Saturday, May 14, 2011

Round-Up: May 14

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: pridie Idus Maias (and yes, you can have your own Roman Google Calendar).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is SIC - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Sicut fecisti, fiet tibi, "As you have done, so it will be done to you."

BESTIARIA PROVERBS: There are some new animal proverbs today for PASSER, the sparrow, and VOLUCRES, birds. Here's a nice one: Ostendit nidus volucrem, quae fecerit ipsum, "The nest reveals which bird made it."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Alexander at Canis Indus , a story about Alexander and the dogs he saw in India.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Equus, Lupus, et Hordeum, a story about a horse and a hypocritical wolf.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Vulpecula et Tintinnabulum, the story of a fox who is fooled by the sound of a bell. (You can also a free PDF copy of the Mille Fabulae et Una book.)

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Canis, Herus, et Cibus, a fable about a dog and his stingy master, and Draco Beneficii Memor, a story about a good-hearted dragon.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Allen & Fowler's Selections from Ovid and Goffaux's Robinson Crusoëus (a Latin translation of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe).

DISTICHA: Today's little poems are Ad veniam curras, ad vindictam pigriteris; / Ad pacem properes, ad iurgia non gradieris. (from Wegeler) and Plus vigila semper nec somno deditus esto; / Nam diuturna quies vitiis alimenta ministrat. (from Cato's distichs).

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas vincit (English: Truth triumphs).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Deo nihil impossibile (English: For God, nothing is impossible)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Felix alterius cui sunt documenta flagella (English: Happy is the man for whom another man's lashings are a lesson). 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: Contra hostem aut fortem oportet esse aut supplicem (English: Against your enemy you must be either bold or humble).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Locrensis bos (English: A Locrian ox; from Adagia 2.8.62 - this refers to a cheap substitution: when the gods expected a sacrificial ox, the Locrians made a tiny ox of wood and sacrificed that instead).

For an image today, here is Robinson Crusoe, a.k.a. Robinson Crusoëus:

Here's the book at Google Books: