Saturday, October 29, 2011

Round-Up: October 29

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 quartum Kalendas Novembres.

OWEN'S EPIGRAMS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Bene qui latuit, bene vixit and Ad Amicum Pauperem.

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Pater et Tres Filii, the story of a father and his three sons who were all athletes.

SCALA SAPIENTIAE: Today you can find sayings that go up to Diederich frequency ranking 158 - so the proverbs contain nothing but words found among the 158 most commonly used words in Latin. Here is one of the items in today's list: E pluribus unum, "Out of many, one" (the Latin motto which appears on the seal of the United States).

VERBUM HODIERNUM: Today's NEW word is RES - read a brief essay about the word at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in the essay: Quam bene vivas refert, non quam diu, "What matters is how well you live, not how long" (note the compound: refert = rē+fert).

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is NOS - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis, "The times change, and we too change with them."

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Oves et Lupi, a story about the foolish sheep who made a treaty with the wolves.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cornix et Canis, the story of a crow who wanted to make a sacrifice to Minerva.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The NEW fables with images are Cicada et Hirundo, a story about "the pot calling the kettle black" - except that it is about a cricket and a swallow, and Bufo et Filius Eius, a hilarious story about how parents love their children above all.

MILLE FABULAE: ILLUSTRATIONS: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Luna et Mater, the story of the changing moon and her puzzled mother.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Gartner's Proverbialia Dicteria and La Fontaine's Fables (in English).

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

3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is In horam vivo (English: I live for the moment).

Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nidus testatur, ibi qualis avis dominatur (English: The nest attests what sort of bird rules there).

Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Quae seminaverit homo, haec et metet (Gal. 6:7). 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 Taverner: Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit: No man in the world is wise at al houres. It is only belonging to God and properly due unto him never to commit follie. There is, I say, no man, but otherwiles doteth, but is deceived, but plaieth the foole, though he seme never so wise. Whan I say man, I except not the woman.

3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Iacta alea est (English: The die is cast - Caesar's famous words supposedly spoken at the Rubicon).

For an image today, here is a 15th-century depiction of Caesar crossing the Rubicon (image source):