Monday, September 2, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 2

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 (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Nonas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Ex industria (English: The result of hard work - a good motto for the Labor Day holiday).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sapientia gubernator navis (English: Wisdom is the pilot of the ship).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Caesar non supra grammaticos (English: Caesar is not superior to the grammarians). 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: Satis est superare inimicum, nimium est perdere (English: It's enough to defeat your enemy; to destroy him is too much).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Vulpes non iterum capitur laqueo (English: The fox is not caught in the snare a second time; from Adagia 2.5.22).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vita Quae Praeteriit. 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 Hercules et Rusticus, the wonderful story of Hercules and the lazy farmer (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Senex, Gemens, the story of the lion who is humbled by old age.

Leo Senex

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: οὐκ ἦν αὐτοῖς τόπος ἐν τῶ καταλύματι. Non erat eis locus in diversorio. There was no room for them in the inn.

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 Legends of the Rhine by Wilhelm Ruland; 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.