Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Round-Up: May 25

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 octavum Kalendas Iunias. 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 wasp and the snake, Vespa et Serpens, to share with you here in the blog - although the snake claims to be happy with the outcome, it seems to me that the cure is worse than the disease here! :-)
Vespa in Serpentis capite ōlim īnsidēns, continuīsque acūleī suī ictibus feriēns, ātrōciter ipsum vexābat. Serpēns itaque magnīs dolōribus excruciātus, cum eam nec ulciscī, nec ā sē removēre ullō modō posset, forte plaustrum multīs lignīs onustum cum vīdisset, suum caput ultrō rotae supposuit, Moriāmur, aiēns, sed cum hoste moriāmur: atque ita ūnā cum Vespā extinctus est.
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 Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Lampada tradam (English: I will pass on the torch; the accusative form lampada is a later Latin form).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus vitae magister (English: Time is life's teacher)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Repetitio mater memoriae (English: Repetition is the mother of memory.). 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: Avarus ipse miseriae causa est suae (English: The miser is himself the cause of his own misery - just think of Dickens' Scrooge, for example!).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Irritas crabrones (English: You're stirring up the hornets - which is, of course, a very foolish thing to do; from Adagia 1.1.60).

For an image today, here is an illustration for the story of the donkey and his driver, Asinus et Agaso: