Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Round-Up: November 8

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 sextum Idus Novembres.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Mausolus, the story of Mausolus and the first mausoleum!

OWEN'S EPIGRAMS: The new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Aesopi Lingua and Aequinamitas.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: Today you can find sayings that go up to Diederich frequency ranking 172 - so the proverbs contain nothing but words found among the 172 most commonly used words in Latin. Here is one of the items in today's list: O tempora, O mores!, "O the times, O the customs!" - you can read more about Cicero's exclamation in Wikipedia.

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is UT - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Doce, ut discas, "Teach in order to learn."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Sol et Stellae, a fable about how brilliance is all relative.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pavo Deplumatus , the sad story of a generous but reckless peacock.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 11 through Fable 20, including Leo Amatorius et Silvanus, the sad story of the lion who fell in love with the daughter of a woodsman and Leo et Pastor, the famous story of Androcles and the lion, although with an anonymous shepherd.

NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Iuppiter et Hominum Peccata, a story about why the justice is sometimes slow in coming, and Vomeres Duo, a fable about the virtues of staying active!

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Muli et Latrones, a a kind of OWS fable - where the Wall Street mule ends up the big loser.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Sartorius-Schrevelius' Adagiorum chiliades tres and Apostolius' Proverbia Graeco-Latina .

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Contemne contemni (English: Scorn to be scorned).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ne quid nimis (English: Not anything in excess).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Ex verbis fatuos, ex aure tenemus asellos (English: We grasp donkeys by the ear, and fools by their words).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Homo ad laborem nascitur (English: Man is born to labor).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus (English: Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus grows cold - which is to say, without bread and wine, love grows cold; from Adagia 2.3.97).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Μὴ παντὶ ἐμβάλλειν δεξιάν (English: Don't reach out your right hand to just anybody).

For an image today, here are those two mules - and you can find an English version of this fable over at my new Aesop page at Google+ too! 252. Muli et Latrones. Ibant muli duo sarcinis onusti. Alter fiscos cum pecunia, alter saccos hordei ferebat. Ille, cum onere superbiret, celsam cervicem iactat et clarum tintinnabulum in collo gerit. Comes placido gradu sequitur. Subito latrones ex insidiis advolant et mulum, qui argentum ferebat, ferro vulnerant, homines fugant, nummosque diripiunt. Alterius muli hordeum neglectum est. Cum igitur ille spoliatus et vulneratus casum suum defleret, “Equidem,” inquit alter, “gaudeo, quod contemptus sum. Ego nihil amisi neque vulnere laesus sum.” (source)

Muli Duo

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