Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Round-Up: October 10

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 sextum Idus Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Superba frango (English: I shatter proud things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dubium sapientiae initium (English: Doubt is the beginning of wisdom)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Post nubila Phoebus (English: After clouds, the sun). 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: Virtuti melius quam fortunae creditur (English: It's better to trust in your character than in your luck).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Mustelae crocoton (English: Like a wedding dress for a weasel; from Adagia 1.2.72 - as the weasel was a proverbial spinster, a wedding dress was something a weasel never needed, so this proverb refers to something inappropriate or unsuitable).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Tibi Facient Rursum: Quae facies matri, faciet tua filia rursum, / Filius et faciet, quod facis omne patri.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the dog fooled by his own reflection.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Miser and His Gold, a story about a miser who's been robbed.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursus et Apes, the story of a bear with a very bad temper (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Ursus et Apes