Sunday, June 6, 2010

Round-Up: June 6

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 Idus 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.

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is ALIQUIS - read a brief essay about the word at my new Verbosum blog. Plus, I did today's vocabulary challenge, with these words: summus - ratio - inde - quidam - remaneo. Try to put those words into a sentence yourself... and then see what I came up with.

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 miraculous pig, Sus Debitoris Atheniensis, to share with you here in the blog - it's a bit long, but fun to read!
Athēnīs Dēbitor quīdam cum ā crēditōre exigerētur, prīmō quidem dīlātiōnem sibi concēdī postulābat, sē tunc solvendō nōn esse affirmāns. Ubī vērō eum persuādēre nōn potuit, adductam, quam sōlam habēbat, suem, praesente illō vēnum prōposuit. Quōdam autem accēdente, et, an sūs illa pareret, interrogante, nōn sōlum eam parere ipse rēspondit, sed et praeter opīniōnem, Mystēriīs fēmineī, Panathēnaeīs vērō masculī sexūs fīliōs ēnītī solēre. Cum ad haec emptor obstupesceret, nē profectō mīrēris, crēditor subiēcit; haec sūs enim Dionȳsiīs haedulōs etiam est paritūra.
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: Ferte fortiter (English: Bear up bravely).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Deus pastor meus (English: God is my shepherd).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Mus rapitur subito, qui solo vivit in antro (English: A mouse is quickly caught if he lives in a single mousehole - we all needs lots of escape routes in case of danger!).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnia tempus habent (English: All things have their time).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Multitudo imperatorum Cariam perdidit (English: An abundance of generals destroyed Caria - referring to the belief that the Carians brought about their own ruin through having too many generals, and no sense of civil societyAdagia 2.7.7).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἀπορραγήσεται τεινόμενον τὸ καλώδιον (English: When it is stretched tight, the bowstring snaps... so: RELAX).

For an image today, here is a depiction of the god Dionysus with his goat-like satyr attendant - it goes with the story of the miraculous pig, Sus Debitoris Atheniensis:

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at