Friday, January 22, 2010

Round-Up: January 22

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. Plus, you can find some Latin "pipilationes" at my Proverbia Latina feed and at the IVLIVS CAESAR feed (Plutarch's Life of Caesar twittered trilingually).

HODIE: ante diem undecimum Kalendas Februarias. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.

TODAY'S FABLES: Here are today's fables from the Ictibus Felicibus project. These fables ALL have long marks, plus stress marks for easy reading, and the poems have meter marks, too, along with an easy-to-read prose presentation of the story:
I've picked out my favorite one, Auceps Imprudens, to share with you here in the blog - and you can see the emblem down at the bottom of this post! :-)
Dum viscō turdōs, dum pedicā alaudās fallit, et harundo iacta gruem altivolam fīgit, auceps, nōn prūdēns, dipsada pede perculit: illa malī ultrix vīrus, ab ōre ēmissum, iacit. Sīc obit, quī, arcū extentō, sīdera rēspicit, sēcūrus fātī, quod ante pedēs iacet.
TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: You can get access to ALL the "proverb of the day scripts" (also available as random proverb scripts) at the website.

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Superna sequor (English: I follow heavenly things - although gazing upwards has its limits, as the story of the bird-catcher above shows!).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is E pluribus unum (English: One from many - a saying you can read about at Wikipedia)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Fortuna gloriae carnifex (English: Fortune is the butcher of glory). 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: Geminat peccatum, quem delicti non pudet (English: Someone who is not ashamed of his crime doubles the sin).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Sus lota in volutabro luti (English: The sow that was washed goes back to her mud wallow; from Adagia 4.3.62).

For today's image, here's an illustration for the fable of the Auceps Imprudens, taken from a 1534 edition of the emblems (image source):

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at