendo nihil agimus, "By doing many things, we do nothing" - you could call it a proverb about the dangers of multitasking! :-)

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for VERMIS, the worm, and VITULUS , the calf.

PROVERB PODCAST: The latest podcast is Hodie vivendum, omissa praeteritorum cura, "Live for today, setting aside all worry about the past."

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Mors et Pauper, the story of the poor man who suddenly discovered he didn't want to die after all!

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Musca et Quadrigae, the story of a boastful fly. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Graculus, Cornix, et Aquila, a story about a know-it-all jackdaw, and Hirundo et Anguis, the sad story of the swallow who made her nest in the courthouse.

ENGLISH AESOP: The latest new fables are Esop's Decision and The Horse and the Boar. (Plus, there's an English "fable of the day" each day, too.)

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Book is Pike's Short Stories of Apuleius, which includes, of course, Cupid and Psyche!

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at SchoolhouseWidgets.com.

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Deus dabit vela (English: God will give us sails).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Ovem lupo commisisti (English: You've turned your sheep over to the wolf).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Sorice iam plena censetur amara farina (English: When the dormouse has eaten its fill, it thinks the flour tastes bitter - and the rhyme requires a late Latin pronunciation).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Libera nos a malo (Matt. 6:13). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

Elizabethan Proverb Commentary: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Ne quaere mollia, ne tibi contingant dura: Seke not softe thinges lest hard thinges happen unto the. It is commonly sene, that they which unmeasurablie seke pleasures, do fall, ere they be ware, into bitter and harde grevaunces.

For an image today, here is the man and Death, 816. Mors et Pauper. Pauper quidam lignorum fasciculum portabat humeris. Longo deinde itinere fatigatus, onere se levavit, consedit humi, et flebili voce advocavit Mortem. Illa continuo adest, interrogans quid se velit. Respondet pauper, “Humi ut tolleres hunc fascem mihi, huc ego te vocavi.” Adeo in miseris etiam vitae amantes sunt mortales. (source - easy version):

Senex et Mors

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