Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Round-Up: September 28

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HODIE: ante diem quartum Kalendas Octobres.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: Today you can find sayings that go up to Diederich frequency ranking 94 - so the proverbs contain nothing but words found among the 94 most commonly used words in Latin. Here is one of the items in today's list: Qui sibi malus, nulli bonus, "Someone who is bad to himself is good for no one."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Servius Interfectus, the sad story of the death of Servius.

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's NEW word is VELOX - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Ne velox sis ad irascendum, "Don't be quick to get angry."

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is POPULUS - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Populus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur, "The public wants to be deceived; therefore, let it be deceived."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Hirundo et Corvus, a debate about beauty between the swallow and the crow.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Aquila, et Sus, a story about how the sly cat was able to trick both the eagle and the sow.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Calvi Duo et Pecten, the paradox of the bald men who found a comb, and Senex et Cani Tincti, the story of the vain old man among the Spartans.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vespertilio, Rubus, et Mergus, a story about why the bat only comes out at night, among other things.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Hazlitt's English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases and Marvin's Curiosities in Proverbs .

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Deus providebit (English: God will provide).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fortuna levis dea (English: Luck is a fickle goddess)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Multae regum aures atque oculi (English: Many are the ears of kings, and their eyes). 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: Bonus vir nemo est, nisi qui bonus est omnibus (English: No one is good unless he is good to everyone).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Echinus partum differt (English: The hedgehog delays giving birth - although this is a big mistake: the baby hedgehogs get pricklier and pricklier the longer the mother waits; from Adagia 2.4.82).

For an image today, here is poor Servius: Hic rex interfectus est scelere filiae Tulliae et Tarquinii Superbi, filii eius regis, cui Servius successerat. Nam ab ipso Tarquinio interfectus est. Tullia in forum properavit, et prima coniugem regem salutavit. Cum domum redıret, aurigam super patris corpus, in via iacens, carpentum agere iussit. (source)