Sunday, June 19, 2011

Round-Up: June 19

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

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is IUVENIS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Quae peccamus iuvenes, ea luimus senes, "As old people, we pay the price for mistakes made when young."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Geryon et Boves Eius, another one of the labors of Hercules.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Ciconia a Rustico Capta, a story about the perils of associating with scoundrels even if you are not a scoundrel yourself!

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Musca et Calvus , a story about a foolish and annoying fly. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fable with image is Cygnus et Herus Eius, the story of a man who wanted his swan to sing.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Hamilton's edition of Caesar's Commentaries (interlinear) and Gildersleeve's edition of Caesar's Gallic War.

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Sicut et acre piper, mordax epigramma palato / non omni gratum est: utile nemo negat. (from Campion) and Caeca dea est rerum rectrix, Fortuna vocatur. / Non minus at caeci, quos dea caeca regit. (from Owen).

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Serviendo guberno (English: By serving, I govern).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Humani nihil alienum (English: Nothing of mankind is alien to me)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Omne solum forti patria est ut piscibus aequor (English: Every land is a homeland for the courageous man, as water is a homeland for the fish). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

Maxims of Publilius Syrus: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: O pessimum periclum, quod opertum latet! (English: O worst possible danger, which lurks in hiding!).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Tunc canent cygni, cum tacebunt graculi (English: When the jackdaws fall silent, the swans will sing - although if the jackdaws refuse to be quiet, we will never get to hear those swans singing; from Adagia 3.3.97).

For an image today, here is a postage stamp showing Hercules and Geryon: