Thursday, May 24, 2012

Round-Up: March 24

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: ante diem nonum Kalendas Iunias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Andromache and Hector; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Conanti dabitur (English: To the one who strives, it will be given).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Suum cuique pulchrum (English: To each his own is beautiful)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Repetitio mater memoriae (English: Repetition is the mother of memory). 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: Avarus ipse miseriae causa est suae (English: The miser is himself the cause of his own misery).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Habet et musca splenem (English: Even the fly has its spleen; from Adagia 3.5.7 - in other words, even a little guy can get angry!).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Ova Aurea, the famous story of the chicken that laid the golden eggs.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Taurus et Culex, the story of a self-important gnat (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 871, Demades Orator et Fabella, through Fable 880, Philosophus Atheniensis, including Apelles et Alexander Rex, a story about Apelles' painting of a horse.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Man and The Snake, a fable about how no good deed goes unpunished.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus Oculo Captus, the sad story of a one-eyed deer: Cervus, altero oculo captus, iuxta mare pasci consueverat ita ut integrum oculum in terram haberet versum; nihil enim periculi videbatur e mari impendere. Cum autem forte navis praeterveheretur, qui in illa erant, directa in cervum sagitta, incautum confixere. Ille ictus, “Me miserum,” inquit, “quantopere deceptus fui, qui a terra metui, undis fretus, e quibus mihi mors immittitur.”

Cervus et Mare