Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Round-Up: October 23

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 decimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Nil desperandum (English: We must never despair).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Musica donum dei (English: Music is a gift of God)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Multae manus onus levant (English: Many hands lighten the load). 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: Iracundiam qui vincit, hostem superat maximum (English: If you tame your anger, you defeat your greatest enemy).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Suo ipsius indicio periit sorex (English: The shrew-mouse perished by its own testimony; from Adagia 1.3.65 - you can read an Aesop's fable inspired by this proverb).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Mors et Amor: Vincere vis mortem, fallentem vincere amorem? / Mors et amanda tibi est, et metuendus amor.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia, Camelus, et Elephantus, a story about a royal election among the animals.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Stag and the Fawn, a story about the fearful stag.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Apicula et Iuppiter, the story of how the bee got its sting (this fable has a vocabulary list).

apes et Iuppiter

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