Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Round-Up: August 24

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. There are notices also at Twitter - look for Aesopus and AesopusEnglish.

HODIE: ante diem nonum Kalendas Septembres.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Canis Carnem Ferens, the famous story of the greedy dog and his reflection.

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's NEW word is POSSUM - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Nullus omnia scire potest, "No one can know everything."

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is QUI - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Cum dixeris quod vis, audies quod non vis, "When you say what you want, you will hear what you don't want."

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Pulex et Abbas, a funny little story about a sneaky flea!

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Apicula et Iuppiter, a story about Jupiter and an angry little bee.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Mulier Puerpera et Lectus, the story of a pregnant woman and her sollicitous husband, and Delphinus et Leo, a story about the friendship between a dolphin and a lion.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mures et Feles, a hilarious story about the mice and their generals in the war with the cats.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Allen's General Vocabulary of Latin and Allen's Etymological Analysis of Latin Verbs.

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

Tiny Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Errando discitur (English: We learn by making mistakes).

3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nec devius unquam (English: Not ever swerving).

Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Quaelibet vulpes caudam suam laudat (English: Every fox praises her own tail).

Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Medice, cura teipsum (English: Physician, heal yourself).

Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Dente Theonino rodi (English: To be gnawed by Theon's tooth; from Adagia 2.2.55 - Theon was a grammarian at Rome who was notoriously mean-spirited and critical).

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Μία χελιδὼν ἐὰρ οὐ ποιεῖ (English: One swallow does not make a spring).

For an image today, here is that story about Jupiter and the bee: 670. Apes et Iuppiter. Quod suos labores ab hominibus compilari apicula aegre ferret, elegantissime constructos favos Iovi obtulit et ab illo petiit letiferam ut aculeo suo vim adderet. Iuppiter, immanitate bestiolae offensus, “Immo potius vitalem vim tribuam,” inquit, “ut una cum illo tibi vita relinquenda sit.”(source - easy version)

apes et Iuppiter