Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Round-Up: March 30

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

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is TUUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Me mea delectant, te tua, quemque sua, "I like my things, you yours, each his own" (a nice variation on cuique suum, which is probably the closest thing I have to a personal Latin motto!).

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for ANIMAL, the word "animal" itself, and LUCIUS, the pike.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Romulus et Remus, the story of how the abandoned twins regained their kingdom.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Hercules et Rusticus, a fable about how the god Hercules helps them that help themselves.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Vulpes in Tugurium Ingressa, the story of a greedy fox stuck in a farmhouse. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Socrates et Pondus Auri, a story about Socrates and the lump of gold, and Mercurius et Terra, a fable about the orders Mercury brings from Jupiter to the goddess Earth.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Miller & Beeson's Second Latin Book and Bullions' edition of the First Part of Jacobs' Latin Reader.

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Constans esto (English: Be steadfast).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Fides praestantior auro (English: Faith is more excellent than gold).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus (English: Don't tickle a sleeping dragon - the motto of Hogwarts, of course).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Multi sunt vocati, pauci vero electi (English: Many are called, but few are chosen).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Cyclobori vox (English: The sound of the Cycloborus; from Adagia 3.2.16 - The Cycloborus was a river in Greece, proverbial for its roaring and crashing water course; to make a sound like the Cycloborus was to make a very large noise indeed!).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἁμ' ἕπος, ἅμ' ἔργον (which is the Greek equivalent of our English "no sooner said than done").

For an image today, here is Socrates and the story of the lump of gold: 884. Socrates et Pondus Auri. Socrates philosophus, veniens ad Athenas, secum ferens pondus auri, proiecit in mare, dicens, “Submergam te, ne submergar a te.” (source: the image is a 1st-century fresco now in the Ephesus Museum):

No comments: