Friday, April 16, 2010

Round-Up: April 16

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 sextum decimum Kalendas Maias. 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 bold donkey, to share with you here in the blog; for an illustration, see below:
Asinus occurrēns Aprō cachinnīs illum iocōsē excēpit, percontātus dē mōribus eius et parentibus et līberālī ēducātiōne, inquiēns praetereā sē servulum sibi futūrum et sī quid foret quod illī in mandātīs praeciperet. Cui torvus et īrācundus Aper ait, Abī, īnsulsum animal! Nōlō ōs contāmināre colloquiō tam vēcordis bēluae.
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: Scienter utor (English: I enjoy things wisely).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sermo irae medicus (English: Speech is the doctor of anger)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is O quantum est in rebus inane! (English: Oh how much trivial stuff there is in the world!). 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: Gravissimum est imperium consuetudinis (English: The rule of habit is most tyrannical).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi. (English: A cliff ahead, wolves behind - which is like being between a rock and a hard place, but even worse, since wolves are scarier than rocks; from Adagia 3.4.94).

For today's image, here is Francis Barlow's illustration for the story of the donkey and the boar, Asinus et Aper - I like how the donkey has arrayed himself so proudly, to fit his social ambitions: