Monday, August 27, 2012

Round-Up: August 27

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: ante diem sextum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Tenax propositi (English: Firm of purpose).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omne initium difficile (English: Every beginning is difficult)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Auream mediocritatem diligo (English: I cherish the golden mean). 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: Necessitas ab homine, quae vult, impetrat (English: What necessity wants from you, she takes).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Bubo canit lusciniae (English: The owl is singing to the nightingale - a very foolish state of affairs indeed; from Adagia 4.4.12).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Vita Malis Libera: Nec cupio nec opes opto mihi: sit mihi parvo / Laeta, sed a duris libera vita malis.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Puer, a story about the difference between fun & games for the boys and life & death for the frogs (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Man and the Dogs, a story which features an appearance by Aesop himself.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Persona Tragoedi, a variation on the famous fable of the fox and the actor's mask - but this time with a wolf.

Lupus et caput