Monday, September 26, 2011

Round-Up: September 26

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm using Google+ a lot these days - are there any of you I should look for there?

HODIE: ante diem sextum Kalendas Octobres.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Romuli Mors , the mysterious death of Romulus.

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's NEW word is MUNDUS - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Patria mea totus hic mundus est, "My homeland is this whole world."

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is NULLUS - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Fortuna nulli plus quam consilium valet, "For no one is luck more powerful than planning."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Lupus Monachus, the story of an old wolf learning some new tricks.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes et Mulieres, the story of the fox who accused the women of hypocrisy, and what one of the women said in reply!

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Iactator et Aesopus, a debate between Aesop and a boastful man about what constitutes a true victory, and Iactatores Duo, Atheniensis et Thebanus, a debate about the relative merits of Theseus and Hercules.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Irretitus et Vulpes, in which the fox gives the lion some good advice.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Prior's Lusus Westmonasteriensis and Lancelot's Epigrammatum Delectus.

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Luceo, non uro (English: I shine; I do not burn).

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Ut ameris, ama (English: In order to be loved, love).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Simia est simia, etiamsi aurea gestet insignia (English: A monkey is a monkey, even if it wears gold medals).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Unus interitus est hominis et iumentorum (Ecc. 3:19). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

Elizabethan Proverb Commentary: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Dictum ac factum: Is a proverbe signifienge all mannes diligence and laboure necessarie to the doynge or bringinge to pass of any thinge. Donatus sayeth Dictum ac factum to be a proverbiall speakinge, betokeninge celeritie and spede yn doinge or dispatchinge of a thinge.

For an image today, here is the wolf-turned-monk: 100. Lupus Monachus. Lupus, in senium deductus, cum non amplius venari posset, sese religioni addixit, sumptoque monachi habitu, cibum ostiatim mendicabat. Reprehensus ab alio lupo, “Quid vis,” inquit, “faciam? Dentes deciderunt, currere non valeo, quare aliter vivere posse diffido.” (source - easy version)