Sunday, October 20, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 20

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Nil temere (English: Nothing rashly).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Musica donum dei (English: Music is a gift of God)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Vade ad formicam, o piger! (English: Turn to the ant, you lazy person!). 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: Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur (English: To both love and be wise is hardly possible even for a god).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Qui inspuerit in agmen formicarum, huic intumescant labra (English: He who spits in the anthill gets swollen lips; from Adagia 4.6.80).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Similis Similem Sibi Quaerit. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Poma Marcescentia, a hilarious little story about a greedy man and his son (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia et Vulpes, Iter Facientes, a story about a boastful monkey.

Vulpes et Simius Superbus

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: λάβετε φάγετε, τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ σῶμά μου. Accipite, et comedite: hoc est corpus meum. Take, eat; this is my body.

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 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen; 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.