Friday, June 5, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 5

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

Here's a fun summer reading group for people looking to do some Latin: In the summer of 2015 William Turpin (Swarthmore College) and Jen Faulkner (East Longmeadow High School) will offer a free online Latin translation course, meeting as a Google Hangout. The class will meet once a week starting on Sunday, June 7th from 8:00PM to 9:15-9:30 PM Eastern Time, and will continue for perhaps ten weeks. You can find out more details at their website: Medieval Latin, Summer 2015: Martin and Patrick. Thanks to Jen Ebbeler for letting me know about this, and if you have announcements for me to share here at the Bestiaria, just let me know (laurakgibbs@gmail.com).

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Nonae Iuniae, the Nones of June!

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Audax ero (English: I will be bold).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post amara dulcia (English: Sweet things come after bitter things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sine labore non erit panis in ore (English: Without work there will be no bread in your mouth). 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: Necesse est minima maximorum esse initia (English: The beginnings of the biggest things cannot help but be small).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canis in praesepi (English: The dog in the manger; from Adagia 1.10.13 - as featured in an Aesop's fable).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Scribendo disces scribere.
You will learn to write by writing.

Labor omnia superat.
Hard work overcomes all things.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Boves et Plaustrum, a fable that might apply to your workplace!

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes et Corium , a tale of greed (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Canes et Corium

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo et Iaculator , with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Sagittarius, Leo et Vulpes

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