Friday, June 17, 2011

Round-Up: June 17

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

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is QUISQUE - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Faber quisque fortunae suae, "Each person is the maker of his own fortune."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Bos Cretae, Hercules and the Cretan Bull.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Avarus et Aureorum Sacculus, a story about a miser on his deathbed talking to his sack of money!

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Simius Glorians et Vulpecula, a debate between the monkey and the oh-so-sly fox. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Feles, Mus, et Caseus, the story of a man and his mouse problem, and Acanthis et Pica, the story of a songbird and the loud-mouthed magpie.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Bell's Latin Course and Taylor's Stories from Ovid in Hexameter Verse.

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are In multis bene cum feci tibi, non bene nosti; / si malefecissem, notior, Haede, forem. (from Campion) and Ioannes quondam caruit sermone Latino, / Vestitu, victu, nunc et honore caret. (from Owen).

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is In tempestate floresco (English: I flourish in the storm).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Veritas vos liberabit (English: The truth will set you free).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non lapis hirsutus fit per loca multa volutus (English: A stone does not get hairy when it is rolled through many places - which is to say "a rolling stone gathers no moss").

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Harenam maris et pluviae guttas et dies saeculi quis dinumeravit? (Sirach 1:2). 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: Canes timidi vehementius latrant: Fearefull dogges do barke the sorer. Greate braggers commonly be least fighters, and most cowardes, even as the most barking dogges, be for the most part lest biters.

For an image today, here is the seal of Presbyterian College of South Carolina, showing their motto circa 1915: Veritas vos liberabit.

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