Thursday, May 5, 2011

Round-Up: May 5

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 tertium Nonas Maias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is SOLEO - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Non solet esse incruenta victoria, "Victory does not usually come without bloodshed."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for ANGUILLA , the eel, and AVIS, the bird. Here's a nice one: Avis matutina vermem capit, "The early bird catches the worm."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Aristoteles et Successor Eius, a story about how Theophrastus was chosen as Aristotle's successor.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Monachi et Abbates, a funny story about things going from bad to worse at a monastery.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Dives et Thesaurus Eius, an ingenious little story about the trickster tricked. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Abbas et Iuvenis, a great wisdom tale from the world of the monks, and Heremita et Mus, a sly story about a hermit and his mouse.

GOOGLE BOOKS: I've finished writing up the books with macrons that I've found at GoogleBooks, which you can see listed here.

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Umbram, non fructum Platanus dat; sic quoque multis / Vana alios specie ludere saepe placet. (from Camerarius) and Ad tua cur taceam dicteria foeda requiris? / Non anagyrin ego, spurce, movere volo. (also from Camerarius).

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

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

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Vigilantibus, non dormientibus (English: For those who watch, not those who sleep).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Unus lanius non timet multas oves (English: One butcher does not fear many sheep).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Vae terrae, cuius rex puer est (English: Woe to the land whose king is a boy).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Iliensis tragoedos conduxit (English: The man from Troy has hired some tragic actors; from Adagia 2.4.35; this refers to someone who wishes to renew the sad events of his past, like a Trojan who wants to see a tragedy about the fall of Troy).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὅστις δὶς ναυαγήσει μάτην μέμφεται Ποσειδῶνα (English: The man who is shipwrecked a second time blames Poseidon in vain).

Here's an image to go with that Poseidon proverb! The statue is located in Virginia Beach, where they hold an annual Neptune Festival. You can find many more views of this wonderful statue with this Google Image Search; this image was taken by Neal Rattican:

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