Sunday, October 21, 2012

Round-Up: October 21

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 duodecimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Leges iuraque serva (English: Preserve the laws and the rights).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Poetis mentiri licet (English: Poets are allowed to lie).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Transit, ut unda fluens, tempus et hora ruens (English: Like a wave that flows, time passes by, and so too the rushing hour).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Aedificate alterutrum (I Thess. 5:11). 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: Salem et mensam ne praetereas: Passe not over salt and the table, as who should say, neglect not the companie of friendes, or breake not the law of amitie. For with these things in olde time were friendes reconciled, and kept mutuall feastes and bankettes one with another.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Vincula Mortis: O mors, quam dura, quam fortia sunt tua iura! / Non est tam fortis, qui rumpat vincula mortis.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Peacock's Complaint, the story of a peacock and his complaints to the goddess Juno.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Poma Marcescentia, a hilarious story about a greedy man and his apple orchard (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Talpa, Asinus, et Simia, a story of three animals comparing their fates.

Asinus, Simius et Talpa

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