Thursday, November 10, 2011

Round-Up: November 10

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 quartum Idus Novembres.

OWEN'S EPIGRAMS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Amator and Agrorum Stercoratio.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Milo Crotonensis, the famous story of Milo the strong-man.

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is REDDO - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Nulli malum pro malo reddete, "To no one return evil for evil."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Mus in Cista Natus, a fantastic fable about "thinking outside the box."

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ollae Duae, the famous story of the two pots, one metal and one clay, and their misbegotten friendship.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 21 through Fable 30, including Leo Senex et Vulpes, the famous story of the lion, the fox, and the footprints leading into the cave... but not leading out.

NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Rusticus et Dominus Eius, a funny little dispute between a witty farmer and his lord, and Minerva et Hercules, a fable in which the goddess of wisdom teaches Hercules a lesson.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Catus et Gallus, a cat who has no lack of reasons for killing the rooster.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Adagia, collectio absolutissima and Suringar's Glossarium.

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Aequo pede propera (English: Hurry at an even pace).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Morsus morsum ducit (English: One bite leads to another).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nulla valet vita, nisi sit virtute polita (English: No life is worthwhile unless it is polished by virtue).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Ne mittatis margaritas vestras ante porcos (Matt. 7:6). 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 Conybeare: Fortes fortuna iuvat: Fortune favoureth bolde adventurers, nothinge venture, nothing have: spare to speake, spare to spede.

Today's image is for the wonderful story of the mouse who falls out of the box, and thus learns to think outside his box! 200. Mus in Cista Natus. Mus, in cista natus, omnem fere ibi duxerat aetatem, nucibus pastus quae in ea servari solebant. Dum autem circa oras cistae ludens decidisset quaereretque ascensum, reperit epulas lautissime paratas, quas cum gustare coepisset, “Quam stultus,” inquit, “hactenus fui, qui toto in terrarum orbe nihil melius cistula mea esse credebam. Ecce quam suavioribus hic vescor cibis.” (source - easy version)

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