Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Round-Up: October 3

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 quintum Nonas Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Amo pacem (English: I love peace).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus optimus iudex (English: Time is the best judge)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Asinus asinum fricat (English: One donkey scratches another). 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: In nullum avarus bonus est, in se pessimus (English: A miser treats no man well, and himself worst of all).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus (English: The mountains give birth; a ridiculous mouse will be born; from Adagia 1.9.14 - a story famously found in Aesop).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Quod Natura Rogat: Qui non curaret plus quam natura rogaret, / Dives hic esset, quia res sibi nulla deesset.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Gnat and the Ox, in which a self-important gnat is rebuked.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pavo et Grus, a story in which the crane gets the better of a boastful peacock.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Minerva et Olea, the story of the gods choosing their favorite trees (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Arbores Deorum