Saturday, August 31, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 31

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you have not downloaded a free PDF copy of Mille Fabulae et Una: 1001 Aesop's Fables in Latin, it's available (my project from summer of 2010); this is the source for the Latin fable below.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): pridie Kalendas Septembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Laboranti numen adest (English: Divine power attends the man who works hard).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Quae legeris, memento (English: What you read, remember).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Regula certa datur: bene qui stat, ne moveatur (English: This rule is given as certain: if something is sitting pretty, don't move it).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Rex hodie est, et cras morietur (Sirach 10:10). 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 Conybeare: Equinae caudae pilos vellere: To plucke the heares of an horsse tayle. A proverbe spoken of hem that by litle and litle atchieveth that he coulde not doe immediatly altogeather.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Tempus Volubile. Click here for a full-sized view; the poem has a vocabulary list and an English translation, too.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Lupus et Pastor, Compatres, the story of a foolishman man who entrusted his sheep to the wolf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis et Faber, the story of a dog and its very selective hearing.

Canis et Faber  - Osius

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: καὶ λαβὼν ποτήριον καὶ εὐχαριστήσας ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς. Accipiens calicem, gratias egit et dedit illis. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them.

Myth and Folklore Books. I'm accumulating some book recommendations for the classes I teach and wanted to share them here. Today's book is The First Book of Adam and Eve by Rutherford Platt; you can see the table of contents here. This is a free Amazon Kindle eBook, and you don't need a Kindle to read it - you can read Kindle books on any computer or mobile device, or you can use the Amazon Cloud Reader in your browser.