Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Round-Up: June 29

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. There are notices also at Twitter -look for Aesopus and AesopusEnglish.

HODIE: ante diem tertium Kalendas Iulias.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 15 (701-750), Scala 16 (751-800), Scala 17 (801-850), and Scala 18 (851-900). Here's a fun one for summertime: Quam felix vita transit sine negotiis!, "How happily life passes without business obligations!"

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is SUB - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay - notice the rhyme: Pelle sub agnina latitat mens saepe lupina, "Under the lamb's skin often lurks the mind of a wolf."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Iupiter et Prometheus, the story of mankind's creation.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Equus Superbus et Asinus, the story of a proud horse and his reversal of fortune.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Vulpes et Catus, the story of the cat, the fox and the fox's bigbag of tricks.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Perdix et Villica, the story of a partridge who ended up in a partridge stew, and Columba et Pica, the story of a proverbially "simple" dove.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Tyrrell's Anthology of Latin Poetry and Greenough's Extracts from Eutropius .

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Castitas in deliciis, humilitas in divitiis, / Veritas in multiloquio reperiuntur raro. (from Wegeler) and Quod potes id tempta; nam litus carpere remis / Tutius est multo quam velum tendere in altum. (from Cato's distichs).

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is In diem vivere (English: To live for the day).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Petite et accipietis (English: Ask and you will receive).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Partem da cuique: sic non partiris inique (English: Give each his portion: in that way you will not apportion unfairly).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Quid proderit homini, si lucretur mundum totum et detrimentum faciat animae suae? (Mark 8:36). 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 Conybeare: Suo ipsius indicio periit sorex: The Ratte betrayed herself with her owne noyse and so was taken. It is a proverbiall speakinge of anybodye that ys betrayed by his owne wordes.

Today's image is for the story of the proud horse and the donkey, 260. Equus Superbus et Asinus. Equus phaleris sellaque ornatus cum ingenti hinnitu per viam currebat. Currenti onustus asellus forte obstabat, cui equus, fremebundus, “Quid,” inquit, “ignave, obsistis equo? Cede, inquam, aut te proculcabo pedibus!” Asellus, rudere non ausus, cedit tacitus. Equo provolanti crepat inguen. Tum, cursui inutilis, ornamentis spoliatur. Postea cum carro venientem asinus affatur, “Heus, mi amice! Quis ille ornatus est? Ubi aurea sella? Ubi splendidum frenum? Sic, amice, necesse fuit evenire superbienti.” (source - easy version):

Equus Superbus et Asinus

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