Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Round-Up: July 13

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HODIE: ante diem tertium Idus Iulias.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: I did a big reorganization of the Scala today, updating the first 2000 proverbs to reflect appx. 200 new items I had found over the past couple of weeks which fit into that part of the Scala, and I did a listing of the sayings based on Diederich's frequency list, for his top 100 words, 200 words, 300 words and so on; you can see the Diederich listing here.

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is UT - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Ut amnis, vita labitur, "Life slips on by like a stream of water."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Apollo et Musae, the story of Apollo and all the Muses - how many of the nine Muses can you name...?

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Divitiae et Simulacrum Sacrum, a hilarious story about a man and his cult statue.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Graculus et Pavones, the story of a self-important jackdaw.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Prometheus et Homines, a story about the creation of humans and animals, and Iuppiter et Nux, the sad story of the nut tree who got just what she wished for.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Jerram's edition of Aeneid I and Lincoln's Selections from the Poems of Ovid.

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Interdum requiescendum (English: We need to rest once in a while).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fructus laboris gloria (English: Glory is the fruit of effort)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Fortuna est rotunda (English: Fortune is round). 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: Qui sibimet vivit, aliis est emortuus (English: He who lives just for himself is dead to others).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Carpathius leporem (English: The Carpathian and the rabbit; from Adagia 2.1.81 - Erasmus informs us that originally there were no rabbits on the island of Karpathos, and when someone imported them, they overran the island and ate the crops).

Here's an illustration for that story about the man and his divine statue: 991. Divitiae et Simulacrum Sacrum. Quidam, domi suae, consecrata nescio cuius divi lignea statua, colere hanc et sertis ornare assidue solebat et petere ab hac divitias et opes. Sed hoc cum frustra longo tempore fecisset (non modo enim non augebatur res ipsius, sed etiam diminuebatur), iratus tandem, apprehensum pedibus simulacrum terrae inflixit. Illiso autem forte in saxum capite effractoque, magna vis auri effunditur quod in eo fuerat inclusum. Hoc colligens, ille “Magna est,” inquit, “perversitas tua, dive, qui venerantem te neglexeris et affligentem ditaveris.” (source - easy version)

Homo et Statua

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