Saturday, September 15, 2012

Round-Up: September 15

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 septimum decimum Kalendas Octobres.

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.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Studiis invigilandum (English: We should stay awake, studying).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Verae amicitiae sempiternae (English: True friendships are eternal)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Excelsior! (English: Higher!). 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: Perdidisse honeste mallem quam accepisse turpiter (English: I'd rather have lost everything honestly than to have ill-gotten gains).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Totus echinus asper (English: The whole hedgehog is prickly; from Adagia 2.9.59).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Iudex Sibi: Cum te aliquis laudat, iudex tuus esse memento; / Plus aliis de te quam tu tibi credere noli.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, a story about an old dog his ungrateful master.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is Jove's Cask, which is Aesop's version of the story of Pandora and her box - without Pandora.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Tympana, the sad story of the donkey who got beaten even after he was dead (this fable has a vocabulary list).

negotiator et asinus

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