Monday, May 16, 2011

Round-Up: May 16

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

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is FERUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Fera quaevis in sua silva superbit, "Every wild animal is proud in its own forest."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for HAEDUS, the kid, and LUPUS, the wolf. Here's a nice one: Mors lupi agnis vita, "The death of the wolf is life to the lambs."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Alexander Sacrificans, the story of a Macedonian boy's bravery while making a sacrifice in Alexander's presence.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Anguis et Milvus, the story of a kite who thought he would catch a snake and carry it off - but things turned out otherwise.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Bubo et Aves, the story of the owl who was proud of her little owl chicks. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Condemnatus Arbor Eligens, a funny story about a man condemned to hang, and Rusticus in Stercoribus Nutritus, a story about a man who was used to the smell of his barn's manure.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Heidelberg's Lateinische Uebungs und Lesebuecher and Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War (the Bullions edition).

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Aedificare domos multas et pascere multos / Est ad pauperiem semita recta quidem (from Wegeler) and Vincere cum possis, interdum cede sodali; / Obsequio quoniam dulces retinentur amici (from Cato's distichs).

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Omnia praetereunt (English: All things pass away).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Veritate et iustitia (English: With truth and justice).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Non missura cutem nisi plena cruoris hirudo (English: The leech will not let go of the skin unless it's full of blood).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sufficit sua diei malitia (English: Sufficient unto the day are its own troubles).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Κοινὰ τὰ τῶν φίλων (English: Things belonging to friends are held in common).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Oedipi imprecatio (English: The curse of Oedipus - which is famously the subject of the tragic play by Sophocles; from Adagia 1.7.61). Here is a famous vase painting of Oedipus and the Sphinx, a moment of triumph which is only part of Oedipus's fated curse: