Thursday, July 28, 2011

Round-Up: July 28

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HODIE: ante diem quintum Kalendas Augustas.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: The latest rungs on the Scala are Scala 54 (2651-2700) and Scala 55 (2701-2750). Here's a fun one: Invenies multos, mores qui pelle sub agni celant luporum, "You will find many men who hide their wolf personality beneath the skin of a lamb."

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's word is MANUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Multae manus onus levant, "Many hands lighten the load."

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Neptunus, a description of Neptune, aka Poseidon.

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Pirata et Alexander Rex, the famous story of Alexander's dialogue with the pirate.

MILLE FABULAE: FABLE OF THE DAY: The fable for today is Verveces et Lanius , a story about how a single butcher can slaughter an entire flock of sheep.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Rubus et Hortulanus, a story about a gardener and a wicked thornbush, and Rhodopis et Aquila, the wonderful story of Rhodopis, often called the "Egyptian Cinderella."

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Boxhorn's Originum Gallicarum Liber and Robertson's Praseologia Generalis .

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Animum rege (English: Control your mind).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Mihi cura futuri (English: My care is for the future).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Scit multa vulpes, magnum echinus unicum (English: The fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows one big thing).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Argento obediunt omnia (English: All things obey the silver coin).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Haud quaquam difficile Atheniensem Athenis laudare (English: To praise an Athenian when in Athens is not hard at all; from Adagia 2.1.66).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Καιρὸς ψυχὴ πράγματος (English: The critical moment - kairos - is the soul of the action).

For an image today, here is a medieval depiction of Alexander and the pirate: 913. Pirata et Alexander Rex. Alexander olim cum pirata collocutus, “Quo,” inquit, “iure mare infestas?” “Eodem, quo tu terras,” respondit ille; “ego autem latro vocor, quod mihi una solum navicula est; tu victor appellaris, quod classes et exercitus habes. Victorum enim et piratarum maleficia differunt non meritis, sed magnitudine.” (source - easy version)