Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Round-Up: June 9

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 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 TRES - read a brief essay about the word at my new Verbosum blog. Plus, I did today's vocabulary challenge, with these words: multus - finis - ignis - post - angelus. 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 gender lesson we can learn from the hyenas, Hyaenae, to share with you here in the blog:
Hyaenās singulīs annīs nātūram mūtāre ferunt, et quī modo mās fuit, deinde in fēminam convertī. Cum ōlim itaque Hyaena masculus contrā nātūrae lēgēs cum fēminā coīre vellet, Heus tū, illa ait, nē quid tāle faciās; haec eadem enim mox ipse patiēris.
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: Capta maiora (English: Seize the greater things - and don't sweat the small things).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Iustus et tenax (English: Righteous and dedicated - although that would be iusta et tenax for you ladies out there).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Intereunt feles, celebrant convivia mures (English: The cats die; the mice hold a party).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Vinum potantem decipit (English: Wine deceives the drinker).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Lynceo perspicacior (English: More clear-sighted than Lynceus - and Lynceus was a legendary figure famous for his eyes; he supposedly invented mining for metals since he could see the silver and gold under the ground; from Adagia 2.1.54).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἂν χωλῷ παροικήσῃς, ὑποσκάζειν μαθήσῃς (English: If you like with someone who is lame, you will learn to limp).

Today's image is another illustration from the Medici Aesop - this one is for the fable of the sly little kid, Haedus et Lupus - you can see the kid dancing to the flute to the right:

Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at