Friday, September 7, 2012

Round-Up: September 7

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 septimum Idus Septembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vincit omnia veritas (English: Truth conquers all).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Date obolum Belisario (English: Given a penny to Belisarius - you can read about the legend of Belisarius the beggar at Wikipedia).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Una serena dies multas pellit cito nubes (English: One clear day swiftly drives away many clouds).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nudus egressus sum de utero matris meae et nudus revertar illuc (Job 1:21). 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: Intempestiva benevolentia nihil a simultate differt: Unseasonable friendship differeth litle from enmitie. Many there be which while they studie to do a man good do him muche harme, or otherwise be moleste and grevous unto him, forasmuch as they have no respecte ne consideracion of the time.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Visne Bonus Dici? Ficta parum constant: quod haberi poscis, id esto! / Visne bonus dici? Cura sit esse bonum.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Two Crabs, a story about parental hypocrisy.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Feles et Venus, the fabulous story of what happened when Venus turned a cat into a woman.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Aquila et Vulpes, the dramatic story of what happened when the eagle stole the fox's pups (this fable has a vocabulary list).

vulpes et aquila