Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 7

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you are a Pinterest user, you might enjoy following the Bestiaria Latina at Pinterest, and there is also a LatinLOLCat Board. I've created a Board for the Distich Poems too.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Idus Decembres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Penelope and Eurycleia, and there are more images here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Liberos erudi (English: Teach your children).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post tempestatem tranquillum (English: After the storm, calm).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Vetulus simius non capitur laqueo (English: The old monkey is not caught in the snare).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Date et dabitur vobis, dimittite et dimittemini (English: Give and it will be given to you; forgive, and you will be forgiven).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Croeso ditior (English: Richer than Croesus; from Adagia 1.6.74).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀλωπηκίζειν πρὸς ἑτέραν ἀλώπηκα (English: Play the fox with the fox).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Verus Amor Dei. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Leonina societas periculorum plena.
The lion's company is full of dangers.

Nemo sine sapientia beatus est.
No one can be happy without wisdom.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Medicus et Mortuus, a fable about hindsight.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Transformata, the story of the ant who was once a farmer (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Homo Formica Factus

Gaudium Mundo. Today's holiday song is Angelus ad virginem. Even Chaucer knew of this song: Playing so sweetly that the chamber rang; / And Angelus ad virginem he sang...




Sunday, December 4, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 4

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - 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 (Roman Calendar): pridie Nonas Decembres, the day before the Nones of December.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Odysseus and the Sirens, and there are more images here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Amicus amico (English: A friend to a friend).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tussis pro crepitu (English: A cough to cover a fart)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Tempus est vitae magister (English: Time is the teacher of life). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Effugere cupiditatem regnum est vincere (English: To escape desire is to conquer a kingdom).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Vel muscas metuit praetervolitantes (English: He's scared even of flies that flutter by; from Adagia 1.5.66).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dei Donum Fides. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Post nubila Phoebus.
After the clouds, sunshine.

Arma tuentur pacem.
Arms protect the peace.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes et Corium, the story of some greedy dogs (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cera Lateri Invidens, the sad story of a wax candle.

Cera

Gaudium Mundo. Today's holiday song is O Viri, Este Hilares, Latin versions of "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen."


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Special Edition: Gaudium Mundo 2016

I am pleased to announce the tenth annual Gaudium Mundo, a month of holiday songs in Latin. The calendar of songs begins today, the Kalends of December, with Rudolphus, a Latin version of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," along with the Latin hymns Puer Natus in Bethlehem and Beata Viscera, plus Laetissimam famam, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Wesołą nowinę."

Each song has its own page at the blog, and where possible I've included YouTube videos with music. For Rudolph, there is even a plain-chant version:



Isn't that marvelous?

If people have suggestions or additions, please let me know. The collection has grown tremendously over the years thanks to the help of so many people: thanks to you all!

And I have something new this year: an HTTPS version of the javascript widget which you can use to display the day's songs in your own blog or webpage. Now with an HTTPS version, it should also work in a secure LMS environment such as Canvas or D2L. Thanks so much to the OUCreate project at my school and Reclaim Hosting which has given me this access to HTTPS space. You can get a 200-pixel wide script or 400-pixel wide script; see the sidebar of this blog for the 200-pixel version, and the 400-pixel version is at the bottom of this post.