Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Round-Up: May 12

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.

HODIE: ante diem quartum Idus 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 one about the servant and the donkey, Servus et Heri Asinus, to share with you here in the blog:
Servus cuiusdam agricolae asinum dominī suī ex altā rūpe praecipitem dedit, nē quotīdiē huc et illuc illum agere cōgerētur, mentītusque est dominō illum sponte suā sē dēiēcisse. Ob hoc dominus servum compellēbat omnia humerīs suīs ferre, quae ante asinus portābat. Quod servus nēquam animadvertēns: male, inquit, mihi cōnsuluī, cum innocentem cōnservum meum perēmī, quī mē tantō labōre levābat: iustē nunc plector.
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: Percussus resurgo (English: Struck, I rise up again - or, for us girls, percussa resurgo).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Sero, sed serie (English: Late, but earnestly - a good phrase for those of us who are notoriously late with things).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Non oportet in urbe nutrire leonem (English: You should not raise a lion in the city - a statement that works both literally and metaphorically).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nemo propheta acceptus est in patria (English: No prophet is accepted in his homeland).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Mense Maio nubunt mala (English: Weddings in the month of May are bad luck; from Adagia 1.4.9 - a popular saying that is reported by Ovid in the Fasti).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἐν ὀίνῳ ἀλήθεια (English: In wine truth - famously known in Latin as in vino veritas).

For an image today, here is an image of the wolf turned monk, Lupus Quasi Monachus: