Thursday, April 7, 2011

Round-Up: April 7

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 septimum Idus Apriles (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is POPULUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Salus populi suprema lex esto, "Let the well-being of the people be the highest law" (which you can see on the Seal of the State of Missouri).

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for GRUS, the crane, and MULUS, the mule. Here's a nice one: Mulus clarum collo iactans tintinnabulum, "The mule, shaking the shiny bell on his neck" (something you would say to make fun of a ridiculous person who is boasting about something, like a mule who seems to think he is some fine kind of horse; the saying is derived from one of the fables of Phaedrus).

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Tarquinius Priscus, including the omen of Tarquin and the eagle.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Aquila et Vulpes, the story of the eagle who stole the fox's pups.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Camelus Primo Conspicatus, the story of what happened when people saw a camel for the first time. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Eruca et Vipera, the story of the viper with no feet and the caterpillar with many feet, and Socrates et Meretrix, in which Socrates rebukes a boastful prostitute.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Bryce's First Latin Book and Andrews' First Lessons in Latin.

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Per ardua surgo (English: I rise up through difficulties).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Dii facientes adiuvant (English: The gods help those who are doers).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Vultus fortunae mutatur imagine lunae (English: The face of fortune changes like the moon's appearance).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Novos caelos et novam terram expectamus, in quibus iustitia habitat (II Peter 3:13). 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: Dulcia non meruit, qui non gustavit amara: That is to say, he hath not deserved the swete, whiche hath not taste the sowre. Also an other Proverbe saith, The catte woulde fishe eate, but she will not her feets weate.

Today's image is that Seal of the State of Missouri, which features Salus populi suprema lex esto:

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