Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Round-Up: July 24

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm using Google+ a lot these days - highly recommended as a thought-provoking place to hang out online!

HODIE: ante diem nonum Kalendas Augustas.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Elige viam optimam (English: Choose the best way).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Sapientia omnia operatur (English: Wisdom works all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est piger agnellus, qui non gestat sibi vellus (English: The little lamb who doesn't want to carrry his own wool is lazy).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Quaerite et invenietis (Matt. 7:7). 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: Aequalem tibi uxorem quaere: Marry thy like. What inconveniences proceede of unegall mariages, as when the olde persone marieth with the yonge, the poore with the riche, the ignoble with the noble, who seeth not?


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Venus, the story of the goddess of love.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, the story of a dog and his ungrateful master (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Sick Kite, the story of the bird's deathbed repentance.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Struthiocamelus Perfidus , the story of a treacherous ostrich.

MILLE FABULAE: Here's a favorite fable from Mille Fabulae et Una: Vulpes et Pardus, a story about inner v. outer beauty: Vulpes et pardus de pulchritudine concertabant et, pardo suam pellem versicolorem extollente, vulpes, cum suam praeponere non possit, dicebat pardo, “At quanto ego sum speciosior et quam longe formosior, quae non corpus, sed animum versicolorem et variis notis insignem sortita sum!”

vulpes et pardus