Sunday, July 3, 2011

Round-Up: July 3

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: ante diem quintum Nonas Iulias.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 23 (1101-1150), Scala 24 (1151-1200), Scala 25 (1201-1250), and Scala 26 (1251-1300). Here's a good one: Si pro te solo oras, pro te solus oras, "If you pray for yourself alone, you will be alone praying for yourself."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is MEDICUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Medice, cura te ipsum, "Physician, heal yourself."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Iuno et Vulcanus, the story of Juno and her son, Vulcan.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Iuppiter et Olitoris Asinus, the story of a donkey whose life just goes from bad to worse.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Cornix et Viatores, the story of a crow who scared some travelers.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Rana, Ciconia, et Lacerta, the story of a wise lizard and a foolish frog, and Crocodili Ova et Gallina, the story of a hen who hatched some crocodile eggs.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Bieber's Selections from Livy and Edward's Self-Education in Latin .

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Vivamus puri, quasi simus cras morituri, / Discamus veluti simus de tempore tuti. (from Wegeker) and Damnaris nunquam post longum tempus amicum, / Mutavit mores, sed pignora prima memento. (from Cato's distichs).

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Cotidie morior (English: Each day, I am dying).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In tenebris lux (English: In darkness, the light).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Non volat in buccas assa columba tuas (English: A roast pigeon does not fly into your mouth - a kind of "money doesn't grow on trees" type of saying).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Vos estis sal terrae, lux mundi (English: You are the salt of the earth).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Γλυκεῖα ὀπώρα φύλακος ἐκλελοιπότος (English: Sweet is the fruit when the guard has left).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Tantali talenta (English: The wealth of Tantalus; from Adagia 1.6.22 - you can read more about this legendary king and his famous punishment in the afterlife in this Wikipedia article).

For an image today, here is poor Tantalus, in an image from Alciato's emblems: Heu miser in mediis sitiens stat Tantalus undis, / Et poma esuriens proxima habere nequit. / Nomine mutato de te id dicetur avare, / Qui, quasi non habeas, non frueris quod habes.

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