Friday, November 25, 2011

Round-Up: November 25

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 septimum Kalendas Decembres.

OWEN'S EPIGRAMS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are De Vita et Venere and De Statu Hominum. (They each come a vocabulary list!)

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Cornelia, Gracchorum Mater, the story of Cornelia and her "jewels."

VERBUM WIDGET: The word from the daily widget is VESPER - which also has a brief essay at the Verbosum blog. Here's one of the sayings you can find in that essay: Vespere laudatur dies, "The day may be praised in the evening" (which is to say: it's risky to praise the day before it is done!).

FABULAE FACILES: The NEW easy-to-read fable is Accipiter Columbam Insequens, the story of a hawk and his request for clemency (and the fable comes with a vocabulary list).

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Aesopus et Arcus, where Aesop teaches us the value of taking a break (a good fable for the holiday weekend!).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 81 through Fable 90, including Lupus et Pastoris Vestimentum, a story of the wolf in shepherd's clothing (not sheep's clothing this time).

NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Agricola Sorte Sua Non Contentus, a story about a farmer trying to better his life but who only makes things worse, and Rusticus et Pons, a story about a foolish man waiting for a river to run dry.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Crocodilus et Canis, the story of a close encounter between a dog and a Nile crocodile.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is Neither Beast Nor Bird, the story of the perfidious ostrich.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Camerarius' Symbola et Emblemata and Caussin's Polyhistor Symbolicus .

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

Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Tandem iustitia (English: Justice, at last).

3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Virtus sibimet merces (English: Excellence is its own reward)

Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nutrit et accipiter pullos suos (English: Even a hawk nourishes its chicks). 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: Nec vita nec fortuna hominibus perpes est (English: Neither life nor luck is something that lasts forever).

Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cauda tenes anguillam (English: You're trying to hold an eel by the tail - which is to say, you've barely got control of the situation; from Adagia 1.4.94).

For an image today, here is Cornelia, the famous mother of the Gracchi brothers: Cornelia, Gracchorum mater, cum Campana matrona, apud illam hospita, ornamenta sua pulcherrima ipsi ostenderet, traxit eam sermone, donec e schola redirent liberi. Tum, "Et haec," inquit, "mea sunt ornamenta." (source)