Saturday, April 23, 2011

Round-Up: April 23

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

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is SI - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Si vis regnare, divide, the Latin equivalent of "Divide and conquer."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for ANSER, the goose, and AGNUS, the lamb. Here's a nice one: Vota dei discens lupus est agni reminiscens, "The wolf, learning to pray to God, keeps thinking about the lamb."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Matris Inopinatum Gaudium, the story of an elderly mother and her soldier son.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Asinus et Tympana, the sad story of the donkey and his fate after death.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Apes, Fur, et Mellarius, the story of a man, his bees, and the thief who stole the honey. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Pavo et Miles, the story of a peacock whose feathers ended up on a soldier's helmet, and Draco et Homo, the hilarious story of a how a dragon tested a man's trustworthiness.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Cayzer's Britannia and Valpy's Latin Delectus .

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Noli homines blando nimium sermone probare: / Fistula dulce canit, volucrem dum decipit auceps. (from the so-called distichs of Cato) and Tu quoque sic reseces vitiis marcentia multis, / Virtutum ut soboles pullulet uberior. (from Camerarius).

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Optimum pati (English: To endure is best).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Fides, spes, caritas (English: Faith, hope, and charity).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Canis sine dentibus vehementius latrat (English: A dog without teeth barks the more fiercely - in other words, his bark is worth than his bark).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Ut pisces hamo, ita homines beneficio capiuntur (English: As fish with the hook, so are men captured by favors).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Stultior Coroebo (English: Stupider than Coroebus; from Adagia 2.9.64 - Coroebus was a notorious fool who tried to count the number of the waves in the sea, although he got confused by numbers greater than five).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Τὸν καπνὸν φεύγων, εἰς τὸ πῦρ ἔπεσον (English: Fleeing the smoke, I fell into the fire).

For an image today, here is the story of those ungrateful bees: 679. Apes, Fur, et Mellarius. Cum forte abesset apium dominus, ingressus apiarium fur exsecuit favos et alvearia compilavit. Reversus mellarius, alvearibus inanibus repertis, ad illa constitit, dolens damno suo et quaerens secum quid ageret. Interea redeunt apiculae de pastu et in illum infestae involant, pungentesque aculeis suis pessime accipiunt hominem qui, iratus, “Sceleratae,” inquit, “animantes! Furem dimisistis intactum; me vero curatorem vestrum affligitis.” (source)

Apes et Apiarius

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