Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Round-Up: July 5

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 tertium Nonas Iulias.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 27 (1301-1350), Scala 28 (1351-1400), Scala 29 (1401-1450), and Scala 30 (1451-1500). Here's a fun one: Nullum mendacium sine teste, "No lie lacks a witness."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is QUASI - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Laudatur nummus, quasi rex super omnia summus, "Money is praised as if it were the highest king over all."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Argus, the story of the hundred-eyed monster.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Puer et Paedagogus, the story of a boy in desperate trouble and his very unhelpful teacher.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Asinus, Gallus, et Leo, the story of an overly audacious donkey.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Apes et Agricola, a fable about the bee and its sting, and Serpens et Rosa, a story about a serpent carrying a rose in its mouth.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Nunn's An Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin and Underwood's edition of Celsus, Books I-IV.

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Vive Deo gratus, toti mundo tumulatus, / Pectore pacatus, semper transire paratus. (from Wegeler) and Quam primum rapienda tibi est occasio prima, / Ne rursus quaeras quae iam neglexeris ante. (from Cato's distichs).

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Sub pondere cresco (English: Beneath my burden, I grow).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Diversi diversa putant (English: Different people think different things).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est facies testis, quales intrinsecus estis (English: The face provides evidence of what you are inwardly).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Beatius est magis dare quam accipere (Acts 20:35). 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 Conybeare: Muli mutuum scabunt: Mules do gnap or rubbe one another. A proverbe applied to persons ill and defamed, when one of them doth prayse the other.

Today's image is Argus: Interim Iuno maritum in pellicum amores turpiter effusum observans, illi custodem apposuit centum oculis praeditum, Argum nomine. Molestum observatorem Iupiter, opera Mercurii, obtruncavit; eius oculos Iuno indidit pavonis caudae. Argum ipsum, ut alii volunt, in pavonem mutavit. (source) - here is a depiction of Mercury killing Argus:

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