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