Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Round-Up: September 25

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: ante diem septimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Labor omnia vincit (English: Hard work overcomes all things - the state motto of Oklahoma!).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Tempus omnia revelat (English: Time reveals all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ebibe vas totum, si vis cognoscoere potum (English: Drain the whole cup, if you want to know the drink).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Unus interitus est hominis et iumentorum (Ecc. 3:19). 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: Dictum ac factum: Is a proverbe signifienge all mannes diligence and laboure necessarie to the doynge or bringinge to pass of any thinge. Donatus sayeth Dictum ac factum to be a proverbiall speakinge, betokeninge celeritie and spede yn doinge or dispatchinge of a thinge.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Lingua Una, Aures Duae: Ut nos pauca loqui, plura autem audire moneret, / Linguam unam natura, duas dedit omnibus aures

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis et Umbra, the story of the greedy dog who was fooled by his own reflection (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Deer and The Lion, an "out of the frying pan, into the fire" type of story!

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ovis et Canis Calumniosus, the sad story of the sheep who was condemned based on the testimony of false witnesses.

canis et ovis

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