Friday, August 31, 2012

Round-Up: August 31

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. It's not a Latin thing, but if anyone is interested in my real job (teaching online courses for the University of Oklahoma), I did a podcast interview with the Ed. School at the University of British Columbia about my experience teaching online (for ten years now, which is a long time in the online teaching world) - the interview was a lot of fun! You can hear the podcast embedded in this blog post; my interview starts about 9 minutes into the podcast.

HODIE: pridie Kalendas Septembres, the day before the Kalends of September.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Laboranti numen adest (English: Divine power attends the person who works hard).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Quae legeris, memento (English: What you read, remember).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ostia cur claudis, si vocem pauperis audis? (English: Why do you close the door if you hear the voice of a poor man?).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Multos perdidit aurum atque argentum (Sirach 8:2). 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 Conybeare: Equinae caudae pilos vellere: To plucke the heares of an horsse tayle. A proverbe spoken of hem that by litle and litle atchieveth that he coulde not doe immediatly altogeather.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Spes et Fides: Nulla foret, nisi certa fides foret, unaque semper; / At si certa foret spes mea, nulla foret.


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Married Mouse, the story of the mouse who made the big mistake of marrying a lion.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Lupus et Pastor, Compatres, the story of the man who foolishly entrusted his sheep to the wolf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Apollo et Vir Facinorosus, the story of the wicked man who thought he could fool the god Apollo.

Vir Malignus et Apollo

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