Friday, August 5, 2011

Round-Up: August 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: Nonae Augustae, the Nones of August.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rung on the Scala is Scala 57 (2801-2850). Here's a fun one: Curis iactatur, si quis Veneri sociatur, "If someone consorts with Venus, he is agitated by worries" (the Latin is nicer: it rhymes!).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is OCULUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Procul ab oculis, procul a corde - which is very much like the English saying, "Out of sight, out of mind."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Terror Panicus, or, what we call in English, "panic."

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Leo et Tauri Duo, a fable about a lion who knows how to "divide and conquer."

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Serpens et Filius Rustici, a story about how hard it is to forgive and forget.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Accipitres et Columbae, a story about what happened when the doves played peacemaker, and Aquila, Sol et Bubo, a story about the eagle's plan to marry its daughter to the sun.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Delrio's Adagialia Sacra and Schottus's Adagialia Sacra Novi Testamenti .

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Scientia nobilitat (English: Knowledge ennobles).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Sine fraude fides (English: Faith without falsehood).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Irritare canem noli dormire volentem (English: Do not irritate a dog who wants to sleep).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Dominus dedit, Dominus abstulit (English: The Lord has given; the Lord has taken away).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Fato Metelli Romae fiunt consules (English: By sheer luck the Metelli have become Roman consuls; from Adagia 4.10.62 - These words, attributed to the poet Naevius, did not please the Metelli whatsoever; the proverb refers to those who attain their high social status through dumb luck, rather than talent - the Metelli supposedly responded: Malum dabunt Metelli Naevio poetae).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀνάγκῃ οὐδὲ θεοὶ μάχονται (English: Not even the gods fight against necessity).

In honor of the saying - Curis iactatur, si quis Veneri sociatur - I thought I would include this lovely 4th-century mosaic of Venus:

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