Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Round-Up: March 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 octavum Idus Martias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is OLEUM - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Ingrato benefaciens perdit oleum et operam, "Someone who does a favor for an ingrate wastes his oil and his effort."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for ARDEA , the heron, and ANAS , the duck.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Alexander et Philippus, some advice given by Philip of Macedon to his son Alexander.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Cicada et Asinus, the story of a donkey who wanted to chirp like a cricket.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Pastor et Lupi Catuli, the story of a shepherd who foolishly raised some wolf cubs. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Canes in Culina, a story about a dog who wants his own place by the fire, and Canis Venaticus et Vulpes, a story about a dog who was boldly chasing a lion.

ENGLISH AESOP: The latest new fables are The Man and the Goose and The Boy and the Thief. (Plus, there's an English "fable of the day" each day, too.)

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Sanford's Second Latin Book for Junior High Schools and Fowle & Whitaker's Selections from the Best Latin Authors .

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Fide sed vide (English: Trust, but keep your eyes open).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Aequat omnes cinis (English: Funeral ashes make all things equal).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Patri caelesti nunquam placuere scelesti (English: The heavenly father has never liked evil-doers).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Caritas omnia suffert, omnia credit, omnia sperat, omnia sustinet (I Cor. 13:7). 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: Adversus solem ne loquitor: Speake not against the sun. That is to say, strive not against manifest and evident thinges. For the thinge that apparant, and which no man denieth, wee call as cleare as the Sunne (and note that lovely form loquitor - it's an imperative!).

For an image today, here is the story of the foolish shepherd: 842. Pastor et Lupi Catuli. Pastor repertos lupi catulos cura magna educavit, arbitratus, cum adolevissent, non solum oves custodituros suas, sed insuper alias rapientes sibi delaturos. At illi citissime adulti, occasionem nacti, primum ipsius gregem devoravere. Quapropter ingemens, pastor ait, “Merito equidem plector. Quid enim eos iuvenculos adhuc servavi, quos vel adultos necare oportebat?” (source)

Lupus Familiaris et Pastor (2)