Friday, May 28, 2010

Round-Up: May 29

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 quintum 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.

VOCABULARY: Today's word is hic (as in hic-haec-hoc - read a brief essay about the word at my new Verbosum blog (and find out where that final "c" comes from). Plus, I did today's vocabulary challenge, with these words: mereo - fides - vel - remaneo - unus. Try to put those words into a sentence yourself... and then see what I came up with, and leave a comment with your creation!

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 Athena and the shipwrecked man, Naufragus et Minerva to share with you here in the blog - this is one of my favorite Aesop's fables of all time, in fact, so I was very glad to find a Latin version!
Dīves quīdam Atheniēnsis ōlim cum aliīs nonnullīs nāvigābat. Tempestāte autem ingentī exortā, submersāque navī, reliquī omnēs sē natātū servārunt; sed Atheniēnsis subinde Minervam invocāns, sescenta eī prōmittēbat, sī ex undīs ēriperētur, cum adnatāns ex naufragīs ūnus, Cum Minervā, inquit, tū quoque manūs movē.
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: Conanti dabitur (English: To the one who strives, it will be given - something you can say with just two words in Latin).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Libri muti magistri (English: Books are silent teachers)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo ex amoris vulnere sanus abit (English: No one walks away unscathed from the wound of love). 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: Velox consilium sequitur paenitentia (English: A hasty plan results in regret).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Habet et musca splenem (English: Even the fly has its spleen - small as it may be; from Adagia 3.5.7).

For an image today, here is a beautiful sculpture of Athena, as found now in the Acropolis Museum - it's an illustration for the story of the shipwrecked man, Naufragus et Minerva: