Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Round-Up: May 26

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 septimum 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 contest of Zeus and Apollo, Iuppiter et Apollo, to share with you here in the blog - don't mess with the big guy!
Iuppiter et Apollo dē iaculandī arte contendēbant. Phoebus itaque cum arcum intendisset, sagittamque ēmīsisset, Iuppiter tantum spatiī unō gressō confēcit, quantum Apollinis ēmissa sagitta.
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: Hydram secas (English: You're slashing at the hydra - the problem, of course, is that the hydra grows back!).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Pro mundi beneficio (English: For the good of the world).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Aquila non generat columbam (English: An eagle does not give birth to a dove).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Requiesce, comede, bibe, epulare (English: Rest, eat, drink, party on - which is adapted from Luke 12:19).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Stentore clamosior (English: Louder than Stentor - which would be very "stentorian" indeed; from Adagia 2.3.37).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἄκρον λάβε, καὶ μέσον ἕξεις (English: Grab for the top, and you'll have the middle - and who knows, you might even manage to have the top, at least sometimes!).

For an image today, here is an illustration to go with the story of the doctor and his patient, Medicus Imperitus - it's a statue of Lord Hades himself: