Friday, September 21, 2012

Round-Up: September 21

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 undecimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Corde manuque (English: With heart and hand).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sapientia sanitas animi (English: Wisdom is the health of mind)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Procul a Iove, procul a fulmine (English: Far from Jupiter, far from his thunderbolt). 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: Incertus animus dimidium est sapientiae (English: A mind that doubts is halfway to wisdom).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Multi qui boves stimulent, pauci aratores (English: Many are those who drive the oxen, but few are the real ploughmen; from Adagia 1.7.9).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Disce Ut Doceas: Et labor et studium doctos genuere magistros; / Quod numquam didicit, nemo docere potest.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Monachi et Abbates, a wonderful medieval fable about the abbots and the hungry monks (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Bear and The Bees - even though the bear is big, he feels the stings of those little bees.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Arbores et Homo, the sad story of trees who were their own worst enemies.

Arbores et Securis

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