Saturday, November 10, 2012

Round-Up: November 10

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 Idus Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Maiora sequor (English: I follow greater things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is In varietate voluptas (English: There is a pleasure in variety)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non mare transisset, pavidus si nauta fuisset (English: The sailor would not have crossed the sea, if he had been afraid). 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: Solet hora, quod multi anni abstulerunt, reddere (English: Often a single hour restores when many years had taken away).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Capra nondum peperit, haedus autem ludit in tectis (English: The goat hasn't given birth yet, but the kid is already playing on the rooftops - a bit like counting your chickens before they have hatched, but with a baby goat instead; from Adagia 2.6.10).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Res In Se Recurrentes: Rebus in humanis adeo in se cuncta recurrunt, / Finis ut unius sit caput alterius. This is an emblematic distich, so it has an illustration:

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mulier Puerpera et Lectus, one of Phaedrus' joking fables (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis Villaticus, a story about a dog who is ready to take a stand and fight back and the lesson he provides for some human soldiers.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Crab and his Mother, a famous story of "do as I say, not as I do." You can read a Latin version of the story here.

Cancri Duo