Monday, March 28, 2011

Round-Up: March 28

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

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is VOCO - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Prosperum ac felix scelus virtus vocatur, "A profitable and successful crime is called a virtue" (Wall Street anybody...?)

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for MUSTELA , the weasel, and LEBERIS, a snake-skin.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Amulius et Numitor, the two brothers who inherited Rome from their father, Silvius Procas Rex.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Ursus, Leo, et Vulpes, a story of "divide and conquer," where the fox comes out the winner!

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Cervus ad Stabulum Confugiens, the story of the stag who hid in the oxen's stable. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Psittacus et Dives, the sad story of a neglected parrot, and Papilio et Apis, a story about mixing what is useful with what is sweet.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Schulz's Tirocinium and Spencer's Scalae Primae .

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at Schoolhouse Widgets.

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Ad astra (English: To the stars).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Stipendia peccati mors (English: The wages of sin be death).

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non curat numerum lupus (English: The wolf doesn't worry about the number). 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: Etiam capillus unus habet umbram suam (English: Even a single hair has its shadow).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Sus cum Minerva certamen suscepit (English: A pig has entered into a contest with Minerva; from Adagia 1.1.41 - a foolish contest, of course, since Athena is the goddess of wisdom... the pig should know better!).

For an image today, here is the story of the lion, the bear and the fox: 132. Ursus, Leo, et Vulpes. Leo et ursus, simul magnum adepti hinnulum, de eo concertabant. Graviter autem a se ipsis affecti, ut ex multa pugna etiam vertigine corriperentur, defatigati iacebant. Vulpes interea, circumcirca eundo, ubi prostratos eos vidit et hinnulum in medio iacentem, hunc, per utrosque percurrendo, rapuit fugiensque abivit. At illi videbant quidem furacem vulpem sed, quia non potuerunt surgere, “Eheu nos miseros,” dicebant, “qui vulpi laboravimus.” (source - easy version)

Leo, Ursus et Vulpes