Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Round-Up: June 5

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: Nonae Iuniae, the Nones of June.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Audax ero (English: I will be bold).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post amara dulcia (English: Sweet things come after bitter).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sine labore non erit panis in ore (English: Without work there will be no bread in your mouth). 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: Bene vixit is, qui potuit, cum voluit, mori (English: A man has lived well if he was able to die when he wanted).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canis in praesepi (English: The dog in the manger; from Adagia 1.10.13 - the saying alludes to the famous Aesop's fable).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Capitolium in Manu Gallorum, a story which includes the death of the Roman senator Papirius.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: 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 "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 931, Pater, Filius, et Agrorum Cultura, through Fable 940, Uxor et Vir Ebrius, including Pater, Filius, et Leo, a story about a painted lion.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Boves et Plaustrum, a great little story about who does the complaining and who does the work: Boves plaustrum trahebant, cuius axis cum strideret, conversi dixere, “Heus tu, nobis onus omne ferentibus, quid quereris?” Ita quoque nonnulli, dum alii insudant operi, ipsi laborare fingunt.

Boves et Trabes