Monday, November 28, 2011

Round-Up: November 28

Over our Thanksgiving break here, I came up with a nifty new widget - there is an "Emblem of the Day" from Camerius (along with some Bornitz emblems, too), which each have a two-line Latin poem. I'll be blogging those each day at the Disticha Latina blog, along with the Owen distichs also (yes, can you guess? - my summer project is finally going to be some kind of book of Latin distichs). Meanwhile, to see the first Camerarius emblem, check out the image below!

HODIE: ante diem quartum Kalendas Decembres.

OWEN'S EPIGRAMS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Dolor, Sola dolenda reor praesentia damna. Dolemus / Praeterita heu nimium sero, futura cito, and Dives et Lazarus, Est in Evangelio, verum sine nomine, dives, / Pauper ubi aeternum, Lazare, nomen habes. (They each come a vocabulary list!)

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Ova Aurea, the famous story of the chicken that laid the golden eggs.

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is TERRA - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay, the famous Latin epitaph: Sit tibi terra levis, "May the earth be light upon you" (commonly abbreviated S.T.T.L.).

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Monedula Liberata, a sad story about a jackdaw who won her freedom, at a terrible price (and the fable comes with a vocabulary list).

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Perdix et Galli, a story about avian intolerance (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 91 through Fable 100, including Lupus et Canis Saginatus, the story of the wolf who prefers freedom to food.

NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Arator et Venator, a story about a hunter who lost his rabbit and a farmer who found it, and Agricola et Arbuscula, a story that could serve as a metaphor for holiday shopping, teaching you to not be too picky about your choices!

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Amatorius et Silvanus, the story of a lion willing to do anything for the woman he loves.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is Opportunity Described, an allegory for seizing opportunity now, without delay.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Philes' De Animalium Proprietate and Tolstoy's Fables for Children.

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Mediocria firma (English: The middle things are reliable).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Alteri, si tibi (English: For another as if for yourself).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Simia quicquid agit, simia semper erit (English: Whatever a monkey does, a monkey she'll always be).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sua cuique ars pro viatico est (English: Each one's skills are like a shortcut along the way).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Croesi pecuniae teruncium addit (English: He's adding a penny to the wealth of Croesus - kind of like a monetary "coals to Newcastle" saying; from Adagia 4.10.48).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἕμπροσθεν κρημνὸς, ὄπιθεν λύκοι (English: A cliff in front, wolves behind - the Greek equivalent of "between a rock and a hard place").

For an image today, here is my first Camerarius emblem - it's about bees! Find out more about the poem, including a vocabulary list, at the Camerarius Widget blog post for today - and for more about the widget itself, visit the Schoolhouse Widgets blog post.

Labor Omnibus Unus
Doctus apum et studia et mores et iura revolvat,
Qui bene vult populis dicere iura suis.

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