Friday, July 6, 2012

Round-Up: July 6

I've been super-busy with the book, but all is going well - still on schedule to be done by August (assuming we do not just MELT here before that happens: what awful weather!). Meanwhile, 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: pridie Nonas Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Cedamus amori (English: Let us yield to love).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Repetitio mater memoriae (English: Repetition is the mother of memory)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non faciunt meliorem equum aurei freni (English: Golden reins do not make a better horse). 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: Quam malus est, culpam qui suam alterius facit (English: How wicked is the man who blames someone else for his own fault).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equum habet Seianum (English: He's got the horse of Sejanus; from Adagia 1.10.97; this was a very unlucky horse, whose owners died: first he belonged to Sejanus, who was beheaded; then Dolabella bought him and he was killed by rebels in Epirus; the horse was then the property of Gaius Cassius, who also died, after which the horse went to Mark Anthony, who also died, and Sejanus's next owner, his last, drowned.).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Latona, the mother of Apollo and Diana.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Lupus et Puer Mendax, the famous story of the boy who cried wolf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Frightened Lion, the story of a lion fooled by the sound of a loud frog.

MILLE FABULAE: Here's a favorite fable from Mille Fabulae et Una: Leo et Pastor, the famous story of a shepherd (sometimes known as Androcles) and a lion with a thorn in his paw.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mures Duo, the story of the city mouse and the country mouse: Mus rusticus, videns urbanum murem rus deambulantem, invitat ad cenam depromitque omne penum ut tanti hospitis expleat lautitiam. Urbanus ruris damnat inopiam urbisque copiam laudat, secumque in urbem ducit rusticum. Qui, inter epulandum attonitus insolitis clamoribus, cum intellexerat periculum quotidianum esse, dixit urbano muri, “Tuae dapes plus fellis quam mellis habent. Malo securus esse cum mea inopia quam dives esse cum tua anxietate.”.

Mures Duo