Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Round-Up: July 31

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm using Google+ a lot these days - highly recommended as a thought-provoking place to hang out online!

HODIE: pridie Kalendas Augustas.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Verba rebus proba (English: Test words with deeds).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Varia vita est (English: Life is many-sided).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Caecat amor mentes atque interdum sapientes (English: Love sometimes blinds the minds even of the wise).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Dulcis est somnus operanti (Ecc. 5:12). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Nil recrastines: Delay not thie matters, but spede the while the time serveth, when the sunne shineth make haye.


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Parcae et Iudices, the fates and the judges of the dead.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Testudo et Iuppiter, the story of the turtle who was late for Jupiter's wedding (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Wolf and the Shepherd's Boy, the famous story of the boy who cried wolf.

MILLE FABULAE: Here's a favorite fable from Mille Fabulae et Una: Vulpes, Lupus, et Pisces, a story of what happened when the fox tricked the wolf into fishing in the icy water.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Puer et Paedagogus, the story of a boy and his useless teacher: Puer ad fluminis profundi oram ludens pede lapsus est. At salix opem dat, prensa labentis manu, et eum pendulum sustinet ne pereat in undae voraginem mersus. Paedagogus, cum huc venisset, inquit, “Istos nebulones meos sic evagari! Hoc sinam? Sic mihi non obsequi! Hoc patiar? Te quidem periculo praesenti eripiam, ludio proterve, at profecto non feres impune. Namque te modo, simul ac domum reduxero, flagris perbelle admonitum dabo, quantum satis erit ut facti memineris diu.” Puer, diro flagrorum metu externatus, salicem relinquit et perit, fluctu obrutus. Libido magis increpandi quam iuvandi quoddam paedagogorum genus permovet.

Puer et Paedagogus