Friday, July 1, 2011

Round-Up: July 1

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: Kalendae Iuliae, the Kalends of July.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: In addition to the latest Scala entries (901-950, 951-1000, 1001-1050 and 1051-1100), I've published a vocabulary review list for all the words used in the first one thousands proverbs!

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Iuppiter et Fratres Eius, an account of Jupiter along with Neptune and Pluto.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Ciconia et Uxor Eius, the story of an ill-tempered stork.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Sus Parturiens et Lupus, the story of a pig who outfoxed a wolf, so to speak.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Anser et Lupus, where the wolf is outfoxed by a goose, and Gallus, Gallinae, et Vulpes, a story about the proverbial fox in the henhouse.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Crowell's edition of Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis and Underwood's edition of Celsus Books V-VIII .

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Cinge caput lauro, gemmis tege corpus et auro, / Qui fueris pridem, remanebis rusticus idem. (from Wegeler) and Tempora longa tibi noli promittere vitae; / Quocumque ingrederis sequitur mors corporis umbra. (from Cato's distichs).

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Amor aedificat (English: Love builds up).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fictae crocodilli lacrimulae (English: False are the tears of the crocodile)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Aquilam volare doces (English: You are teaching an eagle to fly.). 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: Virtutis omnis impedimentum est timor (English: Fear is an obstacle to every virtue).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Capra gladium (English: The goat found a sword; from Adagia 1.1.57 - the saying alludes to a goat who was led out to sacrifice, but the priest did not have a knife; the goat, however, scratched in the ground and, lo and behold, uncovered a knife, which was used to complete the sacrifice; as a result the saying replies to anyone who brings about their own destruction).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is SEMPER - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Sic semper tyrannis, "Thus always to tyrants," which you can see in the state seal of Virginia.

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