Monday, November 21, 2011

Round-Up: November 21

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. There are notices also at Twitter - look for Aesopus and AesopusEnglish.

HODIE: ante diem undecimum Kalendas Decembres.

OWEN'S EPIGRAMS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are De Die and De Autumno.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Alexander Sacrificans, a story about Alexander and the young men of Macedon.

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is GRATIA - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Gratia gratiam parit, "One favor gives rise to another."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Equus Circensis Molae Iugatus, the story of a racehorse condemned to work in a mill.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Luscinia et Accipiter, the famous fable of the nightingale caught by the hawk.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 61 through Fable 70, including Vulpes, Lupus, et Puteus, a hilarious story about a fox trapped in a well who traded places with a foolish wolf.

NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Agricola et Fur, a story about how both a farmer and the gods were victims of theft, and Rusticus Aratrum Portans, a story about a good-hearted but foolish farmer.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Capra in Rupe Stans et Lupus, the story of a wolf trying to lure a goat down from a cliff.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are A Selection of Aesop's Fables and Thummel's Aesop in Rhyme .

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Sciens cavebo (English: Being aware, I will take care).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Deus robur meum (English: God is my unshakable strength).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Dum fugans canis mingit, fugiens lepus evadit (English: When the dog in pursuit stops to pee, the fleeing rabbit gets away).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Acti labores iucundi sunt (English: Work, once done, is pleasant).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Cretensis Cretensem (English: It takes one Cretan to best another; from Adagia 1.2.26; the Cretans were notorious for starting quarrels).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὑπὸ παντὶ λίθῳ σκορπίος (English: There's a scorpion under every rock).

For an image today, here is the fable of the how the fox tricked the wolf into trading places: 69. Vulpes, Lupus, et Puteus. Vulpes casu cecidit per unam situlam in puteum. Venit lupus et quaerebat quid faceret ibi. Quae ait, “Bone compater, hic habeo multos pisces et magnos; utinam mecum partem haberes!” Et ait lupus, “Quomodo possem illuc descendere?” Ait vulpecula, “Supra est una situla; pone te intus, et venies deorsum.” Et erant ibi duae situlae; quando una ascendit, alia descendit. Lupus posuit se in situlam et descendit; vulpecula in alia situla ascendit. Et quando obviaverunt sibi, ait lupus, “Bone compater, quo vadis?” Et ait vulpes, “Satis comedi et ascendo. Tu descende et invenies mirabilia.” Descendit miser lupus nec invenit aliquid nisi aquam. Venerunt mane rustici et extraxerunt lupum et usque ad mortem verberaverunt. (source)

Vulpes et Lupus

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