Friday, September 30, 2011

Round-Up: September 30

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. There are notices also at Twitter - look for Aesopus and AesopusEnglish.

HODIE: pridie Kalendas Octobres, the last day of September!

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: Today you can find sayings that go up to Diederich frequency ranking 100 - so the proverbs contain nothing but words found among the 100 most commonly used words in Latin. Here is one of the items in today's list: Non sibi solum, "Not for oneself alone."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Aeneas et Lavinia, the story of Aeneas' marriage in Italy.

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's NEW word is LUMEN - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Scientia lumen vitae, "Knowledge is the light of life."

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is MEUS - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Quidquid bene dictum est ab ullo, meum est, "Whatever has been well said by another is mine."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Mustela et Lima, the story of a fierce and foolish weasel.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Oves Timidae et Pastor, the story of a shepherd who wanted his sheep to be bold and brave.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Muscae et Equus, the story of why the flies leave the fat horse alone, and Iuvenis et Vir Senex, the story of a reckless young man and an insightful old man.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus Esuriens et Nutrix, the famous story of a literal-minded wolf.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Buxtorf's Florilegium Hebraicum and Stassart's Fables .

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Stentore clamosior (English: Louder than Stentor - which is where we get the English word "stentorian").

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Per ardua stabilis (English: Standing steady in difficulties).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Porcellum alens, porcum habebis (English: Raising a piglet, you'll have a pig).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Spiritus ubi vult spirat (English: The spirit blows where it will).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Lemnia manu (English: By a Lemnian hand; from Adagia 2.10.44 - this refers to any especially wicked crime, referring to the women of Lemnos who murdered all the men of the island in a fit of jealous rage).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀφροδίτῃ ὗν τέθυκεν (English: He sacrificed a pig to Aphrodite... which is like mixing apples and oranges: Aphrodite did not like pigs, especially since it was a wild pig who killed her lover Adonis).

For an image today, I wanted to call your attention to the wonderful new post at the BibliOdyssey blog, The Temple of the Muses, which is an 18th-century book of mythological illustrations. Here is the fall of Icarus: