Thursday, June 28, 2012

Round-Up: June 28

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: ante diem quartum Kalendas Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sine iniuria (English: Without injustice).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Primus inter pares (English: First among equals)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Cum vinum intrat, exit sapientia (English: When wine enters, wisdom exits). 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: Inopiae desunt multa, avaritiae omnia (English: Poverty feels the lack of many things, but greed the lack of everything).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Lupus in fabula (English: Speak of the wolf - used like the English phrase "speak of the devil" - and he will appear; from Adagia 3.8.56).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Iupiter et Prometheus, including Prometheus' famous punishment.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Haedus et Lupus Fores Pulsans, the story of the mother goat who had to leave her kid at home all alone (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Dog and the Quaker, the story of a hungry dog and a hypocrite.

MILLE FABULAE: Here's a favorite fable from Mille Fabulae et Una: Leonis Filius et Homo, in which the man outwits the lion!

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Accipiter Columbam Insequens, in which the hawk learns a lesson about karma: Cum accipiter columbam praecipiti insequeretur volatu, villam quandam ingressus, a rustico captus est, quem blande, ut se dimitteret, obsecrabat, “Non enim te laesi,” dicens. Cui rusticus “Nec haec,” respondit, “te laeserat.” Fabula indicat merito puniri qui innocentes laedere conantur.

Accipiter Columbam Sequens et Rusticus