Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Round-Up: August 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. I'm using Google+ a lot these days - any of you readers I should look for there? Let me know!

HODIE: ante diem quintum Idus Augustas.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rung on the Scala is Scala 58 (2851-2900) . Here's a new item: Ira parit litem, lis proelia, proelia mortem, "Anger gives rise to a quarrel, a quarrel to battles and battles to death."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is OMNIS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Omnia tempus habent, omnia tempus habet, "All things have their time; time has all things."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Fortuna, an account of the goddess Luck - and a bit about Nemesis, too.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Mus in Olla, the fate of the mouse who fell into the soup.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Mors et Senex, the story of an old man who ignored the warning signs of death.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Galerita et Pater Eius, the story of a very pious lark, and Sol et Stellae, a little story about the hierarchy of the heavens.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Lang's Anthologia Sententiarum and Ancient and Modern Familiar Quotations .

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Spe expecto (English: In hope I wait).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dux vivendi natura (English: Nature is the guide of how to live)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sub pallio sordido sapientia (English: Beneath a filthy cloak, wisdom). 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: Quamvis acerbus, qui monet, nulli nocet (English: Although he might be harsh, the man who offers a warning harms no one).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cygnea cantio (English: The swan's song; from Adagia 1.2.55 - and you can also read more about the tradition of the swan song at Wikipedia).

In honor of the swan song, here is a 17th-century illustration of the musical swan (source):



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