Saturday, July 23, 2011

Round-Up: July 23

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HODIE: ante diem decimum Kalendas Augustas.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: I hit a new milestone with the Scala project, with 2500 proverbs - Scala 50 (2451-2500) . Here's a good one warning about procrastination: Fac hodie: fugit haec non reditura dies, "Do it today: this day is running away, not to return."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is MAIOR - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Piscem vorat maior minorem, "The big fish eats the little one."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Bacchus Depictus, about the ways in which Bacchus is depicted and what they mean.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Pavo et Iuno, the story of the peacock's complaint to Juno.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Fur et Puer , the hilarious little story of the thief and the boy at the well.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Vultures Duo et Canes, the story of two vultures - one wise and one foolish, and Cicadae et Passerculi, the story of the crickets, the sparrows and a special tree.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Faber's Alphabetum Morale Politicum and Benham's Book of Quotations, Proverbs and Household Words .

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Dei sumus adiutores (English: We are God's helpers).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Dies diem docet (English: One day teaches another).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Pauperis in causa non auris sit tibi clausa (English: Don't shut your ear to the plea of the poor man).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Nemo potest duobus dominis servire (Matt. 6:24). 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 Taverner: Aequalem tibi uxorem quaere: Marry thy like. What inconveniences proceede of unegall mariages, as when the olde persone marieth with the yonge, the poore with the riche, the ignoble with the noble, who seeth not?.

For an image today, here is the story of the boy and the thief: 910. Fur et Puer. Puer sedebat, flens, apud puteum. Fur causam flendi rogat; puer dicit, fune rupto, urnam auri incidisse in aquas. Homo se exuit, insilit in puteum, quaerit. Vase non invento, conscendit atque ibi nec invenit puerum, nec suam tunicam, quippe puer, tunica sublata, fugerat. Interdum falluntur, qui solent fallere. (source)

puer flens et fur