Saturday, November 12, 2011

Round-Up: November 12

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

HODIE: pridie Idus Novembres.

OWEN'S EPIGRAMS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Apologia Fortunae and Amicitia.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Litterae Occultae, the fabulous story of Histiaeus and ancient cryptography.

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is TALIS - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Talia dicentur tibi, qualia dixeris ipse, "What things you yourself say, such things will be said to you" (the karma of conversation!).

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Asinus et Vitulus, a story about a terrified calf and a cynical donkey.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Mus, et Caseus, a fable about unintended consequences.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 31 through Fable 40, including Vulpes et Luna, a funny story about the fox who as fooled by the moon's reflection.

NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Rusticus et Sepes, a story about a farmer who scorned the hedge and later regretted it, and Rusticus et Vox Haedi, a fable that mocks the legal profession.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pulex et Pediculus, the sad story of a louse who got in trouble because of a flea.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Gruterus' Florilegium Ethico-Politicum and Aesop's Fables for the Instruction and Improvement of Youth.

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Vigilo (English: I am watchful).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnium artifex sapientia (English: Wisdom is the maker of all things)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo ante mortem beatus (English: No one [can be called] happy before his death). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

Maxims of Publilius Syrus: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Ad paenitendum properat, cito qui iudicat (English: Someone who is quick to judge will soon regret it).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Capra nondum peperit, haedus autem ludit in tectis (English: The goat hasn't given birth yet, but the kid is already playing on the rooftops - kind of "counting your chickens before they hatch," but with goats instead; from Adagia 2.6.10).

For an image today, here is that cynical donkey: 225. Asinus et Vitulus. Asinus et vitulus, in eodem pascentes prato, sonitu campanae hostilem exercitum adventare praesenserant. Tum vitulus “Fugiamus hinc, O sodalis,” inquit, “ne hostes nos captivos abducant.” Cui asinus “Fuge tu,” inquit, “quem hostes occidere et esse consueverunt. Asini nihil interest, cui ubique eadem ferendi oneris est proposita conditio.” (source - easy version)

asinus rubos comedens