Thursday, October 20, 2011

Round-Up: October 20

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: ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Novembres.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Lucretia, the story of a very sad episode from Roman history.

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is ERGO - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: the famous declaration by Descartes, Cogito, ergo sum, "I think, therefore I am."

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Iuppiter, the story of the frogs who foolishly did not value their democracy!

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Milvus, Perdices, et Sagittarius, the story of a greedy kite and his demise, and Daemon et Anus, a hilarious story about people who claim "the Devil made me do it!"

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia et Vulpes, Iter Facientes, the story of a boastful monkey and a quick-witted fox.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Binder's Medulla Proverbiorum Latinorum and Cats and Farlie's Moral Emblems.

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Veritas liberabit (English: The truth will set you free).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex unitate vires (English: From unity, power).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Felis amat pisces sed aquas intrare recusat (English: The cat loves fish but refuses to enter the water).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Divitiae si affluant, nolite cor apponere (English: Even if riches abound, do not set your heart on them).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Atlas caelum (English: Atlas holds up the sky; from Adagia 1.1.67).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἐχῖνος τὸν τόκον ἀναβάλλει (English: The hedgehog puts off giving birth - which is a bad idea, of course, since the baby hedgehogs just keep getting more and more prickly!).

In honor of Atlas holding up the sky - Atlas caelum - here is the famous Farnese Atlas:

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