Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Round-Up: June 15

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 Iulias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is IPSE - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Nemo se ipsum effugit, "No one can escape himself."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Stabula Augeae, the famous story of how Hercules managed to clean the stablesof King Augeas of Elis.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Piscator Aquam Verberans, a fable about an environmental paradox: what is good for one person, is not necessarily good for the community.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Mercurius et Viator, the story of a perfidious traveler and the god Mercury. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Salix et Agricola, the story of a willow who foolishly yearned for higher things, and Pisces et Quadrupedes, the story of the ill-fated alliance between the animals and the fish.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Rolfe's edition of Heauton Timorumenos and Welch & Duffield's Eutropius Adapted for the Use of Beginners.

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Tu duc Stultitiam, mihi sit Sapientia coniunx. / Tu regito uxorem, me mea nupta regat (from Owen) and Verba homines facimus, fecit Deus omnia verbo. / Ipse Deus verbum est, nos quoque verba sumus (also from Owen).

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Tene fortiter (English: Hold on tightly).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Virtute, non vi (English: By virtue, not violence).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Currus bovem trahit (English: The cart is dragging the ox).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Multa cadunt inter calicem supremaque labra (English: Many things fall between the cup and the tip of the lip).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Πολλῶν ὁ λίμος γίνεται διδάσκαλος (English: Hunger becomes a teacher of many things).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Endymionis somnum dormis (English: You're sleeping the sleep of Endymion; from Adagia 1.9.63).

For an image today, here is a painting of Endymion asleep, with Selene (the moon) looking on - you can read more about this myth at Wikipedia.

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