Saturday, August 25, 2012

Round-Up: August 25

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. The first week of classes was a whirlwind, as always - I am so glad the weekend is here. For those of you who had your first week of classes last week, and for those of you who are starting this Monday, Happy New School Year! STUDEAMUS SAPIENTIAE!

HODIE: ante diem octavum Kalendas Septembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Dum vivo, spero (English: So long as I live, I hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Appetitus rationi pareat (English: Let your appetite obey reason).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Quid iuvat adspectus, si non conceditur usus? (English: What is the good of looking at something, if you're not allowed to use it?).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Mitte panem tuum super transeuntes aquas et post multa tempora invenies illum (Ecc. 11:1). 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: Taurum tollet, qui vitulum sustulerit: He that hath borne a calfe, that also beare a bull, he that accustomed him selfe to litle thinges, by litle and litle shal be able to goe awaye with greater thinges. One named Milo, was wont every day to beare a certaine way on his shoulders a calf. At length the calfe grew to a great oxe, his daily exercise made him still able to beare the oxe, when the oxe was now of an exceding great quantitie, ye see what maistries use worketh..

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Amat Victoria Curam: Vincere vis? Labor adsit; amat victoria curam: / Vinces, si vincet non tua terga labor.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Iuppiter, the story of the frogs and their kings - a wonderful fable to keep in mind around election-time (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Housewife and her Hen, a wise little fable about greed - the moral of this fable could be the proverb above, Appetitus rationi pareat.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Astrologus Stellas Contemplans, about the man who is looking up at the sky and doesn't see what is right in front of him.