Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Round-Up: September 13

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm using Google+ a lot these days - are there any of you I should look for there?

HODIE: Idus Septembres, the Ides of September.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: Today you can find sayings that go up to Diederich frequency ranking 37 - so the proverbs contain nothing but words found among the 37 most commonly used words in Latin. Here is one of the items in today's list: Non sibi, sed omnibus, "Not for oneself, but for all."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Fabricius and Pyrrhus, a story of honor among enemies.

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's NEW word is NOSTER - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Invicem onera nostra portemus, "Let us carry our burdens by taking turns."

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is QUISQUE - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Unusquisque facere se beatum potest, "Each person has the power to make himself happy."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Muli et Latrones, a great story about the dangers of extravagant wealth!

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Minerva et Olea, a story about the gods and their favorite trees.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Opulentus et Pauper Frigore Afflicti, which features the witty rebuke of a poor man to a rich man complaining of the cold, and Ciconia et Catus, a wonderful story about a stork who is impervious to both the flattery and also the insults of a cat.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ranae et Puer, in which the frogs rebuke a boy for the dangerous game he is playing.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Epitoma Vaticana ex Apollodori Bibliotheca and Sandys' Specimens of Macaronic Poetry.

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Cautus semper viret (English: The cautious man always flourishes).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is ersonas gerimus fictas (English: We wear counterfeit masks).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ars compensabit, quod vis tibi parva negabit (English: Talent will make up for what your slight strength denies you).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Nolite iudicare, et non iudicabimini (Luke 6:37). 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 Taverner: Pecuniae obediunt omnia: Unto money be all thinges obedient. This Proverbe was never better verified than at this daye amonges Christen men, whiche nevertheles by theyr profession, ought to despise worldly goodes.

Today's image is goes with the story of the boy and the frogs, 606. Ranae et Puer. Lascivus puer, ad stagnum conspicatus ranas exerentes capitula de aquis, per lusum saxis illas appetebat deque illis iugulabat multas. Tum una, “Iste quidem puer,” inquit, “ut videtis, ludit; nostrae autem sorores moriuntur.” (source - note that the image is for a version of the story about a boy and his companions)

Pueri et Ranae

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