Monday, October 29, 2012

Round-Up: October 29

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 quartum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Alte volo (English: I fly high).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Culmen honoris lubricum (English: The pinnacle of honor is slippery)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Dum spiramus, speramus (English: While we breathe, we hope). 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: Feras difficilia, ut facilia perferas (English: You should put up with is hard in order to carry out what is easy).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Scarabeus citius faciet mel (English: Faster than a beetle can make honey - the insect equivalent of "when hell freezes over;" from Adagia 4.8.17).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Dei Donum Fides: Desine cur videat nemo sine numine numen / Mirari; solem quis sine sole videt?

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Canis Saginatus, a fable in praise of freedom.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Ungrateful Wolf, a story about the danger of doing a favor for a wolf.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pirata et Alexander Rex, the wonderful story of Alexander and the bold pirate (this fable has a vocabulary list).