Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Round-Up: May 8

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. There may be a few breaks in the schedule in the next week or so as I transition into a summer schedule!

HODIE: ante diem quintum 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 story of the insightful pig, Oves, Porcus et Dominus, to share with you here in the blog:
Porcus crīminātus ab ovibus, quod dominō ā quō tantā pascēbātur dīligentiā, nullam referret grātiam, cum ipsae lac, lānam, agnōsque illī praeberent. Mortuus, inquit, referam: nōn ab rē mē nūtrit. Fābula indicat, quod nemō absque spē praemiī labōrem subit.
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: Auxilio divino (English: With divine assistance).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sic semper tyrannis (English: Thus always to tyrants- the motto of the state of Virginia)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Et canis in somnis vestigia latrat (English: A dog also barks at the trail when dreaming). 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: Solet sequi laus, cum viam fecit labor (English: Praise usually follows when hard work has paved the way).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Echino asperior (English: More prickly than a hedgehog; from Adagia 2.4.81).

For an image today, here is an illustration for the story of the boy who cried wolf, Puer et Agricolae:

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.