Monday, June 27, 2011

Round-Up: June 27

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 Kalendas Iulias.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 11 (501-550), Scala 12 (551-600), Scala 13 (601-650), and Scala 14 (651-700). Here's a fun one: Ad discendum nulla aetas sera, "No time of life is too late for learning!"

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is SCIO - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Multi scire volunt, sed vere discere nolunt, "Many want to know, but in fact they don't want to learn."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Ceres et Proserpina, the story of the goddess Ceres and her daughter Proserpina - Persephone in Greek.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Crocodilus et Canis, the story of the dog trying to drink from the Nile.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Calvus et Crines Alieni, the story of the bald man and his wig.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Cuculus et Aquila, the story of the cuckoo who can only say "coo-coo" (hence his name!), and Alaudae et Bubo, the story of the larks who made the owl their king.

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Carnes pullorum comedunt dentes dominorum: / Ossaque dant servis sine carnibus et sine nervis. (from Wegeler) and Ereptis opibus noli maerere dolendo, / Sed potius gaude, si te contingat habere. (from Cato's distichs).

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Lindsay's edition of Cornelius Nepos and Kuhner's Elementary Grammar of the Latin Language .

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

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In dubiis constans (English: In moments of doubt, steadfast).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Mus debacchatur ubi cattus non dominatur (English: The mouse parties when the cat is not in charge).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Beatum est potius dare quam recipere (English: It is more blessed to give than to take).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Tithoni senecta (English: The old age of Tithonus; from Adagia 1.6.65 - Tithonus was the moral lover of the goddess Eos who asked that he be granted immortality, but she forgot to ask that he be granted eternal youth as well!).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἁ δὴ χεὶρ την χεῖρα νίζει (English: One hand washes another).

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Amaltheae cornu (English: The horn of Amalthea). Amalthea, sometimes shown as a goddess, sometimes as a divine she-goat, was the one who nursed Zeus when he was a baby concealed in a cave on the island of Crete.

For an image today, here is the divine goat Amalthea shown on the obverse of a coin:

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