Friday, October 14, 2011

Round-Up: October 14

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 Idus Octobres.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Servius Tullius, the story of how Servius Tullius became a king of Rome.

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is AGO - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Nil agenti dies longus est, "For the person who is not doing anything, the day is long."

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Herinaceus, Vulpes, et Muscae, a story about the fox, the flies, and the hedgehog's unwelcome offer of assistance.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Iuppiter, Bona, et Mala, a fable about why we are besieged by bad things here in our earthly lives, and Mercurius et Mulieres Duae, a story that warns you to be careful what you ask for, especially if the god in question is the trickster Mercury.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lepores et Ranae, a story about some desperate rabbits and some terrified frogs.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Howitt's New Work of Animals and Holbrook's Dante and the Animal Kingdom.

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Paupertas mordet (English: Poverty bites).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Gloria non praeda (English: Glory, not spoils).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Si corvus posset tacitus pasci, haberet plus dapis (English: If the crow could eat quietly, it would enjoy more of a feast).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Grex saginatur ad victimam (English: The flock is fattened for the slaughter).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Naviget Anticyras (English: Let him go to Anticyrae; from Adagia 1.8.52 - You could find hellebore in Anticyrae, which was reputed to be a cure for madness).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀετὸς μυίας οὐ θηρεύει (English: An eagle does not catch flies).

For an image today, here is the story of that fox: 180. Herinaceus, Vulpes, et Muscae. Vulpes, cum flumen traiiceret, in voraginem decidit. Ex qua cum minime posset exire, diu male affecta fuit ipsique multae caninae muscae adhaeserunt. At herinaceus, qui per inde forte vagabatur, ut eam vidit, misericordia captus, interrogavit num ab ipsa caninas muscas abigeret. At illa omnino vetavit. Cuius rei causam cum ille quaereret, ei vulpes respondit, “Quoniam istae quidem plenae mei iam sunt, et parum sanguinis sugunt; si vero has abegeris, aliae venientes famelicae exhaurient mihi reliquum sanguinis.” (source - easy version)

Vulpes et Herinaceus