Saturday, November 19, 2011

Round-Up: November 19

at the Bestiaria Latina!

Thanks to all you readers out there for your interest in the fables and proverbs. There are lots more to come, I promise! :-)

HODIE: ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Decembres.

OWEN'S EPIGRAMS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Coniuges and Clepsydra.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: Today you can find sayings that go up to Diederich frequency ranking 180 - so the proverbs contain nothing but words found among the 180 most commonly used words in Latin. Here is one of the items in today's list: Quod tibi vis fieri, hoc fac alteri, "That which you want done unto you, do unto another" - the Golden Rule!

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Bucephalus, the wonderful story of Alexander the Great and his famous horse, "Ox-Head."

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is CURA - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Discere ne cessa: cura sapientia crescit, "Do not stop learning: with careful attention, wisdom grows."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Hircus Equitans, a funny story about a goat who tried to ride a donkey.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tigris et Venatores, a story of how hunters manage to steal a tiger cub.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 51 through Fable 60, including Vulpes et Vir Fluctus Numerans, a great little story about a fox and a man who thought he could count the saves of the sea.

NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Pater et Filius Discipulus, a story about a father who sent his son to study with Zeno the philosopher, and Pater et Filiae Duae, the story of a man baffled by the contradictory desires of his two daughters.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Vitis, the story of a stag hiding in a vineyard.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Booth's Epigrams, Ancient and Modern and Alois' Epigrammata .

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas vincet (English: The truth will be victorious).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Labor gloriae pater (English: Effort is the father of glory)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Di lanatos pedes habent (English: The gods have woolen feet). 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: Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: Tomorrow is the student of yesterday).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Homo homini lupus (English: Man is a wolf to man; from Adagia 1.1.70).

For an image today, here is the hunter stealing the tiger's cub: 139. Tigris et Venatores. Raptis tigris fetibus, dum veloci cursu venatores insequitur, ipsi timentes sibi de crudelitate bestiae, speculum vitreum amplum in via proiiciunt. Tigris vero dum imaginem suam in speculo cernit, a cursu suo subsistit, aestimans fetum suum reperisse. Dum autem imaginem illam amplectitur et ibidem commoratur, venatores evadunt. Ipsa autem, tandem pede fracto speculo, nihil reperit et ita fetus suos amittit. (source - easy version)

1 comment:

Juliette said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts! Here's to the next thousand fab bits of regular Latin and Greek reading :)