Saturday, October 22, 2011

Round-Up: October 22

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: ante diem undecimum Kalendas Novembres.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Socrates et Xanthippe , a funny little story about Socrates and his wife (but it comes with a misogyny warning, ha ha).

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is UBI - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Ubi peccat aetas maior, male discit minor, "When the elder generation errs, it's a bad lesson for the younger generation."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Canis Aquam Timens, a story about "once bitten, twice shy" - but about being burned, not bitten.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Satyrus et Viator, the wonderful story of the satyr and the man he rescued from a snowstorm.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Graculus et Ardeae Pennae, another story about the foolish jackdaw borrowing the feathers of another bird, and Corvus et Avium Reges, a fable about greedy kings of the feathered variety.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simius Rex et Vulpes, a story about the monkey who wanted to be king and how he was outsmarted by the fox.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Henderson's Latin Proverbs and Quotations and King's Classical and Foreign Quotations.

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Exitus acta probat (English: The outcome commends our actions).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Dii omnia possunt (English: The gods can do all things).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Transit, ut unda fluens, tempus et hora ruens (English: Like a wave that flows, time passes by, and so too the rushing hour).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Aedificate alterutrum (I Thess. 5:11). 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: Salem et mensam ne praetereas: Passe not over salt and the table, as who should say, neglect not the companie of friendes, or breake not the law of amitie. For with these things in olde time were friendes reconciled, and kept mutuall feastes and bankettes one with another.

For the image today, here is Socrates and his Xanthippe! Xanthippe, Socratis philosophi uxor, morosa admodum fuisse fertur et iurgiosa; irarum et molestiarum muliebrium per diem perque noctem satagebat. Has eius intemperies in maritum Alcibiades, demiratus, interrogavit Socratem quaenam ratio esset cur mulierem tam acerbam domo non exigeret. "Quoniam," inquit Socrates, "cum illam domi talem perpetior, insuesco et exerceor, ut ceterorum quoque foris petulantiam et iniuriam facilius feram." (source)

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