Thursday, August 16, 2012

Round-Up: August 16

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 septimum decimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Aspiciendo senescis (English: You grow old as you watch).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Spe labor levis (English: With hope, hard work becomes easy).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Sola apis mel conficit (English: The bee alone makes honey).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sero sapiunt Phryges (English: The Phrygians are wise too late - in other words, they should have wised up before bringing the wooden horse within their walls).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Non est cuiuslibet Corinthum appellere (English: It's not for every man to make a trip to Corinth; from Adagia 1.4.1).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ὁ δύο πτῶκας διώκων, οὐδέτερον καταλαμβάνει (English: He who pursues two rabbits catches neither).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Nocitura: Si mala quis faciat, sibimet solet ipse nocere; / Eius in exemplo debes nocitura timere.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Porcellus et Testamentum, a hilarious little story about a bereaved pig (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Fox and The Grapes, the famous story of the supposedly sour grapes.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pastor, Vestis Eius, et Oves, the story of the shepherd and his ungrateful sheep.

Pastor in Arbore et Oves


Andrea Weis said...

Thanks for the great coyote and road runner cartoon with the warning! I know what I'll use in the first week of school!

Laura Gibbs said...

Isn't that hilarious? I actually have the COMPLETE Looney Tunes cartoon collection on DVD (dozens of DVDs, hundreds of hours of cartoons). I love that kind of stuff, and Road Runner is one of my favorites. :-)