Saturday, October 26, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 26

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 septimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Nil desperandum (English: We must never despair).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post acerba prudenter (English: After bitter experiences, cautiously)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ora et labora, deus adest sine mora (English: Work and pray; God will aid you without delay). 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: Patiens et fortis se ipsum felicem facit (English: The man who is patient and courageous makes himself a happy man).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Suo ipsius indicio periit sorex (English: The shrew-mouse perished by its own testimony; from Adagia 1.3.65; you can read the fable about the shrew-mouse here).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Verus Amicus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous story of the donkey in the lion's skin (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Platanus et Viatores, the story of a tree that just can't get any respect.

Platanus et Viatores

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἄιδεις ὥσπερ εἰς Δῆλον πλέων. Canis tamquam Delum navigans. You sing as if you were sailing to Delos.

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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; 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.