Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Round-Up: August 8

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 sextum Idus Augustas.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Spe expecto (English: In hope I wait).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dux vivendi natura (English: Nature is the guide of how to live)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sub pallio sordido sapientia (English: Beneath a filthy cloak, wisdom). 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: Fortuna vitrea est: tum, cum splendet, frangitur (English: Fortune is like glass: when it glitters, it shatters).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Indus elephantus haud curat culicem (English: The Indian elephant doesn't worry about a gnat; from Adagia 1.10.66 - in other words, don't sweat the small stuff).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Amicitia: Cur similis similem sibi quaerit, amicus amicum? / Uno nemo potest in pede stare diu.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pavo Deplumatus, the sad story of the peacock who gave away all his feathers (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Bulls and the Lion, a story about the strategy of "divide and conquer."

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mors et Senex, the story of the warnings that death is giving us all.

Mors et Moriens