Thursday, March 24, 2011

Round-Up: March 24

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 nonum Kalendas Apriles (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is the famous SUM - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Pacis Amor deus est, "Love is a god of peace."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for LEOPARDUS, the leopard, and HYDRA, the water-serpent.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Servius Interfectus, the sad death of Servius Tullius.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Lupus et Pastor, Compatres, the story of the man who entrusted the care of his sheep to his "compadre," the wolf.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Aves et Auceps Lippus, the story of the birdcatcher's tears. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Diogenes et Mus, the story of Diogenes and the lesson he learned from watching a mouse, and Pavo et Aquila, Disputantes, in which the eagle asserts himself by means of force.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Perkins' Beginning Latin Book and Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles.

TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: Widgets available at Schoolhouse Widgets.

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Mundus transit (English: The world passes away).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Lente, sed opportune (English: Slowly, but in good time).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Rana in paludem ex throno resilit auro (English: The frog leaps from the golden throne into the swamp - in other words, you can take the frog out of the swamp, but you can't take the swamp out of the frog, ha ha).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Cyprii bovis merenda (English: A supper fit for a Cyprian bull... which is to say, not a very nice supper, as the bulls of Cyprus were rumored to feed on manure).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Zenone moderatior (English: More sober than Zeno; from Adagia 1.10.83 - Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, was notorious was his ascetic lifestyle).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὁ κόσμος σκηνὴ (English: The world's a stage).

For an image today, here is Tullia driving over the body of her own father, Servius Tullius: Servius Tullius rex interfectus est scelere filiae Tulliae et Tarquinii Superbi, filii eius regis, cui Servius successerat. Nam ab ipso Tarquinio interfectus est. Tullia in forum properavit, et prima coniugem regem salutavit. Cum domum redıret, aurigam super patris corpus, in via iacens, carpentum agere iussit. (source; more at Wikipedia):