Thursday, July 21, 2011

Round-Up: July 21

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HODIE: ante diem duodecimum Kalendas Augustas.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 49 (2401-2450) and Scala 48 (2351-2400). Here's one that holds true today: Bellum se ipsum alet, "The war will feed itself."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is CURA - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Vestes a tinea roduntur, pectora cura, "Clothes are gnawed by a moth, while hearts are gnawed by worry."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Bacchus et Bacchantes, an account of Bacchus, his festivals and his worshippers.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous story of the donkey in the lion's skin.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Camelus et Simia, a story about a camel and a dancing monkey.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Vipera et Viator, a story about the danger of taking pity on a snake, and Palumbes, Cornix, et Venator, a story about a dove who is fooled by a man with a bow.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Dunlop's Selections from the Latin Anthology and Valpy's Delectus Sententiarum et Historiarum .

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Crasso nummatior (English: With more money than Crassus).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Dux mihi veritas (English: Truth is my guide).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Ex ovis pravis non bona venit avis (English: From bad eggs no good bird comes).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: In domo patris mei, mansiones multae sunt (English: In my father's house, there are many mansions).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat (English: You can't make a statue of Mercury out of just any block of wood; from Adagia 2.5.47).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀρχὴ ἥμισυ παντός (English: The start is half of the whole).

In honor of the saying about Crassus - Crasso nummatior - I thought I would include this bust of the famous Roman general: