Monday, October 8, 2012

Round-Up: October 8

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 octavum Idus Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Nulli inimicus ero (English: I will be an enemy to no one).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Naturae convenienter vive (English: Live in accordance with nature).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Cum contentus eris, dives tunc efficieris (English: When you will be content, then you will be rich).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Spem sicut anchoram habemus animae, tutam ac firmam (Heb. 6:19). 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: Faecem bibat, qui vinum bibit: He that hath dronke the wine, let him drinke the dregges. He that hath had the use and fruicion of the swete, let him contente to take some part of the sowre.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is In Domo Parva: Quo quisque est maior, maiora pericula vitae / Sustinet; in parva est vita beata domo.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Aureorum Sacculus, a salutary tale about a miser on his deathbed (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Horse and the Ass, the story of the donkey who, briefly, envied the life of the noble war-horse.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mors et Matrona, the story of a woman who is surprised when Death hears her prayer.

Femina, Maritus et Mors