Saturday, July 9, 2011

Round-Up: July 9

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 septimum Idus Iulias.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 35 (1701-1750), and Scala 36 (1751-1800). Here's a good one: Populus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur, "The people want to be fooled, so let them be fooled" (a great saying to keep in mind when contemplating the debacle of the modern mass media).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is CORAM - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Non maledices surdo, nec coram caeco pones offendiculum, "You shall not insult a deaf man, nor place a stumbling block in the way of a blind man."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Daphne et Hyacinthus, the story of two of Apollo's lovers.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Iuppiter et Apollo, a story where Apollo suffers some public humiliation amongst the gods.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Bos Laborans et Vitula , the story of a hard-working ox and a carefree heifer.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Hedera et Murus, the story of some aggressive ivy, and Salix et Cunei, the story of a wretched willow tree.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Hime's Latin Accidence and Prosody and Kelsey's Select Orations and Letters of Cicero .

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Fuge magna (English: Flee from great things).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post nubila sol (English: After clouds, the sun).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Invenit interdum caeca columba pisum (English: Sometimes a blind pigeon finds a pea).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sapientia vino obumbratur (English: Wisdom is overshadowed by wine).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Lampon iurat per anserem (English: Lampon swears by the goose; from Adagia 4.1.34 - Lampon was a proverbial priest who would swear "by the goose," rather than invoking a god, since if Lampon later broke the oath, he could do so with impunity, since the wrath of the goose is not something to fear).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἐλέφαντα ἐκ μυιᾶς ποιεῖς (English: You are making an elephant out of a mouse - something like making a mountain out of a molehill).

For an image today, here is a famous depiction of Apollo and Daphne by the Renaissance painter, Pollaiolo: Daphne in laurum ab Apolline mutata fuit.

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