Thursday, August 16, 2012

Round-Up: August 16

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: ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Aspiciendo senescis (English: You grow old as you watch).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Spe labor levis (English: With hope, hard work becomes easy).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Sola apis mel conficit (English: The bee alone makes honey).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sero sapiunt Phryges (English: The Phrygians are wise too late - in other words, they should have wised up before bringing the wooden horse within their walls).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Non est cuiuslibet Corinthum appellere (English: It's not for every man to make a trip to Corinth; from Adagia 1.4.1).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ὁ δύο πτῶκας διώκων, οὐδέτερον καταλαμβάνει (English: He who pursues two rabbits catches neither).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Nocitura: Si mala quis faciat, sibimet solet ipse nocere; / Eius in exemplo debes nocitura timere.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Porcellus et Testamentum, a hilarious little story about a bereaved pig (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Fox and The Grapes, the famous story of the supposedly sour grapes.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pastor, Vestis Eius, et Oves, the story of the shepherd and his ungrateful sheep.

Pastor in Arbore et Oves