Sunday, April 17, 2011

Round-Up: April 17

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 decimum Kalendas Maias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is CORPUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Nemo liber est qui corpori servit, "No one is free who is a slave to the body."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for TIGRIS, the tiger, and GRACULUS , the jackdaw. Here's a nice one: Alius est clamor graculi, alius lusciniae cantus, "The squawking of the jackdaw is one thing, and the singing of the nightingale is another."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Socrates et Xanthippe, a hilarious little story about Socrates and his much maligned wife Xanthippe.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Canes et Agricola Penuria Laborans, the story of what the dogs learned by watching the farmer in a time of famine.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Ursae Catuli et Leaena, a story about a mama bear trying to lick her cubs into shape. (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 Turtur, a story about birds domestic and imported, and Sapiens, Rex et Barba Eius, a funny little story about the king and a wise-guy.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Hodges' Supplement to Smith's Latin Lessons and Scott's First Latin Lessons‎.

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Ostia cur claudis, si vocem pauperis audis? / Fac, quae Christus amat, dum pauper ad ostia clamat. (from Wegeler) and Scribere me quereris, Velox, epigrammata longa. / Ipse nihil scribis: tu breviora facis. (from Martial).

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Patientia vinces (English: By means of patience, you will triumph).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ratione, non ira (English: With thought, not anger).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Perdimus anguillam dum manibus stringimus illam (English: We lose the eel when we squeeze it with our hands).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Qui ambulat in tenebris, nescit quo vadat (English: He who walks in the shadows knows not where he goes).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Κακὸν δῶρον ἴσον ζημία (English: An evil gift is like a harm done).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Daedali alae (English: The wings of Daedalus; from Adagia 3.1.65). Erasmus explains that this is said when someone comes up with a new invention under the pressure of dire necessity. Here's a Greek stamp in honor of Daedalus and Icarus: