Monday, September 3, 2012

Round-Up: September 3

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 tertium Nonas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Ex industria (English: The result of hard work - a good motto for Labor Day).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sapientia gubernator navis (English: Wisdom is the pilot of the ship)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Patria mea totus mundus est (English: My fatherland is the whole world). 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: Frenos imponit linguae conscientia (English: Conscience puts a bridle on the tongue).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Vulpes non iterum capitur laqueo (English: The fox is not caught in the snare a second time; from Adagia 2.5.22).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Grata et Ingrata: Quae tibi sunt ingrata, aliis ne feceris umquam: / Fac aliis contra, quae tibi grata forent.


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Peacock and the Crane, a story about beauty bested by high-minded talent.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Hercules et Rusticus, a wonderful story about how god - Hercules, in this case - helps them that help themselves (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Senex, Gemens, the story of the savage lion, grown old.

Leo Senex

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