Thursday, September 13, 2012

Round-Up: September 13

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: Idus Septembres, the Ides of September.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Virtus depressa resurget (English: Excellence, though cast down, will rise again).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Personas gerimus fictas (English: We wear counterfeit masks).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ars compensabit, quod vis tibi parva negabit (English: Talent will make up for what your slight strength denies you).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nolite iudicare, et non iudicabimini (Luke 6:37). 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: Unus vir nullus vir: One man no man. One man lefte alone, and forsaken of all the reste, can do little good.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Vita Aliena Magistra: Multorum disce exemplo, quae facta sequaris, / Quae fugias: vita est nobis aliena magistra.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ranae et Puer, the story of a boy who threw rocks at the frogs.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is Horse and Man, the story of how the horse became enslaved to man.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes et Agricola Penuria Laborans, the story of a dogs in a dangerous time (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Canes et Rusticus (de fame) - Osius


Rowena Fenstermacher said...

I am laughing out loud at today's lolcat proverbs--tibi gratias!

Laura Gibbs said...

Isn't it a hoot? Most of the pictures at icanhascheezburger are pictures people have taken of their own cats, but sometimes professional stuff makes it way there too, like this image from Why Cats Paint. :-)