Thursday, November 22, 2012

Round-Up: November 22

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 decimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas vincet (English: The truth will be victorious).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Virtus sibimet merces (English: Excellence is its own reward)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ex granis acervus (English: From grains, a heap). 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: Ubi libertas cecidit, audet libere nemo loqui (English: When freedom has fallen, no one dares to speak freely).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cauda tenes anguillam (English: You're trying to hold an eel by the tail - which is to say you don't really have hold of it at all; from Adagia 1.4.94).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Fert Omnia Secum: O felix, secum sua quicumque omnia portat, / Fortunae vivens liber ab arbitrio.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Four Bulls and the Lion, a story of divide and conquer.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Alata, the story of a foolish ant who wanted to fly (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Senex et Vulpes, the story of a fox who knows better than to enter the lion's den.

leo et vulpes