Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Round-Up: March 23

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.

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

MORE 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, the story of the buzzard that lays its eggs in the hawk's nest, Busardus et Accipiter, to share with you here in the blog - it's a bit on the long side, but very funny and well worth reading:
Busardus in nīdō Accipitris proiēcit ūnum ōvum, et inde creātus est pullus. Aliī pullī nōbilēs fimum fēcērunt extrā nīdum. Sed pullus Busardī semper maculāvit nīdum suum. Quod advertēns Accipiter ait: Quis est quī nīdum maculat? Tandem dīxērunt eī pullī dē pullō Busardī. Quod attendēns Accipiter cēpit fīlium Busardī, et extrā nīdum proiēcit, dīcēns: Dē ōvō tē ēduxī; dē nātūrā nōn potuī; et confractus est tōtus.
TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: You can get access to ALL the "proverb of the day scripts" (also available as random proverb scripts) at the SchoolhouseWidgets.com website.

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Cedendum multitudini (English: You must give way to the multitude - in other words: the majority rules).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Lente, sed opportune (English: Slowly, but profitably - which could be a motto for the tortoisein the famous fable of the tortoise and the hare).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Rana in paludem ex throno resilit auro (English: The frog leaps from the golden throne into the swamp - in other words, you can take the frog out of the swamp but you can't take the swamp out of the frog!).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Cyprii bovis merenda (English: A supper fit for a Cyprian bull - which is an ironic saying, since the bulls of Cyprus were famous for eating their own manure!).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Noctuae vos non relinquent Laurioticae (English: The owls of Laurios will never desert you - which is a bit like a riddle: Laurios was a wealthy region, rich in gold, and they stamped owls on their coins; hence, the saying means that you will always be wealthy; the saying is from Adagia 2.8.31).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Δυεῖν ἐπιθυμήσας, οὐδετέρου ἔτυχες (English: Striving for two, you have ended up with neither... in other words: beware of multitasking!).

For today's image, here is an illustration for the story of the fox and the goat in the well, Vulpes et Caper - you can see the fox making her escape, thanks to the foolish goat:

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.