Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Round-Up: November 20

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 duodecimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Ora et labora (English: Pray and work hard).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Spes dabit auxilium (English: Hope will give help).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Temporibus brumae iuxta ignem pocula sume (English: In winter time, sit by the fire and raise your glass).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui reddit mala pro bonis, non recedet malum de domo eius (Proverbs 17:13). 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: Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus: Without meate and drinke the lust of the body is colde. The beste way to tame carnall lust, is to kepe abstinence of meates and drinkes. Ceres amonges the Panims was taken fro the Goddesse of corne, Bacchus for the God of wine, and Venus for the Goddesse of love. Our Englishe Proverbe confirmeth the same, which saith, A licorouse mouth, a licourouse taile.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Felix et Miser: Dupliciter miser es, quia felix ante fuisti. / Dupliciter felix, qui fuit ante miser.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


TODAY'S FABLES:

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Fisherman and The Fish, the story of a little fish who tries to bargain with the fisherman.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Leoni Cantans, a story about a donkey who is proud of his singing (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Capra in Rupe Stans et Lupus, the story of a wise she-goat.

Lupus et Caper


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