Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Round-Up: September 19

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm almost making good progress on my latest project - you can see the growing collection of Latin-vocabulary-via-proverbs at the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

HODIE: ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is ulneror, non vincor (English: I am wounded, not defeated).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Caritas omnia potest (English: Love can do all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Disce, quid es, quid eris: memor esto, quod morieris (English: Learn what you are, and what you will be: remember that you will die).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Diligite iustitiam, qui iudicatis terram (Wisdom 1:1). 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 Taverner: Veritas simplex oratio: Trouthes tale is simple, he that meaneth good faith, goeth not about to glose his communicacion with painted wordes. Plaine and homely men call a figge, a figge, and a spade a spade. Rhetorike and coloringe of spech, proved manye times a mans matter to be naught.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Libris Amissis: Qui nil ingenio committit, at omnia libro, / Amissis retinet nil miser ille libris.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Onager Asino Invidens, the story of an onager who envied the donkey... and then realized his mistake.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Ass and the Gipsies, another story about the hard life of the pack donkey.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Aquila, et Sus, the story of a truly wicked little cat (this fable has a vocabulary list). If you look closely, you can see the eagle up on the top branch, the sow down at the bottom, and the cat in the middle:

Aquila, Feles et Aper