Friday, August 27, 2010

Round-Up: August 27

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 sextum Kalendas Septembres (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is QUAERO - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Quaerendo invenietis., "By seeking, you will find."

Mille Fabulae et Una: Here are the latest things I've been posting over at the 1001 Fabulae site... and you can download your free PDF copy of the book, too.

Bestiaria Latina Podcast: Today's Latin audio fable is Pater et Filii Litigantes - and it's also an easy-to-read fable!

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Dum vivo, spero (English: So long as I live, I hope).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Nummus nummum parit (English: Money makes money).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Quid iuvat adspectus, si non conceditur usus? (English: What is the good of looking at something, if you're not allowed to use it?).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Moritur doctus, similiter et indoctus (Ecc. 2:16). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

Elizabethan Proverb Commentary: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Canina facundia: Doggishe or currishe eloquence. A proverbe applyed to suche as do never exercise there tongue or penne but in reproving or blamyng other menne.

Today's Poem: Today's poem is from Cato's Distichs, with a word list at
Multorum disce exemplo, quae facta sequaris,
Quae fugias: vita est nobis aliena magistra.
English: "Learn by the example of many people which deeds to imitate, and which to avoid; another person's life is our teacher." What a great statement about learning by both positive and negative exempla!

Today's image is Walter Crane's illustration for the captured trumpeter: 864. Tubicen Captus. Tubicen, ab hostibus captus, “Ne me,” inquit, “interficite; nam inermis sum, neque quidquam habeo praeter hanc tubam.” At hostes “Propter hoc ipsum,” inquiunt, “te interimemus quod, cum ipse pugnandi sis imperitus, alios ad pugnam incitare soles.”

Tubicen Captivus