Monday, August 1, 2011

Round-Up: August 1

Sorry for the hiatus, everybody - I had to start back at my "real job" today, and took some time this weekend both to enjoy my new French friend Carolus Lebeau and also to get things squared away and ready for the craziness of fall semester to begin!

HODIE: Kalendae Augustae, the Kalends of August!

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The Scala has been on hiatus, but I will be getting back to that now. Meanwhile, I think I've figured out a good way to integrate the Verbosum blog and the Scala - the word of the day is locus and I've created a special locus entry at the Scala blog, too. Let me know what you think!

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is LOCUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Non fit hirsutus lapis per loca multa volutus, which is a rhyming Latin proverb similar to the English saying, "A rolling stone gathers no moss."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Pluto, the king of the world of the dead.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Equus, Asinus, et Hordeum, the story of a boastful, but stingy, horse and a hungry donkey.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Puer et Paedagogus, the hilarious story of a teacher who knows how to chastise but not how to help.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Crocodilus et Homicida, a story about an avenging crocodile, and Milvus et Falco, a story about why the kite is not as bold as the falcon.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Kennedy's Latin Vocabulary and Jenks' Manual of Latin Word Formation .

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Meliora spero sequorque (English: I hope for and pursue better things).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Ne vile velis (English: Don't want what is worthless).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Cui mens est stulta, pro paucis vult dare multa (English: Someone who has the mind of a fool is willing to give much in exchange for little).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Mane semina sementem tuam et vespere ne cesset manus tua (Ecc. 11:6). 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: Nil recrastines: Delay not thie matters, but spede the while the time serveth, when the sunne shineth make haye.

For an image today, here is that terrible teacher, scolding his student until he drowns! 962. Puer et Paedagogus. Puer ad fluminis profundi oram ludens pede lapsus est. At salix opem dat, prensa labentis manu, et eum pendulum sustinet ne pereat in undae voraginem mersus. Paedagogus, cum huc venisset, inquit, “Istos nebulones meos sic evagari! Hoc sinam? Sic mihi non obsequi! Hoc patiar? Te quidem periculo praesenti eripiam, ludio proterve, at profecto non feres impune. Namque te modo, simul ac domum reduxero, flagris perbelle admonitum dabo, quantum satis erit ut facti memineris diu.” Puer, diro flagrorum metu externatus, salicem relinquit et perit, fluctu obrutus. Libido magis increpandi quam iuvandi quoddam paedagogorum genus permovet. (source - easy version)

Puer et Paedagogus