Thursday, September 27, 2012

Round-Up: September 27

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 quintum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Deus providebit (English: God will provide).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fortuna levis dea (English: Luck is a fickle goddess)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ex luna scientia (English: From the moon, knowledge). 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: Nisi per te sapias, frustra sapientem audias (English: Unless you can wise up, it's a waste of time for you to listen to a wise man).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Litem moves de asini prospectu (English: You're making a lawsuit out of the peeping of a donkey; from Adagia 1.3.64 - the full story is told in an Aesop's fable).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Aurum Omnia Vincit: Quae neque vi poteris neque duro vincere ferro, / Aurum adhibe: cedent protinus illa tibi.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mercurius, Homo, et Formicae, one of my all-time favorite fables (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Eagle and the Serpent, the story of an eagle who got more than he bargained for when he grabbed a snake.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Formicae et Cicada, the famous story of the ant and the fun-loving grasshopper.

Formica et Cicada