Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Round-Up: July 26

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HODIE: ante diem septimum Kalendas Augustas.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 51 (2501-2550) , Scala 52 (2551-2600), and Scala 53 (2601-2650). Here's a good one: Equo donato noli respicere in os, "Don't look a gift-horse in the mouth."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is the tiny little ET - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Veritas est super omnia amanda et sequenda, "Truth above all things is to be loved and followed."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Venus, a description of the goddess of love.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Sol et Ventus, a story about the persuasive powers of the sun and of the wind.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Naufragi Duo, a story about abstract and practical knowledge, and Anseres et Anus, a funny story about some plucked geese.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Conybeare's Letters and Exercises of the Elizabethan Schoolmaster and Le Tort's Gnomologia, seu Repertorium Sententiarum .

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Sublimiora sepectemus (English: Let us gaze upon higher things).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post acerba prudentior (English: After bitter experiences, more wise)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is E verbis fatuos, ex aure tenemus asellum (English: We hold a donkey by the ear; we hold fools by their words). 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: Audendo virtus crescit, tardando timor (English: Virtue grows by daring, while fear grows by delaying).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Sus Minervam docet (English: A pig is teaching Minerva; from Adagia 1.1.40 - it's an absurd proposition, of course, since a pig would have little it could teach to the goddess of wisdom!).

For an image today, here you can see the wind and the sun: 741. Sol et Ventus. Sol et Aquilo certabant uter sit fortior. Conventum est experiri vires in viatorem, ut palmam ferat qui excusserit viatoris manticam. Boreas horrisono turbine viatorem aggreditur. At ille non desistit, amictum gradiendo duplicans. Assumit vices Sol qui, nimbo paulatim evicto, totos emolitur radios. Incipit viator aestuare, sudare, anhelare. Tandem progredi nequiens, sub frondoso nemore, obiecta mantica, resedit, et ita Soli victoria contingebat. (source)

Sol et Boreas