Monday, May 26, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 26

Hi, everybody! I'm back from my week out of town, and it turned into a bit longer of a hiatus than I expected. But yes, as you can see I'm blogging again and should be on schedule for the rest of the summer.

As some of you know, I teach online courses at the University of Oklahoma, and I'm engaged in a huge and really fun redesign of my Myth-Folklore course website which will occupy all my spare time this summer. If you are interested in seeing what I am up to, you can read my Course Redesign Diary online; it has links to all the new content I am putting online, and there will be new reading materials for my students every day between now and August 1, including some classical material.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Conanti dabitur (English: To the one who strives, it will be given).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus vitae magister (English: Time is life's teacher).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Quo altior mons, tanto profundior vallis (English: The higher the mountain, the lower the valley). 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: Heu, conscientia animi gravis est servitus (English: Oh, conscience is a painful enslavement of the soul!).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Habet et musca splenem (English: Even the fly has its spleen; from Adagia 3.5.7- which means that even a fly can feel "splenetic," i.e. angry).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Alata, the sad story of an ann who wanted to fly (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Avara et Gallina, a story much like that of the goose that laid the golden eggs, but without any supernatural elements!

Mulier et Gallina Obesa

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: μὴ φοβοῦ, μαριάμ. Ne timeas, Maria. Fear not, Mary.

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