Thursday, July 7, 2011

Round-Up: July 7

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: Nonae Iuliae, the Nones of July.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 31 (1501-1550), Scala 32 (1551-1600), Scala 33 (1601-1650), and Scala 34 (1651-1700). Here's a thought-provoking one: Amici sunt fures temporis, "Friends are thieves of time."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is VALEO - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Quae non valeant singula, iuncta iuvant, "Things which are not effective singly are helpful when joined together."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Aesculapius, the story of the son of Apollo.

FABULAE FACILES: The easy-to-read fable for today is Delphinus et Pisciculus, a story of marine revenge.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Rubus et Ovis, the story of the sheep seeking shelter from a storm.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Quercus et Glires, the wonderful story of the dormice and the oak tree, and Scarabaeus Alte Volans, the story of the high-flying beetle.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Kelsey's edition of Cicero's de Senectute & de Amicitia and Jackson's Law Latin .

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Non desistam (English: I will not stop).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Repetitio mater memoriae (English: Repetition is the mother of memory)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non faciunt meliorem equum aurei freni (English: Golden reins do not make a better horse). 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: Quam malus est, culpam qui suam alterius facit (English: How wicked is the man who blames someone else for his own fault).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Aquilam testudo vincit (English: The turtle beats the eagle; from Adagia 1.7.68 - and you can read the Aesop's fable here: Testudo et Aquila, Certantes).

For an image today, here is the god, Aesculapius: Apollinis filius Aesculapius, cum artem medicam a patre et Chirone Centauro didicisset, tantum in ea profecit, ut Hippolytum, Thesei filium, a monstris marinis discerptum, ad vitam revocaret. Quo facto Iupiter, auctoritatem suam laedi ratus, Aesculapium fulmine percussit. (source)

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