Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Round-Up: July 10

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. As for the book, things are going very nicely; I've now got all 1000 poems picked out and am working on organizing them - a fun task, albeit daunting. If I can get them all in order, I'll be able to start laying out the book next week!

HODIE: ante diem sextum Idus Iulias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Res crescunt concordia (English: With harmony, things prosper).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Vivorum oportet meminisse (English: We should remember the living).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Post vinum verba, post imbrem nascitur herba (English: After wine come words, as grass grows after the rain).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Quid timidi estis, modicae fidei? (Matt. 8:26). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Emere malo, quam rogare: I had lever bie, then begge. Or as the Englishe man pronounceth. He that goeth a borowing, goeth sorowinge. Hereby signified he that a thinge obteined, with much sute and prayer, is in deede dearelie boughte.


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Apollo, Neptunus et Laomedon, the story of how Apollo and Poseidon built the walls of Troy.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cornix et Urna, the story of an ingenious crow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Head and the Tail, which tells what happened when the snake's tail rebelled against the head.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Perdix et Galli, a story about a persecuted partridge and some mean-spirited roosters.

MILLE FABULAE: Here's a favorite fable from Mille Fabulae et Una: Leo Senex, Gemens, a story about the lion's karma: Leo, gravatus aetate et febribus, iacebat, spiritum trahens extremum. Supervenit aper spumans dentibus, veterem iram effundens. Taurus cornibus corpus eius undique confodit. Asinus pedibus suis eum attrivit. Et dixit vix spirans cum gemitu, “Heu! Cum esset virtus, erat honor; fuit et timor, immo et opinio mea terruit plures. Deficientibus autem viribus, deficit honor.”

Leo Senex