Thursday, March 10, 2011

Round-Up: March 10

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. I'm Twittering again now at Aesopus and AesopusEnglish.

HODIE: ante diem sextum Idus Martias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is ALIUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay - the Golden Rule: Fac aliis sicut tibi, "Do for others just as for yourself."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for AQUILA , the eagle, and BRUNELLUS , the medieval donkey.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Lucius Mummius, an honest public servant.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Satyrus et Viator, the story of a kind-hearted but not very bright satyr!

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Cervus et Amici Eius, the story of a stag who was unlucky in his friends. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Passer et Statua, the story of a bold little bird, and Canis Aquam Timens, the story of a dog scalded by hot water.

ENGLISH AESOP: The latest new fables are The Lion and the Bulls and The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. (Plus, there's an English "fable of the day" each day, too.)

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Ogilby's edition of Jacobs and Doring, Part II and Kennedy's Palaestra Latina .

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Nil indigne (English: Nothing unworthily).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tranquillo quilibet gubernator (English: When it's calm, everyone is a helmsman)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Plures necat gula quam gladius (English: The gullet kills more than the sword). 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: Nil non acerbum, prius quam maturum fuit (English: There is nothing that was not bitter before it ripened).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is De asini umbra libet audire (English: You're glad to listen to a story about a donkey's shadow; from Adagia 1.3.52 - which refers to the famous Aesop's fable told about Demosthenes).

For a story today, here is the story of the unfortunate stag with too many friends, 155. Cervus et Amici Eius. Cervus, morbo correptus, in loco campestri procubuerat. Ferae autem, quae illum visitatum venerant, pabula quae strata fuerant cervo, devorarunt. Ut vero postea paululum convaluit cervus, inopia oppressus, vitam cum pabulo perdidit. Haec fabula carpit eos qui nimios et stultos habent amicos, ex eis plus damni quam emolumenti capiunt. (source)

Cervus et Amici Eius