Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Round-Up: March 3

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 quintum Nonas Martias. 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, the story of the unlucky lark, Cassita Irretita, to share with you here in the blog:
Cassīta dum escam appetit, irrētīta laqueō, dēplōrāns fortūnam suam, "Mē (inquit) miseram et infēlīcem volūcrem: nōn egō aliīs aurum subdūxī; nōn argentum rapuī; nihil invāsī reī ullīus pretiōsae: parvulum vērō trīticī grānum mortem mihi attulit."
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 Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Deus ulciscetur (English: God will avenge).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Mihi solicitudo futuri (English: My concern is for the future)

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Vindicta sicut leo insidiabitur impio (English: Vengeance, like a lion, lies in wait for the wicked man).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Qui parce seminat, parce et metet (English: He who sows sparingly will likewise reap sparingly).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Parni scaphula (English: The skiff of Parnus; from Adagia 2.5.17; this refers to someone who will start a quarrel at the least excuse, as when someone stole his worthless little boat).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀετὸν ἵπτασθαι διδάσκεις (English: You're teaching an eagle to fly... which is a waste of time, of course: the eagle flies higher than you can!).

For an image today, ere is an illustration for the story of the dog in the manger, Canis in Praesepi:

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at