Monday, October 3, 2011

Round-Up: October 3

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 quintum Nonas Octobres.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: Today you can find sayings that go up to Diederich frequency ranking 113 - so the proverbs contain nothing but words found among the 113 most commonly used words in Latin. Here is one of the items in today's list: Omnes filii Dei estis, "You are all children of God."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Amulius et Numitor, the story of strife between the brothers, sons of Procas, king of Alba Longa.

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is MAGNUS - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Vive tibi et longe nomina magna fuge, "Live for yourself and flee far from those with big names."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Canes Duo et Os, a wise little story about two dogs fighting over a bone... and what happens to the bone.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Haedus Saltans et Lupus, the story of how the kid tricked the wolf.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Hydrus et Vipera, a story about what it's like to have frogs as your allies, and Cicadae et Musae, a story about the origin of cicadas.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Corvus et Vulpes Adulatrix, the famous story of the crow, the fox and the cheese.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Camerarius' Symbolorum Ac Emblematum Centuriae and Gatti's Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi .

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Docete omnes gentes (English: Teach all the peoples).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Nihil contemnit esuriens (English: The hungry man scorns nothing).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nemo tam gnarus, qui non sit laudis avarus (English: There is no man so wise that he is not greedy for praise - a lesson that the crow needed to learn in the fable above).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Graecis ac barbaris, sapientibus et insipientibus debitor sum (Romans 1:14). 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: Principium dimidium totius: The beginninge is halfe the hole. There be manie greate delayers. Longe they be ere they can be perswaded to set upon an honest act, so manie perils they cast. To morrow, to morrow they say wee will begin, but this to morrow is ever comming but never present, wherfore who so with good courage ventureth uppon his matters, hat alredy half done.

Today's image is not so much an image, but a little clip from the wonderful Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi - this book full of rhyming proverbs, and it also contains some "double rhyme" lines, as you can see here: isn't that cool?

Quos anguis dirus tristi de funere stravit,
hos sanguis mirus Christi de vulnere lavit.

(Those whom the fierce serpent laid low with a sad death
the wonderful blood of Christ washes clean of their wound.)

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