Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Round-Up: March 22

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 undecimum Kalendas Apriles (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is ADMIROR - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Neque irasci, neque admirari, sed intellegere melius est, "Not to get angry, not to be amazed, but to understand is the best thing."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for CANIS, the dog, and HALCYON , the halcyon, or kingfisher.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Tullus Hostilius, the successor to King Numa.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Leo, Vacca, Capra, et Ovis, the famous story of the lion's share.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Rusticus et Coluber, the story of a man who foolishly did a favor for a snake. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Diogenes Inhumatus, a wonderful story about the philosopher Diogenes, and Testudo et Vulpes, Certantes, the race between the turtle and the fox.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Smith's Principia Latina and Dana's Liber Primus .

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Palma virtuti (English: The palm of victory [belongs to] virtue).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Via ovicipitum dura (English: The life of the eggheads is hard - a modern Latin saying coined by Adlai Stevenson!)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi (English: What is permitted to Jove is not permitted to an ox). 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: Malitia unius cito fit maledictum omnium (English: The wickedness of one soon becomes a curse upon everyone).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Psaphonis aves (English: The birds of Psapho; from Adagia 1.2.100 - This refers to a man named Psapho who taught some birds to say "Great is the God Psapho!" and then released them into the wild; when people heard the birds, they started to worship a god named Psapho!).

For an image today, here is the story of the country fellow and the snake, 829. Rusticus et Coluber. Rusticus repertum in altiori nive colubrum, frigore prope enectum, domum tulit et ad focum adiecit. Coluber, ab igni vires virusque recipiens et non amplius flammam ferens, totum tugurium sibilando infecit. Accurrit rusticus et, correpta sude, verbis verberibusque cum eo iniuriam expostulat, “Num haec est quam retulit gratia, eripiendo vitam illi cui vitam debuit?” (source)

rusticus et coluber

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