Sunday, October 14, 2012

Round-Up: October 14

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: pridie Idus Octobres, the day before the Ides of October.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Aude aliquid dignum (English: Dare something worthy).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Vive memor mortis (English: Live, keeping death in mind).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Audi, cerne, tace, si vis tu vivere pace (English: Listen, look, and be silent, if you want to live in peace).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnis qui facit peccatum, servus est peccati (John 8:34). 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 Taverner: In vino veritas: In wine is trouth. Verely large drinking and especiallie of wine taketh alwaye the cloke and dissimulation of mans minde, and what so ever lieth hidde in the brest, it bringeth to lighte. Furthermore Plinie a great learned man writeth, that wine so much bewrayeth the secretes of the mind, that there have been men, which in theyr large and mery drinkinge have uttered theyr owne bane and destruction. Our common Proverbe agreeth here unto whiche saieth, Children, drunkers, and fooles can not lye.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Vivere Disce, et Mori: Ut tibi mors felix contingat, vivere disce; / Ut felix possis vivere, disce mori.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lepores et Ranae, a story about the two proverbially timid species - rabbits and frogs.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Mouse that Fell into the Pot, the story of the mouse who met his doom in a soup pot.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Crocodilus et Canis, in which the dog does not fall for the crocodile's trick (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Canis et Crocodilus

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