Sunday, November 4, 2012

Round-Up: November 4

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: pridie Nonas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Meliora spero (English: I hope for better things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Ad Graecas calendas (English: On the Greek calends)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Qui gladio ferit, gladio perit (English: He who wounds by the sword, dies by the sword). 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: Sapiens locum dat requiescendi iniuriae (English: The wise man allows space for an outrage to settle down).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas (English: The judgment absolves the crows and troubles the doves; from Adagia 3.5.73).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Hora Fugax: Temporis in mundo res nulla fugacior hora; / Quam cum praesentem credimus, illa fuit.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Young Cocks, a story of fleeting victory.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Alauda, Pulli, et Agri Dominus, the story of the lark made famous by Ennius (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ranae Duae et Puteus, the story of two frogs - one cautious, one reckless.

Ranae Duae et Puteus

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