Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Round-Up: August 22

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm almost making good progress on my latest project - you can see the growing collection of Latin-vocabulary-via-proverbs at the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

HODIE: ante diem undecimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Errando discitur (English: You learn by making mistakes).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex unitate incrementum (English: From unity, increase).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Igne semel tactus timet ignem postmodo cattus (English: The cat who has been touched once by fire, fears the fire thereafter).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Medice cura teipsum (English: Physician, heal yourself).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Mylus omnia audiens (English: Mylus listening to everything; from Adagia 2.7.52 - this refers to someone who pretends to be deaf or not listening, but who is actually listening to everything).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is : Ἁμαρτεῖν οὐκ ἔνεστι δὶς ἐν πολέμῳ (English: One cannot err twice in war... contrast the proverb about learning above: school is one thing, war is another!).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Consilium Non Post Facta, Sed Ante: Non dare consilium prodest post facta, sed ante / Facta bonum quidquam consuluisse iuvat.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Satyrus et Viator, the wonderful story of the satyr and the man who was lost in the snow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Frog and The Bull, the story of a very puffed-up frog.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupi et Pastores, a story about an alliance between the shepherds and the wolves which proved fatal for the sheep.

lupi et pastor et oves