Saturday, September 3, 2011

Round-Up: September 3

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.

HODIE: ante diem tertium Nonas Septembres.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Epaminondas, the famous story of the death of Epaminondas.

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's NEW word is VITA - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Longa est vita, si plena est, "A life is long, if it is full."

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is DO - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Non cunctis dat cuncta deus, "God does not give all things to all people."

FABULAE FACILES: The new easy-to-read fable is Tubicen Captus, the story of a non-combatant captured by the enemy in battle.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Crocodilus et Canis, the story of the danger faced by a dog who takes a drink from the Nile.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The latest fables with images are Quercus et Arbuscula, the story of why it is better to be a little bush than a mighty oak, and Delphinus et Piscis Nomine Lupus, the story of a dolphin and an ambitious pike.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Senex, Gemens, the story of the indignities suffered by an elderly lion.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Lodge's Vocabulary of High School Latin and Sharpe's Nomenclator Poeticus.

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Amico Hercule (English: With Hercules as my friend - and Hercules is, of course, a very good god to have on your side).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sapientia gubernator navis (English: Wisdom is the pilot of the ship)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Caesar non supra grammaticos (English: Caesar is not superior to the grammarians). 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: Levis est fortuna: cito reposcit, quod dedit (English: Fortune is fickle: she's quick to take back what she has given).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Furemque fur cognoscit, et lupum lupus (English: Thief knows thief, wolf knows wolf; from Adagia 2.3.63).

For an image today, here is the story of Epaminondas: Epaminondas, Thebanorum imperator, in pugna ad Mantineam graviter vulneratus est. Cum animam recepisset, interrogavit circumstantes amicos, "Num clipeus salvus esset?" Deinde, "Num hostes fusi essent?" Illi utrumque affirmaverunt. Tum demum hastam e corpore extrahi iussit. Quo facto statim exspiravit. (source - you can read more about Epaminondas at Wikipedia)