Thursday, June 23, 2011

Round-Up: June 23

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 nonum Kalendas Iulias.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 4 (151-200), Scala 5 (201-250), Scala 6 (251-300), and Scala 7 (301-350). Here's a fun one: Omnes viae ad Romam ferunt, "All roads carry you to Rome."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is NOX - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Diem nox premit, dies noctem, "The night presses upon the day, and the day the night."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Saturni Aetas Aurea, an account of the god Saturnus in Rome.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Graculus et Pavones, a story about a bird in borrowed feathers.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Vitis et Hircus, the story of a greedy goat and an indignant vine.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Monedula et Corvi, a story about a jackdaw who thought himself good enough to join the crows, and Aquila et Regulus, a story about the eagle and the tiny regulus bird.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Hart & Osborn's interlinear edition of Vergil and Farnell's Selections Illustrative of Greek and Roman History.

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Cum cerebro inducat fumo hausta tabacca stuporem, / nonne putem stupidos quos vapor iste capit? (from Campion) and Ortu nobilior quam vir suus Eva, quod illa / Nata viro, terrae filius ille fuit. (from Owen).

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is In meliora spera (English: Hope for better things!).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Doceat qui didicit (English: Let him who has learned, teach).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mors servat legem: tollit cum paupere regem (English: Death adheres to this law: it takes away the pauper as well as the king).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Oblivioni tradita est memoria mortuorum (Ecc. 9:5). 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: Neque mel, neque apes: I have neither honie, nor bees. As who should say: I have no hony, bycause I have no bees, nor will not take the paines, to kepe and abide the bitinge and stinginge of them.

For an image today, here is that greedy goat: 735. Vitis et Hircus. Cum vitis pampinos ederet, eos arrodebat hircus. Quod dum faceret, ita eum increpat vitis, “Cur tu mea folia carpis? Nonne satis superque herbarum?” Cum autem vitem depascere pergeret hircus, “Quantum potes,” inquit vitis, “mihi noceto; ego tamen vini tantum tulero, quantum, te mactato, ad libandum diis satis fuerit.” (source)

Hircus et Vitis